Welcome to Oz Au pair Australia
Recruitment agency based in Sydney. We screen, match & introduce Au pairs to Host Families
Oz Au pair Australia provides quality Au Pairs to families in Sydney and across Australia. We specialise in placing screened Au pairs since 2008, providing a personal, professional recruitment service ensuring families receive high quality, affordable and reliable childcare.
At Oz Au pair Australia we believe we can find the right childcare for you and your family. Our agency is based in Sydney and covers all main cities and towns, placing Australia wide.
In order to ensure that families receive excellent, and inexpensive childcare, Oz Au pair Australia, offers a personalized, professional recruitment service. With its headquarters in Beaumont Hills and a new office in Sydney CBD, Oz Au pair Australia provides services across the country.
Our goal is to find an experienced, reliable and trustworthy Au pairs that will suit your needs. We are confident that with our thorough screening process we can find the best care for your family.
At Oz Au pair Australia all child carers are thoroughly checked and vetted before they are sent to any interviews. This includes a one-to-one meeting, checking of all their qualifications, ID, reference checks and we also ensure they hold a clean police check.
All perspective candidates have face to face interviews and original copies of their paperwork are checked carefully by one of our consultants. References are checked personally by our team.
We apply a rigorous approach when selecting and screening our candidates to ensure that your au pair has the proper experience. In addition, it is key that the applicants are honest, caring, responsible, flexible, and have a positive attitude. Some applicants are rejected regardless of their experience and/or training if there is any doubt that they will not provide the best care for your family.
Oz Au pair Australia will match you with the perfect au pair and be there with you at every step along the way, making your search for child care less stressful, and giving you back more time to spend enjoying your family.
Why Choose Oz Au Pair Australia?
Expertise & Experience: Oz Au Pair Australia boasts 15 years of industry knowledge and expertise, ensuring families get a match that fits their unique needs.
Genuine Human Connection: Beyond just a digital service, Oz Au Pair Australia is composed of real individuals dedicated to facilitating meaningful relationships between families and au pairs.
Comprehensive Support: From the moment you start your search to the completion of your au pair’s contract, and during her 6-12 month stay with you Oz Au Pair Australia offers continuous support, ensuring both the family and the au pair have a rewarding experience.
Quality Assurance: We prioritize quality in our selection process, ensuring that the au pairs we recommend are well-vetted, reliable, and suited to your family’s needs.
Personalized Matching: Recognizing the uniqueness of every family, Oz Au Pair Australia customizes the matching process. This allows both families and au pairs to make informed decisions, creating a harmonious pairing.
Transparent Process: Our processes are transparent, keeping families informed at every step, ensuring a smooth and trustworthy experience.
When you choose Oz Au Pair Australia, you’re choosing a partnership that values your family’s well-being and the growth and safety of the au pairs we place.
Benefits for host families
Flexible Childcare: Au pairs can provide flexible childcare tailored to your family’s schedule, including early mornings, evenings, or weekends.
Cost-Effective: In many cases, hosting an au pair can be more cost-effective than other childcare options, especially for families with multiple children.
Cultural Exchange: Your family can be exposed to a new culture, language, and traditions, fostering a global perspective in your household.
Language Learning: If the au pair speaks a different language, your children can have the opportunity to learn or practice a new language in a natural setting.
Personalized Care: Unlike larger childcare facilities, au pairs can provide one-on-one attention to your children, leading to more personalized care.
Consistency: Having an au pair ensures consistent childcare, avoiding the disruptions that can come from rotating babysitters or daycare personnel changes.
Help with Light Household Chores: In addition to childcare, au pairs can often assist with light household duties related to the children, such as meal preparation, laundry, and tidying up play areas.
Building Lifelong Relationships: Many families form close bonds with their au pairs, leading to lifelong friendships and connections.
Support for Busy Families: For families with hectic schedules, having an au pair can help alleviate daily stresses and logistic challenges.
Increased Understanding and Tolerance: Hosting someone from another country or background can teach family members about acceptance, understanding, and appreciation of different cultures and viewpoints.
Safety and Convenience: The convenience of having childcare at home can offer a greater sense of safety and security, as parents know their children are in a familiar environment.
Enrichment Activities: Au pairs can introduce children to different activities, hobbies, or crafts popular in their home country, enriching the children’s daily experiences.
In essence, hosting an au pair goes beyond just childcare. It’s an opportunity for cultural enrichment, personal growth, and the establishment of deep, meaningful relationships.
How does Oz Au pair Australia work?
Inquiry & Application: Please complete the family application detailing your family’s needs, preferences, and other relevant information.
Interview & Home Inspection: After reviewing the application, you will be contacted by one of our friendly team member to give you more information, get to know you better and guide you through the process.
Profile Review: Oz Au pair Australia will provide profiles of potential au pairs that match your family’s needs and preferences.
Interview Potential Au Pairs: Families get the opportunity to interview shortlisted au pairs, usually through video calls, to determine compatibility.
Placement Agreement: Once both the family and the au pair agree on the placement, a formal agreement or contract will be drafted detailing roles, expectations, working hours, and other crucial details.
Visa Assistance: Our agency offers guidance on the visa application process to our candidates.
Support Throughout Stay: We will provide ongoing support throughout the au pair’s stay, addressing any concerns or issues and ensuring a positive experience for both parties.
We understand and appreciate the importance of matching au pairs and we are committed to ensuring that we not only meet the needs of both sides of this relationship, but that we EXCEED it.
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Oz Au pair Australia FAQs
An au pair is typically a young person from another country who comes to live with a family to help with childcare and light housework in exchange for accommodation, meals, pocket money, and the chance to learn the language and culture.
A nanny is typically a professional child caregiver, often with formal training, and may live in or out of the family's home. An au pair is usually a young person seeking a cultural exchange experience and is not necessarily a professional caregiver
Main duties often include taking care of children, preparing meals for them, doing their laundry, helping with homework, and occasionally performing light household chores.
This depends on the country, but in many places, au pairs are limited to working 25-40 hours per week.
We have a rigorous selection process, including background checks, interviews, and evaluations of the candidate's childcare experience.
The duration can vary, but typical placements are often for a year.
We provide orientation, a local representative for ongoing support, and resources to mediate and resolve any issues.
Families usually get access to profiles of potential au pairs to review, and they can then conduct interviews to find the best match.
We have a process in place to mediate issues, and if necessary, to rematch au pairs with different families.
Au pairs primarily assist with childcare. They might also handle light household duties related to the children, like cleaning up after them or preparing their meals.