Au Pair

Hosting an au pair is a rewarding and enriching cultural experience for the entire family. For 12 months, you and your children will have the opportunity to intimately experience another culture right in your own home. Your family’s view of the world will expand through you and your au pair sharing each other’s language, culture and customs. CHI’s au pairs go through a thorough screening process, including personal interviews, previous childcare experience, psychometric testing, criminal background checks and confirmed character reference checks. CHI’s au pairs love children, have a desire to share their cultural heritage and look forward to being a part of daily family life. In addition, CHI maintains a network of highly qualified regional and local staff to support families throughout the program year. As one of the few designated exchange visitor visa sponsoring organizations, you can feel confident in the knowledge that CHI Au Pair USA adheres to mandated program regulations. CHI Au Pair USA provides you the most value for your money, particularly for families with several children. The average direct au pair program cost is approximately $350 per week, all inclusive. An au pair is often more affordable than a nanny or daycare.

Au Pair VS. Daycare or Nanny

Comparison Au Pair Daycare Nanny
Only $350 per week, per Family! Cost effective childcare solution for families with several children. No additional per child fees. Yes No No
Guaranteed 45 Hours of Childcare per Week Inclusive in the cost. Yes Varies Varies
Flexible Payment Plans CHI offers payment plan options that work best for your family’s childcare budget. Yes Varies No
Stress Reducer Your au pair saves you time, money and stress if your child become suddenly ill. No need to take time-off from your job with live-in au pair childcare. Yes No Varies

An Au Pair Offers Peace-of-Mind Benefits

Comparison Au Pair Daycare Nanny
Consistent Childcare Training All CHI au pairs receive hands-on training in CPR and first aid, as well as participate in a child development seminar. Yes Varies Varies
Personal Attention Invaluable one-on-one attention and supervision for your child. Yes No Varies
Flexible Schedule You determine the hours and coverage your au pair works in your home. Yes No Varies
A Helping Hand Around the House Along with childcare, your au pair can perform light child-related housekeeping tasks and prepare your child’s meals. Yes No Varies
Cultural Enrichment Opportunity for your family to learn a new culture and language, and to develop an endearing relationship that will last a lifetime. Yes Varies Varies