What is the next step?
Applying to become an au pair is not difficult, but the process can take some time. There's nothing to worry about though because our local staff is available to help you through the entire application process, as well as matching you with a host family and preparing you for departure. If you are a mature and responsible young person who is committed to caring for children and enthusiastic about travelling overseas then this could be the perfect opportunity for you. The first step is to sign up for a free information meeting near you.
In general, you should plan to complete your application at least three to four months before you would like to travel. However, you can attend an information meeting at any time before this, just contact your local office for more information about deadlines.
After you have signed up for a meeting we'll be in touch to discuss your childcare experience, answer any questions you may have and confirm the details of the meeting. At the information 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 US Department of State. Cultural Care Au Pair helps you to fulfill these requirements, as well as guiding you to present yourself positiviely to a future host family. This is important as being an au pair and caring for other people's children is a major responsibility. If you have any questions on whether or not you fulfill the requirements just give us a call on 0800 637 537.