Australian families solving childcare dilemmas by hiring au pairs

Many people assume that in-home childcare is only for the lofty financial heights of the rich and famous. But the stark reality is that while childcare can cost up to $150 per child, per day, an au pair costs around $200 to $300 a week – whether you have one or three children. There are a few other handy benefits too – did someone mention no morning childcare drop-off rush?

The stress of finding a childcare place can be overwhelming, not to mention the cost. Most parents think they can’t afford in-home care, but the numbers do stack up – as do the benefits.

AIFS Au Pair can provide an au pair for as little as $200 a week, and with more than half a century of experience, are incredibly adept at matching the right carer to your family. And every host family is afforded a huge amount of support, including a community counsellor.


AIFS Au Pairs are carefully selected, completing a strict screening process, which includes reference checks, a one-on-one interview, detailed report, Working with Children Check, medical check and paediatric First Aid course. All AIFS Au Pairs have at least 200 hours of certified or referenced childcare experience.

While AIFS Au Pairs are primarily responsible for looking after your children, they are also able to help with some light household duties. They become an integral part of the household, and children generally adore their au pair, who brings new cultural experiences to their lives. In turn, au pairs are also keen to experience Australian culture – it’s a great way for kids to share what they know and love about Australia.

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AIFS Au Pairs are placed with a host family for a maximum of six months, but AIFS Au Pair can assist with continued care by helping you choose your next au pair before the current tenure ends.

To source an au pair for your family, or for more information, head to AIFS Au Pair.

(This is a sponsored post for AIFS Au Pair)

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