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Au Pair Ireland

Being an Au Pair in Ireland is an amazing opportunity. Cara International want to give young people all across Europe the chance to be an Au Pair in Ireland without the worry of expensive placement fees. If you decide to register with us as an Au Pair we will guide you every step of the way, including ever after you are placed with regular check in, training and a proper contract of employment. Ireland is an amazing country with lot of amazing families waiting to find the right person for them, don't miss out and register today.

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Great Au Pairs

Quality childcare is everything to us. As a part of our policy as an agency all of our Au Pairs are legally checked by and come with written references therefore ensuring you have the best possible care for your children.

Premium Quality

Our agency want to make sure every one of our customers get the best service possible. At Cara International we ensure this by taking our time and listening to our customers needs, this allows us to make sure that every Au Pair placed with a family, is a sucessful placement.


Safety is our number one priority here at Cara International. All our Au Pairs come fully vetted and are provided with a mandatory online training course through our agency for the duration of their stay. This allows us to ensure our families have the safest possible childcare possible and that we as an agency are complying with Irish law as best we can.

Advice And Support

The safety of our families and Au Pairs is very important to us. We offer 24 hour agency back up and support to make sure our families and au pairs never feel alone if the situation goes wrong. In the case of a breakdown situation, we will guide both our Au Pairs and families through the process in order to make sure it is dealt with in a safe and efficient manner.

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Caroline Joyce
Company Director

Caroline is the business owner and founder, with over 20 years experience placing Au Pairs all over Ireland and a large background in business and social care

What is an Au Pair?

As an Au Pair  in Ireland you will work as a family support, helping specifically to care for the children and sometimes helping with various chores, such as cooking or tidying. Au Pairs usually comes from a foreign country to live in Ireland to learn English and to learn about Irish culture.


Why be an Au Pair in Ireland?

To be an Au Pair in Ireland offers several excellent opportunities:

  • Excellent pay
  • Top quality training
  • Friendly host families
  • Amazing landscapes
  • Nice cities
  • An amazing Au Pair network
  • A new and exciting lifestyle

Being an Au Pair in Ireland has all these amazing opportunities and much more but it is also important to remember that being an Au Pair isn't all about the fun.
As an Au Pair in Ireland you sign a contract, this means you are an employee while you are working, however, you are free to spend your time as you wish on your days off from being an Au Pair.

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Why Choose Our Au Pair Agency?

At Cara International, we believe in top quality childcare. We want Ireland's host families to have safe, affordable, quality childcare and we want to give young Au Pair's the chance of a life time. We believe we are Ireland's best agency due to our attention to detail and excellent conditions. We don't want to just place an Au Pair in a host family and forget about them. We want our Au Pairs and host families to feel as if we are their friend and that they can get in touch with is at any moment day or night.

We also provide our Au Pairs with top quality training, ensuring that our host families will always have the best childcare possible. We go the extra mile and we believe host families and Au Pair all over Ireland and Northern Ireland, can benefit from our services as an agency.

What Are The Costs?

Au Pair

To be an Au Pair in Ireland with Cara International is absolutely free. We want to offer Au Pairs from all over the world the chance to come to Ireland without the worry of costs. All we want from you as an Au Pair commitment, if you decide to register with Cara International you should do so with the intention of seeing it through.

Host Family

The costs for a host family can vary depending on the working hours of the Au Pair but the cost of an Au Pair per week can vary anywhere between €110.00 and €236.20. In addition to this you will have a monthly agency fee which varies depending on location and is as follows

  • Basic Family - €125.00 per month
  • City Family - €100.00 per month
  • Northern Irish Family - €65.00 per month

We believe we are an affordable childcare alternative for families and will help our families every step of the way in finding their Au Pair.


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