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Hosting an au pair

Open your family to a unique and enriching experience, find an au pair with Butrfly.

Being an au pair host family,

what is the au pair program ?

A balance between your professional and personal life

An au pair is a great help in taking care of your children. Your au pair can help you with household chores, drive the children to activities, prepare meals, etc.

Hosting an au pair allows you to free up your time and energy.

Thanks to this, you find a life balance in your organization, allowing you to :

A cultural and linguistic opening at home

Being a host family is opening the door of your home to someone from a different culture and language.

You offer your children the opportunity to have an easy time in learning a new language. They can practice in an informal and fun way, speaking with a native speaker.

The experience of hosting an au pair is about experiencing cultural diversity in your home, exposing yourself to new ideas and opening your mind to new perspectives. It is an incredibly rewarding way for all family members to grow and develop personally.

Our families tell you about it

Hear from guests on La Grande Famille podcast, hosted by Manuela Dizier-Chanfreau.

You’ll find feedback and valuable advice on hosting an au pair by entrepreneurial moms.

Find my place too nice of mom

Albane Thomine-Desmazures

(in episode 2 of La Grande Famille podcast)

The 3 reasons

to become a Butrfly foster family

The mission of our agency Butrfly is to make your life easier. Our website allows you to search for your au pair in complete independence, to help you with all the French administrative procedures or to trust our expertise to be accompanied from A to Z. Check out our services and rates page to learn more.

A customized recruitment.

  • Au pairs of various nationalities eligible for the program

    • Profiles certified by our team guaranteeing their experiences with children

    • Pre-recruitment tailored to the needs of our Premium Families

A stress-free integration.

  • A provision of numerous free information sources.

    • An availability of our teams to help you

    • An administrative and organizational support for our Premium Families.

Support during your experience.

  • Des conseils par notre équipe qualifiée et notre communauté de familles Butrfly

    • Private coaching sessions to subscribe to.

    • A monthly follow-up and personalized mediation dedicated to our Premium Families.

The opinions of our Butrfly families

Thomas J
November 17, 2022
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After looking for an agency and participated to an Au Pair BUTRFLY webinar, we subscribed to the Premium formula. The Au Pair BUTRFLY team is really nice and is fully dedicated to the families AND to the Au Pair (candidates and recruited). The experience for the recruitment process was very good. Considering our context (blended family with joint custody), the agency offered many alternatives and responded very well to our specific requirements, our incessant questions, and tight timeline. After the recruitment process, the preparation of our Au Pair's arrival was just as good and followed, and they are still following our family and our Au Pair. We don't regret choosing BUTRFLY Au Pair at all, and we will continue to work with this agency as long as we need an au pair for our family.
Clara S
January 31, 2024
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The Butrfly agency bends over backwards to ensure that the "au-pair experience" runs smoothly from A to Z, both for the au-pair and the host family. Advice, trust and kindness. I highly recommend going through this agency to ensure that it's a success on both sides!
Caroline B
November 10, 2023
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Professional, responsive and pleasant support. We've hired several au pairs in the past, but now I only use Butrfly because it's very reassuring for everyone.
Tatiana A
April 1, 2023
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We put our trust in this agency to find our perfect match and it was a great success. Available, efficient, attentive to our needs - in short, a superb team.
Marilyn K
September 13, 2023
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Perfect made-to-measure support! A big thank you to the Butrfly team and particularly to our contact person who immediately understood our request and was able to answer our questions proactively. We're now looking forward to meeting our au pair, who is so well looked after and relaxed about her arrival.
Laure A
September 12, 2023
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Thank you to the whole team for your support in the adventure of hosting an au pair. Always available and good advice. I highly recommend you!

Why choose an au pair as a childcare option?

Hosting an au pair is an innovative and rewarding childcare option for all family members.

By hosting an au pair, you are giving your children an extra reference point that lives at home under the rules of the family. You offer them an opportunity to develop their self-confidence and ability to communicate with strangers.

If you are interested in hosting an au pair, check our dedicated page to see if your family is eligible for the program.

Steps to start your recruitment: