Why Host an Au Pair?

There are so many benefits to be gained from choosing an Au Pair for your children's childcare. Au Pairs offered a culturally enriching experience at the same time as being a flexible, convenient and affordable option. Importantly with AIFS Au Pair you will have the peace of mind knowing that our Au pairs have been thoroughly screened, and possess the necessary experience and skills to care for your children. Unlike other childcare options our service provides comprehensive support including weekends and evenings so if you need our advice or help we are just a phone call away.

Cultural Enrichment

AIFS Au Pair offers a culturally enriching experience. An AIFS Au Pair gives your family invaluable cultural insight and a wonderful learning experience. The cutural experience is mutual as the family is expected to be  show the Au Pair in Australia our culture and life with an Australian family. In return many Au Pairs form a close bond with their host families and the children learn about the world and broaden their horizon thorough living with a young adult from overseas.

Affordable Childcare

AIFS Au Pair is a cost effective solution. Childcare normally costs $70-$160 per day per child. An AIFS Au Pair will cost AUD $195-$375 per week whether you have one child or three! Remember your Au Pair must be provided with their own room and board for the duration of their stay with your family. Full board is calculated as part of the Au Pair's compensation.  


Tired of racing to childcare every afternoon? With an Au Pair you can forget the stress of pickups and enjoy the convenience of in-home care. An AIFS Au Pair offers you and your children a relaxed, stress-free alternative to the morning madness and early evening rush and trying to find childcare during school holidays.

Comprehensive Screening

Every AIFS Au Pair completes a rigorous screening process second-to-none. Our multi-tiered screening includes reference checks, one-on-one interview and detailed follow up report, Working with Children Check, medical check and First Aid certificate. Our Au Pairs also have a range of vaccinations including whooping cough.

AIFS' Support 

As an AIFS Host Family you will receive support from our team for the entire time your Au Pair is with your family. More than just an introduction, our team will provide guidance to ensure that your family's experience is an enriching and enjoyable one.

AND Remember...

AIFS has over 50 years experience delivering quality cultural exchange programmes. We are not an online search engine; AIFS carefully screens every Au Pair and accept only those that are equipped with the background and experience to care for your children.

We may cost a little more however our fees cover the most thorough screening process of any Australian agency plus the assurance that every Au Pair has completed an Australian paediatric first aid course and attended our two day orientation prior to starting with your family. 

AIFS is proud to be an organisation that takes child protection very seriously. All Au Pair candidates are subject to child protection and safeguarding screening standards as part of our thorough recruitment process.

You will have the option of using 'The Hub' our protected database to search our Au pairs or we can offer you Au Pair Match for families wanting a more tailored matching service.

For the full 6 months you will have 24/7 access to AIFS' national community counsellor support plus the support of our experienced local Au Pair team. We offer our services in all states and territories, regional areas and capital cities including Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane.