What is it

An enriching, immersive cultural exchange.

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Placements each year
AIFS Au Pair was modelled from AIFS’ original Au Pair in America program - the first legal Au pair program, designated by the U.S. Government under the J1 visa.

Since 1986 AIFS has placed over 110,000 Au pairs with families around the globe and facilitates cultural exchanges across a broad range of destinations for up to 55,000 people every year.
The Basics
International Au pairs are placed with a host family for a minimum of 6 months to provide childcare, experience Australian life and share their culture with your family.
Au pairs provide childcare and help with related duties for up to 35 hours per week
In return Au pairs receive full board & pocket money and a cultural exchange with your family.
Safety is our number one
Each Au Pair must...

Possess a minimum of 200 hours referenced childcare. (Many have 1000+)

Meet AIFS' child protection and safeguarding screening guidelines. Our child protection and safeguarding framework is in place for every step of the program.

Complete a one-on-one interview (an interview report is available for you to view).

Complete an application with detailed information about their childcare experience.

Provide a medical and police check and 2 references which are verified by our team.

Provide photos, a video and information about the type of family they are seeking.