Quick Check for au pairs

Do you want to live with a host family in America and look after their children, whilst learning more about the American culture and language? Do the Quick Check to find out if you are eligible to become an au pair in America (USA).

Quick Check for au pairs
Are you 18-26 years old?
Do you speak and understand English well?
Are you single and without children?
Can you pay for a designated US au pair agency?
Are you a secondary school graduate or equivalent?
Do you have previous childcare experience*?
Do you possess a driving licence?
Are you willing to commit 12 months to your host family, look after their children and enhance your knowledge of the American culture?


Have you answered all questions with "Yes"? Great! The United States of America are waiting for you!

*Does your host family have any children under the age of two? In this case, you must provide evidence of having 200 hours of childcare experience for children of this age. More detailed information can be obtained from the US designated au pair agencies that arrange au pair placements.

Have you answered one or more questions with "No"Unfortunately, you lack one or more important criteria needed in order to qualify as an au pair in the USA.

Our tip: Think about a placement in a different country.

We are continually researching and updating our host country information, but cannot guarantee that all material provided is complete and correct. If you notice gaps or inaccuracies, we would like to hear from you.

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