Matching Process

What Makes Our Process Better?

PROaupair knows that every family is unique and no two searches are alike. Our Matching Process is personalized and highly targeted to your family’s needs. We are very particular about our process and insist on outstanding results.

1. We get to know your family.  Our host family application will help us get to know you better. How many children to you have? What are their ages and care needs? What is your family's personality, likes and dislikes? We want to have a complete understanding of the type of care your family requires and what special skills and experience you are looking for.

2. We carefully match your requirements with our candidates. PROaupair does not simply work off of a database with thousands of candidates. We work with the perfect number of candidates - large enough to provide a strong selection, yet small enough for our staff to be very familiar with each candidate. We'll make recommendations and you can also search profiles and add the candidates you are interested to your "hotlist". If we don’t have the perfect fit, we will conduct a customized search to source the right candidate for you.

3. We introduce only the candidates that meet your needs. Once a candidate (or two) has been identified, your Matching Specialist will work with you to schedule a Skype interview. Conducting an interview is an essential part of the process. We have helpful advice and information for both you and the candidate on how to ask the right questions and solicit the information you need to make an informed decision.

4. We help you select the right candidate. Once the interview has taken place, your Matching Specialist will listen to your feedback. We are here to provide you with insight and advice so that you can make the best matching decision. Many times families only interview one or two candidates before extending a match offer, but we will work with you for as long as it takes to find the right fit.

5. We handle all of the logistics. After you match, PROaupair will handle all of the details in having your new care provider arrive to your home, and PROaupair’s professional team is here to provide you with support all year long.


The Process


How Long Does the Process Take?

PROaupair works with families who have varying time frames. The matching process can take as little as a few days or as long as a few weeks depending upon your needs and time frames. Once you match, the arrival date will depend on a few things – the au pair's availability, your desired arrival date and  visa processing times. The minimum amount of time between making the match and having the au pair arrive from overseas is typically four weeks. We also occasionally have au pairs who are already in the U.S. and available right away. Call us at 1-844-787-6566 to learn more.