The au pair program is the most sustainable way to travel, it is cheap, safe and it is the best way to discover new cultures and become ambassador of your native  Country.

Au Pair in Italy

Have you always dreamed to live and work in Italy, to discover the culture with locals, learn about Italian language and food? So the Au Pair in Italy programme is for you!

  •  Do you like working with children?
  • Do you have first-hand experiences with children?
  • Are you aware that taking care of children can be stressful and needs a lot of patience and commitment?
  • Will you be prepared to help the family with their daily household routine?
  • Are you flexible?
  • Are you able to adapt and integrate into a new life and become part of your host family?
  • Do you want to learn the language and find out more about the culture of your host country?

If you are able to answer these questions with YES the au pair programme is for you!

To participate in the program, therefore, you need to:

  • click on APPLY NOW and fill up the form, one of our coordinator will be back to you asap
  • write a presentation letter in English or in the language of the country where you decided to go,
  • attach some photos with your family, friends and possibly with some children,
  • if possible, make a 1 minute video introducing your self
  • two references for the child care experience, a reference on one’s character,
  • a medical certificate,
  • a criminal certificate,
  • the secondary school diploma certificate.

If you want to spend a period living and working in Italy as an au pair, then you’ll need to meet the program requirements listed below. International Au Pair Italy will review your application and interview you to make sure that you:

  • Have experience and enjoy caring for children if not you can apply as a language tutor
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 30 upon arrival in Italy if you wish to be a tutor you can even be between 16 to 60 years old..
  • Have completed secondary school (high school)
  • Be in good physical and mental health
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Be able to provide personal and professional references

As an au pair, you are only permitted to work a maximum of 30 hours per week and no more than 6 hours per day. You will have time off so that you can meet up with friends, explore your community, take classes, or just relax.

Program regulations require that you receive the following time off during your program:

  • At least 1 ½ days off per week
  • 2  full weekend off per month
  • Two weeks (11 days) of paid vacation

Being an au pair is one of the most rewarding jobs you’ll ever have! Every family is different and specific duties will vary; however, below are some common au pair duties.

  • Managing daily routines (morning, bedtime, etc.)
  • Doing activities with children
  • Preparing meals and cleaning up afterward
  • Driving children to school and activities
  • Helping with homework
  • Doing children’s laundry
  • Going on special outings and adventures
  • Teaching the children about your country and culture

Your responsibilities as an au pair are limited to childcare and related tasks. You are not responsible for heavy housework, pet care, yard work, etc. As a member of the household, you might contribute to small, everyday tasks like washing dinner dishes, but only in a way that is equal to the contributions of other members of the family.

Cost of the Program
The au pair program costs 390 euros for a short stay and 490 euros for a long one for most destinations and does not include health insurance and travel.
The payment is divided into two tranches: the first of 90 euros when after having been declared eligible for the program, a second and final tranche when there is confirmation of the match between you and the host family.
The payment can be made by bank transfer or PayPal

Financial Benefits

  • A minimum weekly stipend paid by your host family of at least 80/120 euro per week
  • Room and board provided by your host family
  • Two weeks of paid vacation in one year, one week every 6 months

Personal Benefits

  • Make new friends. Meet Italians, other au pairs, and bond with your host family.
  • Learn a new culture. Discover Italian culture and share your own.
  • Gain international work experience. Improve your CV and future career prospects.
  • Improve the native language of the host country you have chosen  Quickly become fluent as you speak Italian every day.
  • Travel and explore different areas  of Italy. The opportunities are endless!
  • Become more independent. Open yourself to new opportunities and experiences.
  • Experience Italian life style, food, wine, fashion and arts

It is included in the program cost.

How to?

1. Apply

(fill out the form)

2. Pay for your application fee

(if you are eligible to one of our programs we will ask you to complete the documents and pay for the application fee, 90 euros)

3. Match your host family

(meet your host family line and select that one you match the best with)

4. Sign the agreement with your host family

(pay up the final amount as confirmation of your intention, plan your trip)

5. Leave

to  your Italian life experience

“Becoming part of the family is the spirit of the au pair program.”

  • You will have complete full lodge and food
  • the use of the family wi fi.
  • you on the demi pair program do not need to pay your families board and lodging as this is included as part of your program.
  • You will be able to stay from 1 month to 12 months belonging to your Native Country
  • You will earn a weekly pocket money from 90 euros, 135 euros for English mother tongue
  • To experience Italian life everyday outside the host family life
  • Young people aged from 18 to 30 years old
  • To be independent and responsible and in good health
  • To want to help out in the family home with light housework and in childcare
  • To be able to adjust easily to a different environment and culture
  • To be mature, polite and flexible
  • Genuine love for children
  • Previous experience with children
  • A complete registration fee and form
  • Au pair agreement signed
  • Dear family letter
  • one photo-collage or video
  • 2 childcare references
  • Other relevant references if possible
  • Medical certificate
  • Any allergies/dietary requirement mentioned on the registration form
  • Police report checked
  • Passport if necessary
  • Visa when needed

For the AuPair:

  • 390 euros up to 3 months
  • 490 euros over 3 months

Insurance: link


Why do I have to use an agency? Can I not just pick a family from an internet site?

A You should never look for, or accept a family, that you have found on the internet. It’s not a safe way to travel and work as an au pair. Always use a reputable agency . An agency assists with the careful matching of an au pair to vetted families in all the world. Many agencies look after the same host families year after year; they know the families well and this ensures successful and safe placements. Once in the host Country, you will be well looked after by the partner’s agency you choose to use.

How long can my program be?

The length of the program depends on the family demands, during summer it could be even for only one month, but most of the time in summer the best is to guarantee two or three months. During all the yearlong 3 months is acceptable, 6 or 9 months is smart.

I am not happy with my host family, where can I get help?

If you cannot resolve problems directly with your host family (which should be attempted first), please contact the au pair agency that placed you with the family and they will be able to help you. Before your departure you will know the name of the partner agency and their contacts, you will be able to talk directly to someone in case of need.

What can I do to occupy myself when I am not on duty?

Like many au pairs, you may want to attend a language course at a local college; many schools have courses designed for au pairs. A porportion of your day will be set aside to allow you to study, socialise or discover the region. you may also want to join the local sports center or swimming pool; visiting the museum and organize to travel in Europe or to other typical Italian towns. Furthermore many families would be very happy if you could organize some meals from your Country, or take out the dog for a walk if they have one.

Do I need to provide the agency with a medical report and police check?

A Medical report is essential and so is a police check. It’s very important that the agency ensures that you are physically and mentally fit to work as an au pair and also that you have no criminal background.

Will the host family contribute to language school costs?

Many families are happy to contribute, but this is not a requirement from the families. Your agency will be able to explain to you what host families they have that can offer this.

As an au pair should I have a room for my own?

Yes you will , this is mandatory for the family to be able to be enrolled in the program, but sometimes it could happen that during holiday time you have to share the room with some children of your host family.

What will happen during holiday?

During holidays time , the host family will take the au pair with them paying for their whole stay, and they will continue carrying out their own tasks for the money agreed. Except for direct agreements between the parties, e.g. cases when it is planed that the au pair will stay at home or go on holiday with friends or like during Christmas and Easter time, the au pair could prefer going back home (at their own expense), for a time to be stipulated with the host family.