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Why Homepaired For Families?

Low Fees

We don’t believe high upfront fees are fair or necessary.  Traditional au pair agencies will charge between $9 – $10K – out of budget for most families with no guarantee you’ll get the service you require.  Our fees are 5x lower – we charge $175 for every month you need a homepair which you can pay monthly if that help’s your cash flow situation.


At Homepaired we give you the freedom to choose how long you want a placement for – not everyone is ready to commit to a year.  A three  month summer placement is a great way for families to trial live-in childcare that have never experienced it before.

Instant Fit

Choosing an American student makes everything easier.  The transitioning period is faster when there are no language barriers. Even small details like understanding the US highway code, having a phone, and sharing common cultural experiences all make a noticeable difference in how quickly your homepair settles in to family life.


We don’t just make finding and booking live-in childcare easy and fast – we also provide valuable online tools that make managing childcare effortless.  When you search our marketplace, use our agreement builder, or our activity tracker you’ll wonder why it hasn’t always been done this way.


Au pairs are paid $195 a week for over 40 hours of work.  This falls well below minimum wage and gives rise to demotivation and unhappiness (and class action lawsuits!).  With Homepaired, you can afford to pay a fair wage, stay even and get a far better level of service in return where everyone wins.


Background checks are integral to our booking process so you can make a hiring decision with confidence.  Homepairs are paid well and motivated, safer on US roads, and can follow instructions to a T so you can rest a little easier knowing your kids are in good hands.

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Why Homepaired For Students?

New Experiences

You will have the opportunity to live in beautiful homes and towns in and around New York City – the most exciting city in the world! Sign up with a friend or make many new ones along the way – we give you an instant ‘social network’ to every homepair when you’re hired so you can hangout and share experiences together.

Save Money

Getting paid a fair wage and living ‘room and board’ free is a great way to significantly reduce your cost of living expenses and will save you thousands of dollars in areas like New York alone. So if your goal is to save for school or pay off student debt – working as a homepair is a great way to reach your goals.

Make a Difference

Tennis star? Coding Ninja? Mandarin expert? We firmly believe you are uniquely positioned to provide childcare beyond the basics and have many skills and talents families are seeking. Being a true role model in a young child’s life is perhaps the most fulfilling aspect of working as a homepair.


Rising unemployment, higher living expenses and crippling student debt are hurting American students, so we’ve made it our mission to showcase you for live-in childcare jobs. We may not solve the crisis, but a good paying job “room and board’ free is a step in the right direction.


It doesn’t matter if you’re still at school, on a gap year or recently graduated – being a homepair can work for you. Families are looking for summer help, year long placements and anything in between – so sign up today and see what opportunities are waiting for you.


We ask families to run background checks on themselves which you can ask to see before getting hired, and we also perform home checks to verify that homes are as described, including your guest room. You will also have a say in designing the terms of your agreement so you know what you are signing up for before you arrive.