Au Pair for my family

JCR Au Pairs and Nannies helps you secure the best au pair for your family’s needs.

  • Are you looking for flexible live-in childcare that exactly fits your schedule?
  • Do you love the idea of home-based care where your children can bond with one caregiver?
  • Do you want your children to learn about other cultures and languages at the same time?
  • Do you want one of the most flexible, cost-effective childcare and home help options available, from $190 per week?

Opening your home to a person from the other side of the world can seem a little overwhelming at first. With JCR Au Pairs and Nannies there to support you at every turn, the idea of a cultural exchange and becoming a host family quickly becomes exciting – and a lot of fun.

  • Not sure how to select the right au pair for you?
  • Not sure what a cultural exchange family agreement looks like or what is a reasonable au pair allowance?
  • Want to know how to prepare for your au pair’s arrival and how to manage the placement?

We’ll answer these questions – and more you have along the way. We take the stress out of the process and do all the research and arrangements.

All our staff are mothers with children, so you can always be sure you are talking to someone in the same position – trying to juggle work, family and fun.

How to Select an Au Pair

Au Pair for my family 1. Submit your requirements
Au Pair for my family 2. We learn more about you and answer any questions
Au Pair for my family 3. We select the au pairs that best match your requirements
Au Pair for my family 4. You review detailed au pair profiles and decide which ones interest you
Au Pair for my family 5. We help guide you through your au pair selection via Skype and email
Au Pair for my family 6. Choose the au pair that will best suit your needs
Au Pair for my family 7. We arrange the placement paperwork, your au pair's visa and flights
Au Pair for my family 8. You meet them at the airport then settle them in to your family life
Au Pair for my family 9. We continue to assist you throughout the placement, offering advice, mediation and a replacement au pair if required

What is an Au Pair?

Au pair has become the general term used in most countries to mean a young person from overseas who lives with a family for a cultural exchange and working holiday experience, helping with childcare and light household duties, and receives full board and lodge (bedroom and meals), and weekly allowance.

The word au pair comes from French meaning “on a par” or “on the same level”. The French refer to it as “jeune fille au pair” meaning “young girl as one of us”. However, she is not expected to be another child in the home but a responsible, reliable young adult. Au pairs must be included as a member of the family in all activities, just like a grownup sister or brother, not treated as hired help.

JCR au pairs have reference-checked childcare experience, such as babysitting/nannying, daycare or school placements, camp or activity co-ordinator, coach or tutor. Many have been planning their Australian au pair adventure for years and gaining relevant experience. Police and medical checks are standard, and most have First Aid training and an international driving permit.


Au Pair for my family