Nannying in USA. Can I apply for Au Pair in America?

Can I apply for Au Pair in America

To apply for the Au Pair in America Program from New Zealand you must:

  • be aged 18-26 years for the visa
  • have at least 200 hours practical non-family child care experience (non-family experience counts but we need 200 hours non-family as a minimum. Applicants under the age of 20 need to have gained their 200 hours of childcare experience within the last 5 years. Applicants over the age of 20 need to have gained their 200 hours of childcare experience within the last 5 years.
  • hold a full licence and drive regularly
  • have no criminal record (ie been to court)
  • have completed 3 years minimum at high school
  • love kids
  • can work for 12 months in the USA
  • be unmarried with no spouse or dependents

then you too could be spending a wonderful year with an American Family caring for their children.

Experience can be made up from any of the following:

  • babysitting (paid and unpaid)
  • nanny work
  • volunteer work with children
  • youth group
  • Daycare centre work
  • Placement experience during nanny training
  • Teaching experience
  • Caring for younger members of the family
  • Home educator experience
  • Coaching children (sports)
  • etc

As long as you can get at least three references from any of the above (employers, nanny course tutors, supervising teachers, youth group leaders etc) and all this experience adds up to 200+ hours – you meet this section of the criteria.We recruit all year – departures for USA are every two weeks so you can choose your departure month and your family!