Not all live-in childcare is created equal. It’s important to understand live-in childcare options: professional au pairs, traditional au pairs and nannies. PROaupair is the only au pair agency that specializes in professional au pairs.

Professional
Au Pair
Domestic NannyTraditional
Au Pair
Average hourly cost$12/hr. for 45 hours per week * Includes agency fee, insurance, visa, flights and weekly stipend$20+/hr. for 40 hours per week * Does not include health insurance and FICA tax$8/hr. for 45 hours per week
Average hourly cost$12/hr. for 45 hours per week * Includes agency fee, insurance, visa, flights and weekly stipend$20+/hr. for 40 hours per week * Does not include health insurance and FICA taxAbout $8/hr. for 45 hours per week
AgeTypically 20-26 yearsvariesTypically 18-19 years
Special Trainingvaries
EducationChild-related degree (and/or min. 1 year full-time childcare experience)High School degree
Live-Invaries
Hours per week45varies45
ExperienceTend to have 1,000+ hours of childcare experience and professional trainingvariesvaries
Will work split schedulevaries
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