IAPA actively encourages the formation of national au pair associations.
The following national association are NGO members of IAPA:
Cultural Au Pair Association of Australia – CAPAA
The Cultural Au Pair Association of Australia (CAPAA) was formed in 2012 to further the benefits of au pair cultural exchange in Australia. The agency-based association is active in setting standards for the Australian industry and promoting the au pair experience as a rewarding childcare option and cultural experience for their family.
CAPAA members are located throughout Australia. Each member is required to adhere to the Assocation’s strict standards. By choosing a CAPAA member, a family may feel reassured that they will be working with an agency who has agreed to deliver a programme that will meet the CAPAA standards.
Chinese Au Pair Association – CAPA
The China Au Pair Association (CAPA) was founded early 2011 by existing Chinese IAPA member agencies. It is a non-profit and non-governmental organisation and its goal is to increase awareness of the au pair programme in China and to follow international practice to establish guidelines for the Chinese au pair industry.
In order to increase the regularity and professionalism of working practices at CAPA, all the members will follow IAPA’s Code of Conduct, which signifies competence, fair dealing and high integrity, and will protect the au pairs’ and the host families’ rights.
Moreover CAPA has implemented specific and additional criteria according to local standards, therefore CAPA members act according to transparent high standards and make a difference in the local Chinese au pair market. All CAPA members are strictly selected and the general election is held every two years.
Asociación Colombiana de Agencias de Au Pair – ASCAAP
Asociación Colombiana de Agencias de Au Pair (ASCAAP) was created in 2009 with the guidance of the IAPA Executive Board. The motivation of the association is to regularise and protect the outbound market in Colombia and to improve the quality of our agencies and applicants worldwide
Union Francaise des Agences Au Pair – UFAAP
The Union Francaise des Agences Au Pair (UFAAP) was established in 2000. UFAAP has 14 members and is the only official union in France specialised in au pair placements both inbound and outbound.
UFAAP member agencies are renowned for their reliability, seriousness, quality of selected families, suitable students and screening of both parties. The goal is to set quality standards, rules and regulations in the au pair placements. UFAAP is in continuous conversation with French government officials to get a national agreement that would make au pair placements officially recognised as a cultural exchange.
Au-Pair Society e.V.
The Au-Pair Society e.V is a non-profit national organisation founded in 2000. Au-Pair Society member agencies (nearing 50) abide to high-quality standards that have been revised according to ECAPS guidelines and are applicable for both inbound and outbound placements.
The Society gives advice, supports networking among members and provides a lobbying body to improve, support and protect this cultural exchange programme. The Au-Pair Society e.V. is an acknowledged association, accredited by the German Bundestag.
Associazione Nazionale Italiana Alla Pari – ANIAP
The Associazione Nazionale Italiana Alla Pari (ANIAP) was established in November 2013 as the Italian National Au Pair Association. The goal of the association is to help young people who want to become au pairs and families who want to become host families.
ANIAP is the first Italian institution ever to have taken part in the meeting of the European Committee for Au Pair Standards, ECAPS.
APAC Ireland’s objectives are:
- To promote the au pair programme
- To establish standards and best practice for the industry in Ireland congruent with international best practice
- To educate, inform and mediate with relevant stakeholders where required.
Asociación Española del Programa Aupair – AEPA
The Asociación Española del Programa Aupair (AEPA) is a not for-profit organisation, whose aim is to promote quality and professionalism among the Spanish organisations involved in the au pair business and defend the interests of families and au pairs.
British Au Pair Agencies Association – BAPAA
The British Au Pair Agencies Association (BAPAA) is the only recognised trade organisation for the au pair industry in Britain. The purpose of the non-commercial association is to set standards and protect the au pair experience as a rewarding cultural exchange programme. Members meet business and ethical standards and abide by BAPAA’s code of conduct, showing competence, fair dealing and high integrity.