Getting started

We’ve streamlined the registration process to be as easy as possible for today’s busy family. In general, it takes about 8-10 weeks from the time of registration until an overseas au pair can arrive to your home. Here’s how it works:

Steps to becoming a host family

1. Submit our online host family registration

Providing us with details on your family allows us to find the best match for you. Once your registration is complete, your placement manager will contact you to begin the matching process and your local childcare consultant will contact you to schedule an in-home interview where she will review the program in more depth with you and your family.

2. Find the right au pair for your family

You will be assigned a placement manager who will guide you through the au pair matching process to find the right au pair for your family’s needs. Cultural Care Au Pair provides you with personalized matching process uniquely designed to suit your family’s needs. As you match with candidates, you will be able to interview anyone you are interested in. Our team can help coordinate interview calls with anyone you wish to interview. Throughout the matching process, we encourage you to continue adding information to your host family registration. The more information you provide about your family and expectations, the easier the matching process will be. Once you have decided on your final candidate, both parties will agree on an arrival date and we’ll get to work on travel arrangements!

3. Prepare for your au pair’s arrival

We’ll work with you to answer your questions and to help you prepare for this exciting day. If you haven’t already completed your registration, we’ll also work with you to make sure that all information is submitted and complete. We take care of your au pair’s travel and visa arrangements, and provide you with the information you need to get organized and ready for a successful start to the program.

Cultural Care Au Pair has successfully placed over 95,000 au pairs with American host families since 1989 so you can rest assured that we will be here to guide you every step of the way.

To get started, register now!