>
REGISTER

Register

Choose Account Type

Step 1 Registering new user as a.

*
*
*

Step 2 Details for a.

*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*

Captcha Code
1 (800) 748-8414
banner_hostrequirements

READY TO HOST? Host Family Requirements

Requirements

In order to host an au pair, host families need to meet the requirements set forth by the U.S. Department of State and Au Pair 4 Me:

  • Be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents;
  • Be fluent in spoken English;
  • Be personally interviewed by an Au Pair 4 Me representative;
  • Pass a background investigation including employment and personal character references;
  • Have adequate financial resources to undertake hosting obligations;
  • Provide the private bedroom and board for the au pair;
  • Complete a detailed application;
  • Be willing to comply with U.S. Department of State regulations;
  • Adhere to the Host Family Agreement.

Program Parameters

The U.S. Department of State and Au Pair 4 Me set forth program parameters that families need to adhere to:
Au pair can work a maximum of 45 hours per week for Standard and Plus Au Pair and 30 hours per week for EduCare;
Au pair can work a maximum of 10 hours per day;
Au pair must have 1.5 days off per week and one full weekend off per month (Friday evening to Monday morning);
Host family pays an au pair a weekly minimum stipend based on the program option selected;
Families provide up to $500 for Standard and Plus Au Pair and $1,000 for EduCare per year towards classes the au pair can take at a local accredited institution. Families must also facilitate transportation;
Au pair can help with household tasks related to children such as tidying the children’s rooms, doing their laundry and shopping for their groceries but may not be asked to do heavy housekeeping or tasks unrelated to children;
Host Families must provide one-way transportation for their au pair from the Orientation and Training Program to host family’s home;
Families must attend two events organized by Au Pair 4 Me during their program year;
Au pairs must attend monthly meetings with their local coordinator. Families ensure that the au pair has transportation and time to attend these meeting.


Ready to become a host family?

Apply Here