The Next Step

Applying to be an au pair is not difficult, but the process can take some time. However, you shouldn’t worry because our local staff is available to help you through the entire application, matching and pre-departure process. If you are a mature and responsible young person who is enthusiastic about going abroad and committed to taking the responsibilities of caring for children seriously, then the first step is to sign-up for a free information meeting near you. 

In general, you should plan on completing your application at least 3 to 4 months before you would like to travel. You can attend a meeting at any time before this, just contact your local office for more information about deadlines.   

After signing-up for a meeting, we will be in touch to discuss your child care experience, answer your questions and confirm the details for your meeting. At the meeting you’ll learn more about the programme, have a chance to ask questions and, in most cases, hear from a former Cultural Care Au Pair. You’ll also have the opportunity to conduct your required “one-on-one” interview with one of our representatives.

The au pair programme has strict regulations and minimum requirements set by the U.S. Department of State. Cultural Care Au Pair helps and guides you to present yourself to a future host family and fulfill the set requirements. It is important since being an au pair and caring for parent’s children is a major responsibility. If you have any questions on whether or not you fulfill the requirements, just give us a call.