The process of matching host families and au pairs can take up to a few weeks. FIDEOJOY recommends starting your search for a host family 2 to 3 months before the expected departure date, allowing more time if travelling to a country that requires a VISA (e.g. The United States of America).
This will ensure a successful experience.
Furthermore, you are going to leave for several weeks or months : make sure that you share the same vision of your mission with the family or families you have selected so that your experience will be as successful as possible.
FIDEOJOY connects Catholic families, Au pairs and students in a warm catholic environment, offering exchanges, language stays and Au Pair expériences. On this platform, you can now create your profile and search for sponsors. In a second step, we will give you access to the search so that you can find the family to realize an Au Pair experience!
1. Become an Au Pair in USA
Be an Au Pair in the United States involves formalities below:
First of all, you must contact a certified agency (16 officially recognised) to work as an Au Pair in the United States. These agencies ensure a personalized assistance and help with the visa application. You must:
Being part of an certified agency will also allow you to obtain a J1 visa. First of all, you will have an interview with the agency, then they will require specific documents:
Once these documents have been delivered to the agency and your visa has been confirmed, you will be given a 5-day orientation course on arrival in the USA before you start with the host family.
We are not approved for visa formalities, a visit to an agency will be required.
2. Become an Au Pair in UK
The scope of mobility, in particular for young people, has been reduced since 1 January. Thus, stays to carry out work placements or "au pair" are not authorised under the current regulations. Any such stay is likely to be subject to a refusal of entry to the UK.
More information: https://uk.ambafrance.org/Conditions-d-entree-et-de-sejour-29733
3. Being an Au Pair in Europe does not require any special formalities.
We wish you the best luck on you research!
The rate for this service will depend on a variety of factors, and will be displayed before your connection with the family.
However the average rate is in the region of €130.
"Thank you for showing me the love of Christ in how you welcomed me into your family, included me at the dinner table, were patient with me while I learnt your way of life and were just brilliant company. I already miss you and your country ! God Bless and keep you safe. Love."
Joanna, 21 years old Au Pair
"I wanted to go to an English-speaking country, rather attractive and close to France. London is a great city! I bring what I know to the kids and in return, they make me grow up too! Having the same faith is also the birth of a relationship of trust and sharing. Catholic faith is a gift and you have to do everything you can to keep it, so come and experience being Au Pair in a Catholic family!"
Cécile, 19 years old Au Pair