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Are you looking for a сompetent au-pair who understands your needs? You want to find a work-life balance, getting help in solving everyday tasks with your children and household? We are happy to offer you professional au-pairs for a short or long time, from 1 to 24 months.

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What is the Au-Pair program?
The Au-Pair program is an international cultural exchange that gives the possibility to young people living abroad in a host family house, learn more about a different culture and improve their skills in a foreign language. The term “au-pair” from French means “on equal terms”, signifying that au-pair and host family treat each other as equals and live as a family.

Who is an au-pair?
An au-pair is a young person (female or male) between 17 and 30 years old who stays with a local host family, learns their language and culture in exchange for help with childcare and household responsibilities. An au-pair gets free accommodation, regular meals and pocket money for personal expenses.

Cultural exchange
Your family will get to know more about another country and culture.
You will tell about your culture and history of the country, about traditions, way of life and thinking, which will contribute to intercultural development.

More free time, as au-pair lives with your family, you can delegate some of your childcare and household routine.
An au-pair for a full and long time is more affordable than a nanny for an hour. Inviting an au-pair each year from different countries will raise the cultural awareness and tolerance among children.

What can an au-pair help you with?

Whether you have infants, toddlers, school age children or children with special needs, our au-pairs have a variety of skills and experience.

Childcare:
– Infant care
– Cooking meals and feeding kids
– Managing bedtime and nap routines
– Helping with bathing, dressing and grooming
– Organizing learning activities and playtime
– Driving children to school and activities
– Doing the children’s laundry
– Homework and tutoring help
– Keeping kids active with outdoor activities and sports
– Age-appropriate activities

Household:
– Maintaining order in the house
– Keeping kids play areas tidy
– Dusting, vacuum, wet cleaning
– Shopping in a supermarket
– Taking care of pets
– And others

Children
You need to have at least one child under the age of 16.

Homelike space & full board
You have to provide your au-pair with a private accommodated room.
You need to provide au-pair with at least 3 meals a day and au-pair must have free access to food at any time.

Monthly pocket money
You will have to pay a monthly amount of pocket money as per your country program standards. You as a host family are not allowed to deduct any of the boarding costs from the au-pair’s pocket money.

Language course
Au-pair needs to attend a language course within the Au-Pair program. In some countries, the host family shares the expenses of the language course or pays the full amount. It depends on the program policy in each country.

Days off and vacation
Au-pair has 2-5 weeks of paid vacation during one year of stay plus weekly days off. Number of vacation weeks depends on the program policy in each country.

Health insurance
Host family needs to provide au-pair with health insurance, provide full or partial insurance coverage. In Austria, Sweden and Spain, au-pair pays for the insurance on her/his own.

Nationality
You can invite only an au-pair of a different nationality than your own to respect the cultural exchange aspect.

– We select au-pairs according to the necessary competencies that meet the needs of your family and in particular the needs of the child (for example, in case of the necessity of a special care).

– We advise and help in preparing a set of documents from your and au-pair’s side for inviting an au-pair, obtaining a visa and an ID Card after au-pair’s arrival to your country.

– We support both parties daily for the first 14 days of adaptation, help to organise au-pair’s schedule correctly and build connections with kids. Your personal coordinator is also the personal coordinator of your au-pair, thus it is easy and fast to discuss any issue at once.

– We help to solve simple conflicts between the au-pair and your family, to clarify misunderstandings, that serves as a prevention from unresolved conflicts and mutual grievances.

– We conduct mediation to resolve complex and protracted conflicts, as we understand perfectly well that the constant change of au-pairs is stressful for the family and especially for the children.

WHY OUR
AU-PAIR GIRLS?

Au-Pair - is a purposeful girl who has an active life position and is looking for opportunities for personal development.

How do we prepare our professional au-pairs?

Our au-pairs are prepared by a team of child psychologists, mediators, pediatric nurses, foreign language teachers and experienced au-pair tutors.

We pay special attention to the formation of the necessary competencies in au-pairs, who can perform their responsibilities for caring for children, can easily adapt in another country, and be able to prevent conflicts and misunderstandings in the family.

  • Au-pairs understand parents’ and kids’ needs
  • Au-pairs can answer about 1000 children's questions
  • Au-pairs know how to inspire kids by playing games
  • Au-pairs are assistants for parents and mentors for kids

Expert blog

By reading our articles, you will know: how to prepare children for a meeting with au-pair, how to accept a person from a different culture into your family and maintain friendly relations for a whole au-pair year, how to draw up a plan for adapting au-pair, the rights and responsibilities of au-pair and host family, how to plan an au-pair work schedule correctly that she has the opportunity to study a foreign language and culture, how to explain the rules of your family and the methods of raising children, how to correctly set tasks for au-pair, how to give feedback and analyze au-pair work, how to avoid interpersonal and intercultural conflicts, tips, check-list, instructions, host family cases, advises, recommendations and a lot more.

