About Us

Connecting amazing au pairs with amazing families – one dream at a time

JCR Au Pairs and Nannies helps Australian families secure the best au pairs for their family’s live-in childcare and home help needs.

We also send young Australians to explore the world as live-in au pairs or nannies in many countries, including the UK, USA, Canada, Italy, France, Spain, Germany and New Zealand.

We have committed and passionate host families all over the world that understand and value the cultural exchange au pair relationship.

What makes you, YOU?

You are unique. We find out as much as we can about you. What are your circumstances and preferences? What do you hope to get out of the au pair relationship? Any concerns? What does cultural exchange mean to you?

If you are going overseas to be an au pair – do you love the outdoors? Prefer the bustle of a city or a the quieter pace of a friendly town? Want to stand on top of the Empire State Building? Dreaming of a white Christmas?

Only by asking lots of questions can we build your complete profile and find you the best au pair or host family.

We are different to other agencies in that we take time to really understand your requirements, and are always available to answer your questions (none are too small) and offer guidance and options.

Being an international au pair or hosting an au pair isn’t right for everyone. We provide you with the information and expertise you need to make an informed decision at every step.

About Us

Welcome to JCR

As Program Director for JCR Au Pairs and Nannies, Australia’s leading au pair agency, I, Avon Baraiolo, am passionate about cultural exchanges.

I’ve experienced firsthand the transformative power of these exchanges, having both participated in an agricultural program in Canada and hosted exchange students. My background in international equestrian coaching and management brings a keen understanding of the challenges and opportunities involved in intercultural experiences.

As a family business, JCR Au Pairs and Nannies is dedicated to creating lasting memories through cultural exchanges. My daughters, Ashleigh and Kimberley, play key roles as our Inbound and Outbound Coordinators, providing invaluable insights into both perspectives.

Our unwavering goal is to ensure that your au pair experience is truly unforgettable. Whether you’re an au pair seeking a life-changing adventure or a host family seeking a helping hand and cultural enrichment, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or inquiries. Our team is always ready to assist you in making your au pair experience the best it can be.

Boring but important

  • Founded in 1992, JCR Au Pairs and Nannies is Australia’s longest standing full service au pair agency
  • Member of IAPA (International Au Pair Association), the leading global association for agencies committed to the highest industry standards
  • Member of CAPAA (Cultural Au Pair Association of Australia)
  • We operate through our ‘gold standard’ partner agencies in many countries around the world, and our Australia agency office is located in Melbourne

Why choose JCR Au Pairs and Nannies

  • Professionalism, support, security and care – from your first phone call until your placement ends.
  • JCR advises, prepares and assists you every step of the way from the moment you enquire about our programs. There is no time that you are left not knowing what is to happen next.
  • Provided your application meets the program criteria, JCR guarantees to find you a placement. We do not stop working with your application until you are happy with a prospective host family or au pair, and are ready to make a commitment.
  • JCR is protective of you at all times and is always available if you need help to resolve an issue or get some information.
  • Overseas you will have in-country support 24/7, until you return home after your placement ends.