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Generally speaking, US nanny referral agencies do not participate in the Au Pair Programs. To legally bring an au pair into the United States from abroad, you must work with one of the US government authorized agencies listed below. If you are seeking work abroad, there are several international resources listed below.


Non-AuPair Resources

  • 4nannies.com is the original online nanny service. They accept job postings globally, as well as candidates from around the world. They are not a US authorized Au Pair agency. Candidates seeking work abroad may preview their international job openings at their website.
  • InterExchange: Work Abroad places U.S. citizens between the ages of 18 - 26 in au pair positions in France, Spain, Holland, and Germany.
  • EUROMA,a member of IAPA, International Au Pair Association places U.S. citizens between the ages of 18 - 26 in au pair positions in Italy, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Holland, Ireland, Austria and Germany.
  • BestBear for Childcare: provides a searchable directory of agencies placing nannies in the UK. Service has an investigative and rating system for agencies. Everything you want to know about hiring or being a nanny in the UK.
  • Immigration Lawyers on the Web: This web site features information about US attorneys specializing in immigration issues. US families considering hiring from abroad without using one of the US government authorized Au Pair agencies are referred to this site for information about legal immigration and sponsorship.

US Authorized AuPair Agencies

The following are the US government authorized companies who will arrange for legal foreign au pairs in the US.

For Program Information:
United States Department of State
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Office of Exchange Coordination and Designation
ECA/EC/ECD - SA-44, Room 734
301 Fourth Street, S.W.
Washington, DC 20547
telephone (202) 401-9810

  • Agent Au Pair
    1450 Sutter Street # 526
    San Francisco, CA 94109
    Telephone: 415.552.65006
  • Au Pair in America
    American Institute For Foreign Study
    (Au Pair in America)
    River Plaza
    9 West Broad Street
    Stamford, CT 06902
    Telephone: 203.399.5025
  • Au Pair Care
    AYUSA International
    600 California St., Floor 10
    San Francisco, CA 94108
    Telephone: 415.434.8788
  • Au Pair Foundation Inc.
    7599 Redwood Blvd. Suite 200
    Novato, CA 94945
    Telephone: 415.257.4787 x205
  • Au Pair International
    4450 Arapahoe Ave. Suite 100
    Boulder, CO 80303
    Telephone: 720.221.3563
  • AuPairCare Inc.
    600 California St. Floor 10
    San Francisco, CA 94108
    Telephone: 720.221.3563
  • Cultural Care Au Pair
    1 Education Street
    Cambridge, MA 02141
    Telephone: 617.619.2102
   

Updated December 2008 Source: U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs