FAQs - Be an Au Pair or Nanny overseas


Should I be worried about Overseas Au Pair and Nanny Scams?

There are a lot of au pair scams on the internet these days.

The main scams are fake family profiles in highly desirable locations or salaries that seem too good to be true.

These fake families can request direct money transfers from prospective au pairs for any number of reasons.

But even with a number of the ‘ real family profiles’ we have seen a number of problems emerge.

We’ve heard stories of au pairs arriving at their destination only to find the family had chosen another au pair. Or a family had taken ‘fake’ images of the house, children and living conditions. Or the conditions were very different to what was offered, such as reduced pay, inappropriate duties or excessive working hours.

An agency like JCR ensures that you are only ever considering families that are genuine, screened, honest and caring, who are very motivated to host a quality Australian au pair or nanny.

10 reasons to use a legally registered au pair agency – like JCR

  1. Au pairs as well as host families are thoroughly screened
  2. You will receive your placement details in writing, with clear definitions of the conditions
  3. They have the experience in the au pair industry; IAPA members have to be in business for at least two years to apply for full membership
  4. Members need to provide proof of financial stability and commit to IAPA standards of professionalism
  5. Standards or guidelines: IAPA members not only have to follow the rules and regulations in their country, but also those set by IAPA
  6. We verify references, police checks and other application documentation
  7. A rematch policy (second placement) will be an option in case the initial placement is unsuccessful
  8. You will receive local support throughout your placement, until you return home
  9. We have a current understanding of national au pair regulations in every country we operate in.