Apex PROaupair recruits candidates with professional backgrounds so that families can count on extremely high caliber care for their children. Program services include premium recruiting services, full candidate screening and background checks, J-1 visa sponsorship, medical insurance and year-round local support. Apex PROaupair offers a convenient ‘pay as you go’ payment option allowing families to pay monthly.

The average cost for full-time care is about $20 an hour for a care professional placement and the cost is the same regardless of how many children are in the family, making it a particularly cost effective option for families with multiple children.

An Apex care professional is more affordable than hiring a domestic nanny, which can easily cost upwards of $25+ per hour and often includes additional cost considerations such as payroll tax, overtime pay, health insurance and agency placement fees. Professional au pair wages are not subject to withholding of payroll taxes. The host family and your Care Professional are free to agree to compensation higher than the legally applicable minimum. See our comparison chart below.

Au Pair
Domestic Nanny
Average cost per hour$20 per hour$25+ per hour
Special Training Varies
Cost per family, not per child Varies
Up to 45 hours of care per week Varies
Has medical insurance Varies
One year commitment Varies
Flexible schedule Varies
Minimum required experience  
Local support  
Live-in Varies
Regulated by the U.S. Department of State  

For detailed pricing information call Apex PROaupair at 844-787-6566 or start your application.

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