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The Au Pair Program

Au Pairs are young people from all over the world who join American host families, providing up to 45 hours of loving childcare per week, while sharing new cultures and languages. Au Pairs live as members of their host families, embracing their role as someone the parents can depend on.

Hosting an Au Pair is a rewarding and enriching cultural experience for the entire family. You and your children will have the opportunity to embrace another culture right in your own home. Your family's view of the world will expand through you and your Au Pair sharing each other's language, culture and customs.


Why CHI Au Pair

CHI’s Au Pairs undergo a thorough screening process, including personal interviews, previous childcare experience evaluation, psychometric testing, criminal background checks and confirmed character reference checks. CHI's Au Pairs love children and are excited to share their cultural heritage with their host family and to become a part of the daily family life.

Dedicated and qualified staff

Hands-on support throughout the program

Cost effective, especially for families with several children

CHI has been facilitating cultural exchange programs for more than 35 years



Personalized service

Cultural enrichment


I adore Shani. She is hard working, respectful, wonderful with the kids and an absolute pleasure to have as part of our family. The only negative thing I have to say is that she will have to leave us one day! I have had several babysitters in the past and this is the first time I have had an au pair. It is by far the best experience I have had with childcare.

Host family in New York

Cindy has become such a blessing to our family. She has started teaching us French and we plan to take the family to visit her in Belgium. What an incredible exchange this year has been and will be for our family!

Host family in California

We welcomed Bianca as a member of our family from the beginning and she remains that way. We absolutely love her. She is able to take care of the children in a loving and respectful way. Our children have fun with her and we trust her 100% with the care and wellbeing of all four of our children.

Host family in Virginia

We really saw the level of help and individual care that is provided. The staff keeps in constant contact and kept us informed of each step. I think that’s one of the things CHI Au Pair does best. The communication is always amazing, and that’s one of the most important factors to us, and a testament to the organization of the program and the diligence and care of the individual people.

Host family in California

We are really happy with our au pair. I really actually have a hard time, and for the most part do not refer to her as our au pair.. She is like a 19 year old daughter – Luise is industrious, kind, mature for her young life, just strict enough, just lenient enough – I would say she is the perfect addition to our family.

Host family in California

Why trust CHI

For over 36 years, CHI has been developing international cultural exchange programs. CHI's mission is that businesses, hosting families and young Americans share and exchange their values, their love and their freedom with young people from all of over the world. We believe this to be the best way to promote trust and understanding among nations and to build a more prosperous,peaceful world.

Strict screening

Experienced and qualified staff

Thorough admission process

Service to partners and participants

24/7 Support

Primary concern for care, safety and well being

We know what matters most to our host families.

We are here to serve you!

Contact our skilled, caring and loving associates whether you have questions about pricing, prospective Au Pairs, how the program works or what the next steps are.

How the Program Works


CHI Contacts your Family


Proceed with completing the application process online


Start reviewing Au Pair applications


Place hold on Au Pair applicants


Extend an invitation to Au Pair applicant


Make payment upon placement confirmation


Welcome Au Pair


Minimum weekly stipend in accordance with governmental requirements and educational component allowance paid directly to Au Pair.


Attend one host family Day Event organized by CHI

Au Pair vs Day Care vs Nanny

CHI Au Pair provides you the most value for your money, An Au Pair is often more affordable than a nanny or daycare.

Au PairDay CareNanny
Cost effective childcare solution for families with several children. No additional fees per child.
Guaranteed 45 hours of childcare per week.VariesVaries
Flexible payment plans. CHI Au Pair offers payment plan options that work best for your family’s childcare budget.Varies
Stress reducer. Your Au Pair saves you time, money and stress if your child became suddenly ill. No need to take time-off work with live-in Au Pair childcare.Varies
Consistent childcare training. All CHI Au Pairs receive comprehensive online training.VariesVaries
Personal attention. Invaluable one-on-one care and supervision for your child.Varies
Flexible schedule. You determine the hours and coverage your Au Pair works per week in your home.Varies
A helping hand around the house. Along with childcare, your Au Pair can perform light child-related housekeeping tasks and prepare your child’s meals.Varies
Cultural enrichment. Opportunity for your family to learn a new culture and language, and to develop an endearing relationship that may last a lifetime.VariesVaries

CHI Au Pair works closely with its network of overseas partners to pre-screen and to select only the best Au Pair applicants.

Find your perfect Au Pair

Click on the button below to view all Au Pairs currently available and ready to talk to our host families.

Educare Au Pair

An affordable Au Pair alternative to families with school aged children who need part-time childcare.

You can rest assured that the EduCare program will give you the same excellent caring childcare and support as our traditional Au Pair program. EduCare features all the same regulations and quality standards, with a few specific distinctions:

  • The EduCare program is designed for families with children ages five and up
  • EduCare Au Pairs can work up to 30 hours a week
  • EduCare Au Pairs must complete 12 college credits while in the US
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