We are genuinely passionate about the benefits of the au pair program and love sharing this experience with Australian families and au pairs from all over the world. Read our Succes Stories to read their experiences.
We have had 9 amazing Smart Au Pairs
“We are so lucky to have had them all in our lives. Our relationship with the staff at Smart Au Pairs has always been positive and supportive. We appreciate the honest, open, and respectful nature of Smart Au Pairs and love knowing they have our and our au pairs' best interest in mind with any interactions.”
Transforming daily life and balance
"Emma brought a vibrant energy into our home. Having an au pair has been life-changing for my family. With her invaluable support, I can focus on work, attend medical appointments, and maintain my mental well-being. The relief and peace of mind I experience knowing my children are in capable hands is immeasurable."
Many lovely moments with my family
"I really love my host family and feel as a family member. They even take me on vacation! We went to the Gold Coast, skiing and another trip is already plannend, I am so lucky. I really enjoy Australia en like taking trips to the Blue Mountains, the city or other beautiful places. It is very easy to make friends and meet new people here."
I felt like a second mother to him
"I had a really nice chat with my host mum for the first time we met. After the conversations, it felt so good that I just had a gut feeling that this family was the right fit for me. A special moment for me was when the boys mentioned how much they appreciate me or when the youngest told me I felt like a second mother to him."
They were the little siblings I never had
"I found a second familiy. Saige and Reed were the little siblings I never had, and my host mom welcomed me into their home as her own daughter. I always felt warmth, loved, and never even felt homesickness. I can not thank my host family enough, whom I look forward to seeing again!"
Got exposed to cultural differences
"Living with an Australian family exposed me to cultural differences and taught me to be more independent in activities like having lunch or going to the beach alone. In the Netherlands, I would never do these activities by myself but now I have realised that it is ok and totally not weird to do those things by yourself and I really enjoy it now."
The supportive role of Smart Au Pairs
“Throughout the entire au pair placement process, the support provided by Smart Au Pairs has been invaluable. They have been more than just an agency—they have become our trusted partners. Their advice, timely assistance, and unwavering support have contributed to a positive experience for our family and our au pair.”
Getting an au pair is life-changing!
"Getting Smart Au Pairs in our lives has been life-changing for us! Both having the extra hands of flexibility to take the pressure off, but also to have someone else join the family and make so many memories that we will never forget. It is such a good program with well arranged support. I would highly recommend Smart Au Pairs."
Being an au pair changed my life!
"Being in Australia through COVID was challenging but it brought us closer together as a family. No matter what type of host family you get, or what your experiences will be like, you will never be able to foresee the impact it can have on the rest of your life and how much you will grow as a person."