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Nominate your Au Pair for the “Au Pair of the year” award

We have received so much exceptional feedback from host families this year, we would love these families to nominate their amazing au pair for our Au Pair of the Year Award! Your nomination should consist of an essay written by your family host family, describing the… Continue reading

Working Rights for Au Pairs in Australia Extended to 12 Months

Au pairs coming to Australia are now allowed to stay with host families for up to 12 months following a ruling made recently by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. Au pairs travel on a Working Holiday visa, which, until now, enabled them to… Continue reading

Au Pair Lotte features in ‘Linda’, a popular Dutch Magazine

One of our Au Pairs Lotte was interviewed for a Dutch magazine to share her experience in Australia as an Au Pair. We are happy she had such an amazing experience and shared her great testimonial. Here’s what it looks like: Lotte Slotboom (20) studying European… Continue reading

How to choose the perfect gift for your au pair this Christmas

Your au pair has spent a lot of time getting to know your children and will likely feel like an integral part of your day-to-day lives now. Why not make her really feel like part of the family with a gift that reminds her of… Continue reading

Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing an Au Pair…

Experience shows us that there’s 10 TOP mistakes to avoid when choosing an Au Pair that the other agencies won’t tell you! Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing an Au Pair…. Mistake #10: Not Reviewing An Agency’s credentials If you choose a program because… Continue reading

#TipTuesday series

We just recently launched our #TipTuesday series, where we post tips for our au pairs in the Facebook Smartaupairs group! These tips refer to our most frequent asked questions, issues that might come up, general guidance and fun tips for our au pairs in Australia. This will… Continue reading

FAQ – Working With Children’s Check

Do I (or does my au pair) really need the WWCC? The Working with Children’s check is legally required for anyone who is working with children. You can learn more about the check, why it is required and more if you google WWCC and the… Continue reading

Welcome To Our New Intern Miriam!

We would like to introduce Miriam as our new Smartaupairs Intern!  Miriam is 22 years old, from Baden-Baden in Germany. Miriam hosts our Meet and Greet for au pairs on Fridays in Sydney city and is looking forward to meeting you 🙂 Here is a… Continue reading

Working With Children’s Check

Background checks for au pairs in Australia – Updated December 2013 We know that host families want the safest care for their children. As an Agency we provide candidate profiles complete with a Police Clearance from the home country of the au pair, a medical… Continue reading

AS SEEN ON TV AND IN NEWSPAPERS The Australian, Sun Herald & Age

As seen on TV; Channel 10 TV NEWS asked Nicole Kofkin at Smartaupairs about the ‘au pair boom’ in Australia    READY TO TACKLE YOUR CHILDCARE CHALLENGE? START HERE WITH OUR SIMPLE FORM Quoted in The Australian (July 2013) Desperately seeking longer stay for extra au pair of… Continue reading