Can we apply as an au pair couple?

(Also to be found with keywords Au pair couple and Couple)

An au pair couple refers to two friends or a steady couple with the desire to stay together during the au pair stay. Therefore, when looking for a host family, the desired number of au pairs to be taken in by the family plays an important role.

Friends at the beach

There is generally nothing wrong with this idea. However, au pairs need to be aware of the fact that there are relatively few host families who choose the option of simultaneously hosting two adults, as there is a certain cost involved. Families who usually look for an au pair couple either have a big family (four children or more) or work on a shift plan. They decide to host two au pairs at the same time, assuming that one person alone may have difficulties coping with the workload involved.

It is important to bear in mind that an au pair couple will carry out the same tasks as a single au pair. 

How to look for a family as au pair couple

Couples and friends deciding to use AuPairWorld for their search of a mutual host family, may certainly take this opportunity. However, they need to create two individual profiles for this purpose. It is not possible to share a profile. In the free texts of their profiles, they should point out that they wish to be hosted by the same family, indicating the full name and profile number of their companion, respectively.

As the number of families wishing to employ two au pairs at a time is rather limited, we also recommend au pair couples and friends to search for different families living in the same city and region. Thus, they may stay in touch and see each other in their spare time.

Au pair couple experiences

Jenni and Henry talk about their experiences as an au pair couple in Italy.