Au Pair Program Cost

The Au Pair program is a great childcare option for families seeking full-time, live-in childcare. It is not just for the rich and actually costs much less than a nanny. The Au Pair program cost also beats traditional day care because there are no additional fees for siblings. The Au Pair program cost in the US is $8 per hour on average for up to 45 hours per week of child care.


There are many questions about  the Au Pair program cost. The Au Pair stipend  for a standard program set by the Federal Government and is $195.75 per week and also the first $500 toward the costs of classes. The Au Pair program fees vary in the US and depend on the agency. With Go Au Pairs the cost of the standard Au Pair program is $343.21 per week or only $7.63 per hour. This includes everything :  $7195-the agency fees,  $195.75 the Au Pair weekly stipend and $500 educational component. ($195.75 is the minimum amount required by the Department of State. Families and Au Pairs are free to agree upon any amount higher than this minimum.)


Being a Local Area Representative with Go Au Pair for a long time I have met many host families that were confused by the cost.  They thought that in addition to $343.21, they also need to pay $ 195.75 stipend to their Au Pair and/or $500 educational component.  With Go Au Pair the weekly average cost per family is  $343.21 or $7.63 per hour.

Please watch the video with the objective of explaining the complicated fee structure associated with the Au Pair industry. In approximately 3 minutes, host families will be able to see a complete overview of Go Au Pair program costs.

The average weekly cost for a part time  Educare Au Pair (up to 30 hours) is l $292.19 per week regardless of how many children a family has. In Addition, Go Au Pair agency offers many discounts. Go Au Pair has a special discount for Host Families from the Philadelphia and NJ area.Go Au Pair's family and Au Pair

Unlike other agencies, with Go Au Pair, you can view available Au Pairs for free, so you can make an informed decision about your childcare options without paying fees.

Au Pair Wenjie

Many of my current host families found Go Au Pair because they were looking for a better child care option.   Au Pairs have hundreds, even thousands, of hours of experience as babysitters, tutors, kindergarten assistants, camp counselors and sports instructors. With Go Au Pair child care you don’t have to choose between quality and affordability.

Au Pairs Meeting at The Devon Horse Show.

Last Au Pairs meeting was at The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, which started in 1894.

I am sorry I did not hear about it until one host mom, Virginia M, told me of  this show and  donated the tickets. I believe that our meeting at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair was one of the most exciting meetings we ever had. I hope we will come back in the future because we all enjoyed the show very much. Thank you, Virginia

There were a lot of  attractions for kids, food courts, souvenir shops, live music and much more at the Country Fair.  We walked around, shopped, ate, listened to music and then watched  the Horse Show. It was Junior Jumper Gamblers’ Choice and demonstration by young performer, Lizzy Traband.

Born without a left forearm, 13-year-old Lizzy Traband is a great performer. Lizzy has performed at the World Equestrian Games as well as at a number of expositions.

We had a great time at The Devon Horse Show. We were very glad to see each other, sharing our news and plans for the future, telling stories, laughing, enjoying every moment and making one photo after another.
It was a special atmosphere at the show- excitement, inspiration and joy- something in the air. 🙂 I observed that almost everyone had wine and felt excited and euphoric. But even without wine, we were energized by the opportunity of being together and our friendship.

 One of the purposes of the Au Pair Program is cultural exchange. Au Pairs made a lot of friends during their Au Pair time in the country. Several Aupairs from Go Au Pair cluster in the Philadelphia and NJ area are going to leave very soon. Judy is moving to CA to spend her next Au Pair year there, Irina and Ying are finishing their US Au Pair program and going home to Germany and China.

Last hugs, last wishes and last words of inspirations. It was hard to say good-bye, ……….but we will be in touch and friends forever.

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