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This is the most popular programme with au pairs. Eligible participants must have a minimum of 200 hours of childcare experience with children under 5 years old (two separate references must be provided).
Au pairs in this programme look after children aged 5 years and up who have already started school. You must have at least 200 hours of childcare experience and should provide two separate references to support this. Host families in the Au Pair Mate programme mostly need the help of an au pair before and after school as well as on school holidays.
Au Pair Whiz is the programme for professional au pairs. Au pairs eligible for this programme must have a diploma or degree in Early Childhood Education and have worked full time for 6 months with children under 5 OR must have worked for at least 12 months full time with children under the age of 5, e.g. as a nanny. Since they are better qualified, they are paid more. However, the host family's expectations are usually higher.
Find out more about AuPairCare host families and the matching process in our guide!