The Process to Host an Au pair

Understanding the Steps to host an Au pair

Step-by-step guide on how to host an au pair through our agency, ensuring a successful and fulfilling experience for both the host family and the au pair. Read more about why to register with our agency.

Step 1: Registration:

Our straightforward registration process allows for convenient completion. We request that you submit your family photograph and application form via email. The application will ask for important details about your family, including your childcare needs, household dynamics, and preferences regarding the au pair’s nationality, language proficiency, and specific skills. Take your time to provide accurate and comprehensive information to assist in finding the most suitable au pair for your family.

Step 2: Consultation and Guidance:

After submitting your application, you can expect to receive a call from our staff. One of our amicable team members will reach out to you for a conversation, providing additional details and aiming to understand you better. We address any inquiries to prepare you for commencing the interview process.

They will review your application, discuss your requirements in more detail, and provide guidance on the au pair selection process. This consultation is an excellent opportunity to address any questions or concerns you may have and gain a clearer understanding of the next steps.

Step 3: Au Pair Selection and Introduction:

Au pair Canada will present you with a selection of carefully screened au pair profiles that closely match your family’s needs and preferences. Take the time to review these profiles, including the au pair’s background, experience, and personal interests. You will have the chance to communicate with potential au pairs and conduct interviews, enabling you to ask questions and assess compatibility.

Using our interview guide alongside your selected candidates, the interview procedure becomes remarkably easy. We suggest Skype to enhance the personal and face-to-face aspect of the interviews.

Step 4: Finalizing the Match:

Once you have found an au pair whom you feel is the right fit for your family, communicate your decision to our team. They will guide you through the necessary paperwork, including the completion of a program agreement and the establishment of an official contract between you and the au pair. These documents will outline the terms of the au pair’s stay, including working hours, duties, compensation, and other essential details.

Invite your au pair-  Just extend an invitation to your preferred au pair, and we handle all the remaining tasks. We handle the preparation of your documentation, while our partner agency assists your au pair with visa application, flight booking, and travel insurance.

Continual assistance – We maintain communication with both the host family and the au pair, offering support and mediation in four different languages. Feel free to reach out to us at any time if you need assistance; our friendly team is always available. More about what do we offer. 

Pre-Arrival Preparations: Before your au pair’s arrival, make the necessary preparations to ensure a smooth transition. Arrange for the au pair’s accommodation, which should provide them with a private and comfortable living space within your home. Communicate any specific house rules, routines, and expectations to help them acclimate quickly. Additionally, consider cultural differences and plan activities that promote cultural exchange and integration.

Welcoming and Integration: When your au pair arrives, provide a warm and welcoming environment. Introduce them to your family members, familiarize them with the local area, and assist them in settling in. Encourage open communication and foster a sense of inclusion within your family. Remember to be patient, as adjusting to a new country, language, and culture can take time.

Ongoing Support and Communication: Throughout the au pair’s stay, maintain regular communication and provide support when needed. Encourage open dialogue, address any concerns or issues promptly, and offer feedback to foster growth and mutual understanding. Embrace the cultural exchange opportunity by involving the au pair in family activities and engaging in discussions about their home country and traditions.