A total of 375,000 au pairs and host families from all over the world registered with AuPairWorld in 2013, an increase of 43% from the previous year.
The advantages of arranging an au pair stay through AuPairWorld include the flexibility, the cost-effectivesness and the simplicity provided by the website. These factors are certainly contributing to the growing popularity of au pairing in Germany.
In 2013, Germany saw a solid 21% growth in the number of registered host families (with 8,000 new host families registering on the site), and a 16% growth in the number of registered au pairs (with 26,790 new au pair registrations). Germany continues to be among the top 10 most attractive host countries for au pairs worldwide.
It is also interesting to see that 78% of the au pairs who registerd with AuPairWorld in 2013 came from countries in either the European Union (EU) or the European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA). Those wanting to au pair in Germany predominantly came from either Spain, Italy, France, the USA or Great Britain; coincidentally the same countries as the year before.
Uwe Regenbogen, the CEO of AuPairWorld commented, "We are of course very pleased to see that the popularity of au pairing is not only growing around the world but also in our home market Germany. We'll continue to do everything we can to meet the needs of both families with young children as well as of young people, as they embark on their au pair adventures."
AuPairWorld is the worldwide leading au pair agency on the Internet, which gives users the opportunity to find their au pair or host family directly and independently. Since its foundation in 1999, more than two million people have registered on the website. AuPairWorld is operated by a.n.d. Internet Services GmbH & Co. KG (a.n.d) located in Kassel, Germany. The company has 25 employees.