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About Au Pairs

CHI’s Au Pairs go through 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, have a desire to share their cultural heritage and look forward to being part of the daily family life.

Au Pair Qualifications

Candidates are selected based on their maturity, independence, adaptability, and, most importantly, for their sincere interest in and affection towards children.

Basic Au Pair qualification criteria

  • Between the ages of 18-26
  • At least a high school graduate
  • Proficient in English
  • At least 200 hours of recent documented practical childcare experience
  • In possession of a valid driver’s license
  • Has no criminal record
  • Able to submit three references
  • Able to pass a psychometric test which measures behavior and personality
  • Willing to share customs and culture from their home country

CHI Au Pair goes above and beyond the basic requirements

The majority of our au pairs have over 500 hours of childcare experience and often have professional experience as teachers or nurses in their home country. Our au pairs are capable, skilled and ready for this amazing experience.

CHI Au Pair maintains a strict and thorough screening and admissions procedure based on program visa requirements. Both the au pair and host family benefit from this detailed process and can feel confident that they are entering a program that exceeds the regulatory standards.

Au Pair Responsibilities

CHI au pairs provide up to 45 hours per week of childcare. The Au Pair's schedule is flexible, and is set by the host family. Your Au Pair can work evenings, weekends or split shifts as long as their childcare duties take up no more than 5 ½ days a week and no more than 10 hours per day.

All au pair tasks should be focused specifically on the children – no heavy housework is permitted. Typical daily tasks can include:

  • Waking the children, dressing infants and toddlers, bathing and playing games with them
  • Preparing meals for the children, tidying their belongings, making their beds and doing their laundry
  • Driving the children to or from school, appointments and activities
  • Caring for and watching the children while they are asleep, if the parents are not at home
  • Sharing a part of their home country with the children through games, storytelling, cooking, language and love

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Au Pair Orientation

Au Pairs are required to undergo an extensive 32+ hours of online orientation training prior to their arrival in the United States. This is an opportunity to introduce Au Pairs to the United States and the program prior to joining their host families.

Goals of the Orientation Program

  • Provide Au Pairs with skills and knowledge to help them adjust to the American culture and lifestyle
  • Reinforce Au Pairs' basic knowledge and skills regarding child development and behavior in support of an effective performance
  • Answer any remaining questions and concerns Au Pairs may have
Host Family Hotline

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

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