At Smart Au Pairs, we blend professionalism, expertise and experience to deliver you the best au pair service. Let us take the stress out of finding the perfect match for your family, so you can enjoy the benefits of quality childcare without any hassle.

Our support

Our Smart Au Pairs Team
We are incredibly grateful to have an experienced, friendly and Australian based team that genuinely feels like a family. During busy days, we support and assist each other, constantly striving to enhance our service. We have personal experiences as former au pairs, nannies, or have lived, worked, and studied abroad. Most of our team are mums themselves and understand the pressures of balancing family and work life – we can relate to our host families! We believe our team's strength lies in the combination of our personalities and our unwavering dedication to one another, our partners, our host families, and our au pairs. We are genuinely passionate about the benefits of the au pair program and love sharing this experience with families.

Our mission is to facilitate cultural exchange and provide Australian families with affordable childcare solutions through au pair placements. We offer au pairs the opportunity to immerse themselves in Australian family life while assisting families balancing family life and childcare. Our vision is to offer personal and seasoned advice. We aim to ease these pressures whilst providing a beneficial cultural experience for both parties. At Smart Au Pairs we take pride in delivering comprehensive support throughout the entire au pair journey, from the first consultation to the successful completion of the placement.

Why Smart Au Pairs?

When it comes to finding live-in care for your family, we understand that it can feel daunting. But rest assured, Smart Au Pairs makes the process quick and easy, ensuring thousands of busy families across Australia enjoy the benefits of our au pair program. Our experienced team is dedicated to supporting you every step of the way. When your au pair arrives in Australia, we will support them as well as your family. Explore further advantages of selecting Smart Au Pairs.

  • Best choice of candidates
  • All completed First Aid & Au Pair training
  • Hand-picked shortlist
  • Bespoke matching system
  • Expert guidance
  • Personal guidance
  • Easy templates
  • Complete flexibility
  • Free rematch
  • Market presence

Our screening, your success!

We offer carefully screened au pairs for your peace of mind. Our au pairs are thoroughly screened by our partners overseas. All our candidates are ready to start their adventure and provide the following:

  • Letter & pictures - Each au pair provides an introductory letter, pictures, and a comprehensive application form. Some au pairs even provide an introduction video, which makes it very easy to gain a first impression and gauge English proficiency.
  • First Aid & Au Pair training - All Smart Au Pairs will successfully complete an online First Aid & Au Pair training before joining your family. *From November 2023
  • References – Each au pair provides references from various childcare experiences, such as babysitting, work placements, homework assistance, or involvement in sports clubs. Additional references may include character references.
  • Medical check - Our au pairs complete a thorough medical questionnaire that covers questions about any significant medical conditions and allergies. The check is signed and completed truthfully.
  • Police check - Our background screening process includes a police check from the au pair's home country. Upon their arrival in Australia, your au pair will apply for the Working With Children's Check, specific to your state or territory.
  • Insurance, Visa and flights - Our partners will help your au pair to prepare for their placement in Australia. All au pairs must have comprehensive  travel insurance and be eligible to travel on a Working Holiday Visa. Once the au pair is matched, the Visa will be applied for and flights will be booked.

Our easy process

At Smart Au Pairs, our matching service combines personal touch with the best tools available. We take the time to truly understand your family's needs and help you to gather all information to make the process as smooth as possible. Our process is super easy, you can find your au pair in just 4 simple steps!

Register online via our very easy form. Submit a letter, photos and provide references and a police check.
Have a quick chat with a Smart Au Pairs member to talk about your family's needs and confirm the process.
Access your personal Smart Au Pairs shortlist and videochat with the candidates. We provide you with an interview guide to make the process easy.
Invite your selected Smart Au Pair to join your family! We will prepare the necessary documentation and assist your au pair with visa, flights and travel insurance.

If you are matched, the next steps will follow:

Receive continuous assistance and guidance throughout the whole au pair placement period from our experienced team.
Stress free sourcing for your next au pair, as we know your family's preferences and you already have a profile, it is even easier!

Feel free to contact us!

How to contact us

Our experienced team is here to help, contact us anytime. We are here to support you with any questions.

Or have us contact you :)

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