What is an Au Pair?

Teacher. Coach. Friend. Tucker-inner. When we think about what an au pair offers a family, it is hard to simply label their role as "childcare", or "kind of like a nanny" - because it is about so much more than a job. By definition an au pair is a live-in nanny, but the relationship they develop with our little ones defies a classification - they become your child's best friend, their number one supporter and ultimately, a new member of a family.

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An au pair provides in-home, dedicated childcare. The word itself comes from the French meaning "on par" or "equal to". Living with your family for up to a year, an au pair joins your family to bond with the children and provide love and stability in the place where it matters most - the child's home.

Because your children are too precious to leave with just anyone, all of our au pairs undergo a screening process before they begin speaking with potential host families. Our au pair early learning programme focusses on providing a safe learning environment, ensuring each child gets the attention and support they need in their early years, helping them grow into curious and forward-thinking learners.