U.S. Service Areas
West | Central | East
Are you ready for serious service? Why wait six weeks to get great child care. We can schedule arrivals in just three weeks.Learn more about U.S. Service Areas >
Au Pair Nationalities
Pan Asia | Europe | So. America
Are you interested in Culture? Discover a new world of diversity through our wide selection of screened, available au pairs.Learn more about au pair nationalities >
Au Pair Arrivals
Wednesday is the new Friday!
What's so special about Wednesday? That's when your new au pair will arrive. See which Wednesday works for you.Learn more about au pair arrivals >
What is an Au Pair?
What can an Au Pair do for you?
Au pairs are caring foreign nationals between the ages of 18 and 26 who are interested in providing childcare while experiencing American culture. Each au pair is fully screened and trained by GreatAuPair to provide flexible and dependable care. They speak English, have a driver's license, and can stay in the US for up to two years.
In exchange for room, board, and a weekly stipend, your au pair will work for up to 45 hours a week helping you calm temper tantrums, conquering your kid's laundry, assisting with morning and bedtime routines, and much more!Learn more about au pairs >
GreatAuPair program fees
How much does it cost to host an au pair?
When you host an au pair, you receive full-time, live-in childcare for a low average weekly rate of $350. This is an exceptional value, especially if you have more than one child. At GreatAuPair, we offer the highest quality of service while keeping our program fees easy to understand, and most importantly, affordable.
Your program fee buys you more than just quality childcare. It covers a carefully screened and trained au pair with a valid J-1 au pair visa, international airfare from the au pair's home country to your local community, and much more!Learn more about au pair costs >
How it works
Affordable childcare has never been so simple
Watch the video. Apply online! Sign up here or visit GreatAuPair.com and click on the 'Join Free' tab at the top. Then fill out the online form and select the "Au Pair" option when asked what you are seeking. If you are eligible, you will be directed to continue with your Host Family application.
Before your Host Family application can be reviewed and accepted, you'll need to purchase a $60 subscription on the GreatAuPair.com website, which gives you the ability to communicate with and interview the J-1 eligible au pairs.Learn more about GreatAuPair USA >
Host an au pair with GreatAuPair
Over 20 years at the forefront of au pair placement
For over 20 years GreatAuPair's staff has been at the forefront of au pair placement. We have helped millions of families around the world find affordable and dependable caregivers.
Using our proprietary FastMatch™ system, we provide you with choice, convenience, and control to find the best au pair for your family. You'll have access to our vast inventory of carefully screened and qualified au pairs. You'll be able to communicate with all J-1 au pair candidates and conduct video interviews.Learn more about our au pair program >