Host family FAQ’s

1. There are no IAPA members in the country where I live. What should I do?

Contact the relevant governmental department in your country of residency and ask them to provide you with a list of reputable au pair agencies.

Note: It is important to check the reliability of any non-IAPA member agency.

2. Why do I have to apply through an agency in my own country to become a host family?

Finding the perfect match between host family and au pair is a very difficult task. The agency will assist you and support in your choice in order to accommodate your request.

3. How do I know how much pocket money I have to give the au pair?

The amount of the pocket money should be agreed in advance and should be paid during the agreed period of holidays or sickness time.

As a host family your agency will also inform you if there are any governmental regulations regarding pocket money in your country and if so which ones need to be followed.

4. We are not happy with our au pair, what should we do?

If you cannot resolve problems directly with your au pair, contact the agency that placed the au pair.