International au pair association » Why find a placement through an au pair agency

Au Pair Assist is the leading support agent in Australia for host families and au pairs and a strong supporter of the AAPFA – Australian Au Pair Families Association Incorporated. The IAPA is an international trade organization and of course, supports their members. Some countries follow the below advice of the IAPA as their au pair program has compulsory agents.

Australia has no official au pair program and you do not need to involve an agent, although we suggest to involve an expert and become a member of the AAPFA

We like you to read the article below to encourage you to support the AAPFA. As a registered family with the AAPFA and having us, Au Pair Assist, a support agent at your side, you are demonstrating that you are serious about being a competent host for au pairs.

AAPFA and Au Pair Assist are supporting families and au pairs – not businesses who want to make money from placements with varying support levels when things go pear shaped.

The IAPA is a trade association and of course, supports their members. Agencies who make money from placements – not from support.

Australia has no specific Au Pair Program but still, becoming an au pair is very popular here. It only needs a working holiday visa and it is up to the young traveler to find any sort of work, including being an au pair. Do the right thing and sign up with AAPFA and Au Pair Assist – membership with Au Pair Assist starts from $1 per week!

Please read the article from IAPA here:

IAPA is against any direct match between au pair and host family and we strongly recommend to always use a legally registered au pair agency in your home country. Newspaper and online advertisements or one of the many web-based matching services may appear to be acceptable and inexpensive alternatives for securing an au pair placement. There are, however, potential risks in arranging a placement in this manner. 10 reasons to use a legally registered au pair agency Below are 10 rea..

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