What Does an Au Pair Do?
InterExchange is proud to place au pairs from over 25 countries. Aged 18 to 26, our au pairs are motivated by their love of working with children and their desire to experience living in the U.S. So, what does an au pair do? Au pairs are eager to use their previous childcare experience while living with your family and helping you run your household. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that your au pair has completed an extensive application, interview, and background check process to participate in the program.
Au Pair Responsibilities
Your au pair can be scheduled to provide childcare up to 45 hours per week, for no more than ten hours a day. What is an au pair? They can be responsible for a variety of child-related tasks to keep your kids happy, healthy, and your family running smoothly.
Keep children safe
Share culture & language
Prepare meals for kids
Drive kids to activities
Arts, crafts, & creative fun
Help with homework
Take kids on outings
Do children’s laundry
Au Pair Qualifications
We accept only the most qualified au pairs. They must meet our strict standards, including:
- Love working with children
- Have hundreds of hours of hands-on childcare experience
- Speak conversational English
- Pass an in-person interview
- Provide verified professional references
- Pass a criminal background check
- Submit a medical report confirming good health
- Complete the Au Pair USA Online Academy training
Where Our Au Pairs Come From
Au Pairs from all over the world participate in our program.
- Costa Rica
- Bosnia & Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
- North Macedonia
- The Netherlands
- United Kingdom
- South Africa
Au Pair USA Online Academy
Our au pairs already have the experience and motivation they need to be successful. Still, we build on this knowledge to ensure your au pair arrives prepared and ready to get off to a great start.
Au Pairs complete the Au Pair USA Online Academy before departing their home country. We use a variety of training methods, including live sessions, videos, online courses, and offline activities. We cover a variety of important topics, and our au pair training includes:
- Child Development for All Ages
- CPR and First Aid Training
- American Culture and Communication
- Life as an Au Pair
- Driving in the U.S.
- Personal Safety
Your au pair will complete an online CPR and First Aid Training based on American Heart Association guidelines and will receive a certificate valid for two years. The Online Academy meets the U.S. Department of State’s 32-hour training requirement.
Pediatric and Adult CPR and First Aid
Online Child Development Training Course
Individual Coaching and Live Support from our Academy Instructors
What Our Families Are Saying
Thanks to Hagen and our previous InterExchange au pairs, our daughter is fluent in German.Read More about Hagen
Lucas showers our toddler son, Niko, with affection, attention, and fun. He loves sharing his culture!Read More about Lucas
Miyu has exceeded our expectations. She is the best possible caretaker for our son and host-daughter to us.Read More about Miyu
She makes our kids believe that picking up their toys and doing chores are the best activities in the world.Read More about Réka
Her positivity, love of helping others, kindness, and way with our children make her the best au pair ever.Read More about Thais