Au Pair

The Au Pair program matches students that are travelling abroad to complete their studies with international families that will provide them with accommodations in exchange for their services as a nanny or caregiver for the family's children or elderly members.

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Au Pair Student

Au Pair » Host Family

International Career Studies will match you with a qualified and fully screened nanny or caregiver that suits your family's unique needs. Whether you need an extra pair of hands to assist you with your five young children or someone to care for an elderly or disabled member of your family while you are at work, we ensure that your needs are met with a live-in au pair.

Our nannies and caregivers are students travelling abroad to complete their studies or to gain work experience and are in need of accommodations. As a participating host family, you will be receiving the help that you desire while at the same time providing the student with an affordable alternative to independent living while they are pursuing part-time education.  As a host family, you can expect your au pair to adhere to your family schedule and respect your household lifestyle.

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Au Pair Association guidelines.


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Program Outline

Program Length**
6 months (minimum)
Program Fees

What your program fee covers

  • Up to 40 hours / week of Childcare/Elderly Care
  • Partial Au Pair tuition coverage
  • Au Pair Monitoring Services
  • Au Pair Agreement Signed by Au Pair
  • Medical, Security and Criminal Check for Au Pair

Additional Costs:

  • Accommodations and Meals for Au Pair
Au Pair Responsibilities
  • Put the absolute safety of the children first before all other responsibilities
  • Provide care, warmth, and security in the absence of parents, maintaining a patient, cheerful, and helpful attitude while on duty
  • Plan activities that promote physical, emotional, intellectual, and social development
  • Participate and supervise daily activities with children, which would include: games, walks, play dates, playground outings and reading
  • Introduce/plan activities using your language(s) to children
  • Actively participate in the children's special areas and interests and serve as a resource for problem solving
  • Assist children's basic needs such as bathing, dressing, and brushing teeth.
  • If necessary, administer medication as directed by parents.
  • Plan and prepare nutritious snacks and meals for children during scheduled hours
  • Limit television/video and computer games to 30 minutes per day unless educational
  • Comply with Family's discipline and child-rearing preferences
  • Provide reasonable flexibility in times of emergency or unexpected schedule changes
  • Light household cleaning as directed
Host Family Responsibilities
  • Provide private room & accommodations
  • Include Au Pair in family meals & activities
  • Assist Au Pair with language training and cultural transition where applicable
  • Provide Au Pair with clear guidelines regarding family discipline and child-rearing preferences
  • Give reasonable advanced notice in regard to weekly schedule and any changes to family routine
  • Allow for weekends and vacation time off when available
Program Requirements
  • Must be primary caregiver of all dependent children/family members that require care
  • English as a first language
  • Pass medical, security and criminal clearances
  • Submit signed employment agreement with an Au Pair
  • Must be able to provide private accommodations in home for Au Pair

**Length of program may be adjusted to suit your preferred schedule; program fee will vary.