The Au Pair Program

Au Pairs are young people from overseas who joins 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

Affordable

Flexible

Personalized service

Cultural enrichment

Testimonials

  • 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. Contact one of our skilled, caring and loving associates whether you have questions about pricing, about prospective Au Pairs, about how the program works or about what the next steps are. We are here to serve you!

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How the Program Works

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CHI Contacts your Family

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Proceed with completing the application process online

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Start reviewing Au Pair applications

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Place hold on Au Pair applicants

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Extend an invitation to Au Pair applicant

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Make payment upon placement confirmation

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Welcome Au Pair

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Weekly stipend and educational component allowance paid directly to Au Pair

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Attend one host family Day Event organized by CHI

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
Contact CHI Au Pair now

chiaupairops@chinet.org 1-866-528-5152

Contact CHI Au Pair Now