Au Pairs

Au Pair Europe, part of our Childcare Recruitment brand, is the only agency in Ireland who specialize in placing Au pairs who have previous experience working with and caring for children.

Typically, our Au pairs are teachers or early years practitioners who are pursuing a career working with children.

At Childcare Recruitment, we have over a decade of experience in placing Irish and European candidates in successful, long-term roles with Irish childcare businesses. This has given us unrivaled expertise in sourcing and assessing the best early years practitioners, childcare staff and Au pairs for Irish homes and businesses. We bring the same professionalism and successful strategy to Au Pair Europe and that’s why we have the highest successful placement rate in the sector.

We focus on providing a valuable cultural exchange and on ensuring that there is a happy and successful match between the Au pair and the family. Long-lasting friendships have developed with many of them staying in touch for years after their exchange.

At Childcare Recruitment, we’re available 7 days a week to answer all your questions about hosting an Au pair. Call us now on +353 214742115 / +353 877169155 or you can email us at
To get the process rolling, you can fill in our initial questionnaire online here.

Childcare Recruitment Au Pairs

  • Our Au pairs are typically teachers, summer camp workers, early year practitioners or young adults with some experience of working with children.
  • We only deal with candidates who have a genuine interest in working with children.
  • All our Au pairs are screened, police vetted and medically cleared (documents provided). We interview them and they are also registered with our partner agencies in Spain, Scandinavia and Europe.
  • We chose our Au pairs and our families carefully. We work through a four-step process with you to ensure that you have the right Au pair for your family.
  • Au pairs and families choose each other. They introduce themselves over a video call, get to know each other and get to know the children.
  • We provide ongoing support
  • Gold Yearly Membership
    € 800 / Annual Fee

  • Unlimited Placements 12 months
  • Teachers over 21 years of age
  • English Language Requirement Intermediate
  • Registration Fee €50 Non-Refundable
  • Balance on booking of flights €750
  • We offer a number of package options for families. These packages provide value and protection to our families. Au pairs receive generous payment. Families appreciate the structured approach to the placement and Au pairs feel valued.

    Both our families and Au pairs benefit from on-going support throughout the placement. With this mutually beneficial arrangement, everyone can settle in and enjoy their time together.

    Find Out More

    If you would like to learn more about being a host family, or how this valuable cultural exchange might benefit your children and your family, we recommend that you call our specialist advisors on 01 281 0954 / +353 214742115 or email us at

    Maybe you’d like to talk with another family or Au pair? Please get in touch as we have many clients and Au pairs who would love to speak about their experience.

    You can also complete an initial questionnaire here.

    Don’t forget we also work 7 days a week, so don’t hesitate to call us with all your questions.