AuPairWorld is driving a shift in au pairing with the convenience and simplicity of direct connections between host families and au pairs. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Australia where, in the first half of 2013, 3050 Australian families sourced au pairs through AuPairWorld, an increase of more than 50% over the first half of 2012. Australian families are increasingly benefiting from all the advantages of having an au pair including much-needed help with child care as well as introducing their kids to a foreign language and culture.
And for Australian families, there are plenty of au pairs to be found on AuPairWorld with equally impressive growth in the number of registered au pairs choosing Australia as their preferred destination. In the first half of 2013, AuPairWorld registered 32,130 au pair applicants looking for a host family in Australia (among multiple destination choices). These au pairs mainly come from France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and Britain. Australia enjoys a 'favourite' status amongst au pairs from continental Europe, who value the opportunity to improve their English while immersing themselves in the 'down under' culture (and warmer climate).
AuPairWorld is the world's leading au pair agency on the Internet and offers the opportunity to search directly and independently for an au pair or a host family. Since the company‘s founding in 1999, more than 1.5 million users have registered on its site. AuPairWorld is operated by a.n.d. Internet Services GmbH & Co. KG (a company based in Kassel, Germany. It employs 24 permanent members of staff.