Information for Families

An au pair is not just a babysitter for your children. An au pair becomes an extremely important part of your children’s lives. He/she can be relied upon to care for your children when you are not able to be with them, and provide nurturance and stimulation.

Only high-calibre, dedicated, motivated and reliable au pairs will be suggested to families. All au pair candidates attend a personal interview with us, are comprehensively screened, criminal checks and reference checks are performed, and a driving assessment is conducted. Only au pairs who meet our rigid criteria will be put forward to families. Parents can have peace of mind that their children are in the most capable of hands.

If you need any advice or guidance about any au pair or child related related matters, please feel free to send us an email us on

What is the process to find a suitable au pair through Au Pair Extraordinaire?

In order to find an au pair through Au Pair Extraordinaire, you will need to complete a Family Questionnaire outlining the criteria that your au pair should fulfil, information about your children, what you expect from your au pair and so on.

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What duties can you expect from your au pair?

Each family will have different expectations of an au pair. This article describes the common duties, although your personal requirements can be discussed with your au pair.

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Guide when interviewing potential candidates

Interviewing au pair candidates to look after your precious children can be very daunting. Bear in mind that we have already interviewed them personally, checked all of their references from previous employers, performed criminal checks, done a driving assessment, and only select the highest calibre and most experienced au pairs for you to interview who we feel will meet your needs.

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Schedule of Agency Fees

We do not have any registration fees, our families will only be expected to pay the agency a placement fee once they have found the au pair they want to employ.

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Au Pair Extraordinaire Guarantee

Au Pair Extraordinaire offers a guarantee that ensures all parties are satisfied.

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How much can I expect to pay my au pair?

An au pair’s salary / hourly rate will depend on many factors, including his or her age, previous childcare experience and childcare courses completed, as well as the number of hours worked each week.

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