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FEEDBACKS

Molly  McGuire

Molly McGuire

Host family from Luxembourg
Hi, my name is Molly and for the past year, we have hosted our wonderful au pair, Yuliia Koroliuk. She was our first au pair from this agency, but it went so well that we are soon welcoming our second, as Yuliia's year is already finished. We had a wonderful experience with Yuliia - she was indispensable to us. She fit right in with the family from the start and was always looking for extra ways she could help out to make our lives easier. (With three children, that was very welcome!) She was truly one of our family for the time she was here, and will continue to be. We are sorry to see her go, but look forward to welcoming our next au pair very soon. A big thanks to UAPA for connecting us with Yuliia! I wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone looking for a great au pair.

Yuliia Korolliuk

Au-Pair in Luxembourg
Hello, I am an Au-Pair of Molly McGuire, and I want to say UAPA thank you so much for such a wonderful host family. This is my second wonderful family from UAPA, as UAPA does not just send out profiles of girls to families, but selects exactly Au-Pair and family for each other. Sometimes it takes longer, but ultimately, this is absolutely correct, since there are no conflicts during the program. And with the first and second family I had a great relationship. And I'm already crying, knowing that my year in this family will end soon. But on the other hand, I am very happy, because I know that a beautiful sweet girl from UAPA will come to my place and my family and beloved host children will be in safe hands. I sincerely recommend UAPA to you, because it will be for you not just an Au-Pair agency, they will immediately become your friends and helpers who can be contacted with any question, they will always listen, give good advice and support.

Karin Paar

Host family from Austria
Dear friends! With this post, I want to give positive feedback on aupair from UAPA. We are a big family with 4 children, one of whom is very special. Clemens is mentally handicapped and takes a lot of time, patience and attention! That's why my husband and I opted for an Aupair. We already had some aupairs, but the absolutely nicest aupair is Anna Herbei! Anna has grown very fast in our hearts with her very uncomplicated character! Clemens is autistic and therefore very choosy about his caregivers. He immediately accepted Anna and closed her heart like a mother! We can blindly trust Anna to do her job conscientiously and with much love. Not only the care of the children is perfect, but Anna also does the entire household independently and without instructions. A very lovable, reliable person, we miss her very much! We wish Anna all the best for your future and that she is happy!! I highly recommend using the services of this agency, as they individually select au-pair for the host family and very well prepare the girl to participate in the program. Karin Paar Austria

Anna Herbey

Au-Pair in Austria
Hi, I am an Au-Pair of the finest host families in the world. I was an Au-Pair from UAPA three times and in this feedback, I want to tell you why I had such wonderful families. 1. Because I was very well prepared for participation in the Au-Pair program. 2. Because of this, we didn’t have a conflict of interest with families, I knew my responsibilities and I knew very well what kind of help my host family needed. 3. In addition, UAPA has always supported me, promptly answering all questions. Due to the fact that I attended the Au-Pair School, I was able to get a positive experience of participating in the program 3 times, and this in turn affected all the families that invited me. We have a large friendly Au-Pair community, all the girls so sweet and very well prepared, so do not hesitate, invite a professional Au-Pair only through UAPA.

Anastasija Norkuviene

Host family from Luxembourg
Hello! My name is Anastasia. I am the host mother of wonderful Asia Alekhina. This is my third Au-Pair from the agency UAPA. We are very pleased with her. Asia is a nice girl and she quickly integrated into our family. She gets along great with children, knows different games, children are fun and comfortable with her. This is a calm, balanced, nimble, optimistic, warm, attentive and purposeful girl. Asia is fond of embroidery and taught my daughter to embroider. The children and I are very attached to her. We are happy to share our leisure time with her and see her as part of our family. With other Au-Pairs from the agency UAPA, we also had a good experience. My children accepted all girls very easily, as they were sociable and positive girls. The agency itself, in my opinion, works very quickly, responds quickly to requests, offers several profiles of girls, and finds an alternative, in case of problems or unforeseen situations. I am grateful to the UAPA agency for help in finding Au-Pairs in our family. Anastasija Norkuviene

Asia Alekhina

Au-Pair in Luxembourg
Hi, my name is Asia Alekhina, I am an Au-Pair in the wonderful, kind family of Anastasija Norkuviene. I want to say a huge thank you to the whole UAPA team for motivating us to grow and develop, for looking for such wonderful families in which it is so easy to grow and develop :). This is not just a team of professionals; it is a group of friends who will always come to the rescue. Prompt, tell and dispel fears. The program opens not only boundaries and opportunities for young people, but also helps to reveal hidden talents and skills. My host family supports me in everything, if I plan to travel on a day off or some other activities, they always let me go. For such an attitude, I want to give more my soul to my new family and my dear host children, with whom we have just incredibly friendly relations. If you are really open to a new experience, and for you Au-Pair is a family member, a friend, support, a team player and not an “employee”, be sure to invite us - Au-Pair from UAPA :) We are eager to be your friends and family members. We want to help you, we want to share your joys and sorrows with you, drink tea and cake together in the evenings and chat as the day went by :).