In operation since 1999
4 million+ customers
Our vision as an au pair agency in the internet
To inspire young people and families to experience a special type of cultural exchange and shared family life.
To learn new languages, to get to know other traditions and cultures, to discover foreign countries and to grow through the shared project of family life and childcare.
To give young people from around the world the chance to live abroad and experience another culture for the time of their au pair stay. To provide families access to a special form of childcare that enlivens and enriches daily life.
The goal of an au pair stay is a shared cultural exchange that benefits both sides. The au pair acquires skills in a second language and gains access to a new world of experiences. The host family gets help with daily childcare tasks and brings new cultural dimensions into family life.
What makes AuPairWorld special
- AuPairWorld has the largest selection of currently searching au pairs and host families.
- We carefully check profiles of au pairs and host families.
- We offer up-to-date and detailed information on the au pair stay in the most popular host countries – available around the clock and in five languages.
1997 - To begin with, a personal search
In 1997/98, company founder Uwe Regenbogen was looking for an au pair for his family. After a disappointing contact with a traditional au pair agency, he had the idea that the internet could deliver better results and a larger selection of candidates. He was right in thinking this. Using then existing internet resources, he quickly found the first of what came to be 12 au pairs for his family.
1999 - The free portal goes online
Using his experience as a programmer, Uwe Regenbogen decided to develop a new portal for au pairs and host families. His goal was to create a website that gave both host families and au pairs the chance to find each other as quickly as possible – without third-party intermediaries. At the end of 1999, www.aupair-world.net went online as a free portal. After a domain change in 2015, AuPairWorld is now found at www.aupairworld.com.
2002 - Introduction of Premium Membership
AuPairWorld has a relaunch and parts of the website require payment for use. The Premium Membership is launched.
2004 - The AuPairWorld team grows
The first employees are hired, and a multilingual customer support team is developed.
2011 - One million users
The one-millionth user registers on AuPairWorld. A new messaging systems makes it possible for users to exchange messages in a secure environment directly via AuPairWorld.
2014 - AuPairWorld is named Hessen-Champion
The two-millionth user registers on AuPairWorld. In its 15th year of doing business, AuPairWorld is named Hessen Champion in the category "World Market Leader" in connection with the Innovation and Growth Awards of the state of Hessen.
2016 - First Au Pair Meeting in Frankfurt
As of June 2016, AuPairWorld is an elite member of the World Youth Student and Educational Travel Confederation (WYSE).
In September, nearly 100 au pairs come to AuPairWorld's first official Au Pair Meeting in Frankfurt.
2017 - More than 3 million users
AuPairWorld takes a company trip to Dublin, learns a lot about the Irish market and meets with host families and au pairs for an intensive exchange of ideas.
The three-millionth user registers at AuPairWorld. The company offers thanks for the trust of all its users with a self-produced video: "When dreams come true".
2019 - AuPairWorld celebrates its 20th anniversary
AuPairWorld celebrates its 20th anniversary with a move into a new office building.
2021 - 4 million users
In June, the four-millionth user registers on the AuPairWorld website.
2022 - New layout for the My AuPairWorld area
In January 2022, the website moves to a new server environment to ensure the future viability of the platform, accompanied by a new layout for the MyAuPairWorld area.
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