FAQs - Au Pair for my family


Do I need an au pair agreement?

The family and au pair agreement is where an au pair agency provides a major advantage.

We make sure the agreement or letter of intent is fair, reasonable and represents the cultural exchange program and your interests.

Every day we come across au pair agreements (not ours, of course) that are unreasonable and unfair.

We believe very strongly in an open and equal relationship between au pairs and host families.

A fair agreement that sets up the au pair to succeed is a big part of this.

The agreement generally includes the following

  • Period of stay with the host family
  • Start and end date in the host family country
  • There should be a detailed description of separate room, food and other facilities to be given to Au Pair.
  • Responsibilities for childcare should be mentioned in agreement.
  • Timing, health insurance and other duties should be clearly written in this agreement.
  • Allowance amount and holidays has to be discussed with Au Pair and the same should be in agreement.
  • Any mutual notice period guidelines should be a part of this agreement with mutual understanding.
  • Information on conveyance to language classes should be provided.
  • Information on registration formalities related to travel and stay at host country.
  • Important information like phone number, address, of each other should be shared and also written in agreement.