Overview of Host Family Process

PROaupair’s staff guides families through our application and matching process, giving them the advice and guidance they need to search, interview and match with the right childcare professional. Once a host family has selected their childcare professional, PROaupair manages arrival logistics including visas, flights and insurance. PROaupair also provides the host family with ongoing local support once the childcare professional arrives in Australia.

Five Steps to Securing High Quality Live-In Childcare

  1. Start Your Application
    Share information about your family and what special skills and experience you are looking for in a childcare professional. For some helpful tips for what information to include in your application, visit the Start Your Application page.

  2. Identify Childcare Professionals You Like
    PROaupair’s curated database of highly qualified professionals is large enough to offer choice but small enough for our staff to be personally acquainted with each candidate. Contact your favourite candidates or ask PROaupair to provide an expert recommendation.

  3. Conduct Interviews & Make a Match
    Participate in a one-on-one interview with your favourite candidates to learn more about their backgrounds, training and specialisation. PROaupair guides you through the interview process to ensure your time will be productive and informative.

  4. PROaupair Manages Pre-Arrival Details
    Once you’ve matched with a childcare professional, PROaupair handles all the arrival logistics – often in as little as four weeks. This includes visas, flights, medical insurance and more!

  5. Welcome Your Childcare Professional
    Welcome your childcare professional secure in the knowledge that you’ve made a great choice and that a mature professional with the right experience will care for your children.