Do I have to pay to become an au pair?
Au pairs must receive a weekly stipend from the host family that is at least $195.75 per week. The weekly au pair stipend is a minimum payment requirement and host families and au pairs are free to agree to compensation higher than this legally applicable minimum.
Can an au pair live in a separate house?
An au pair cannot live in a separate apartment or separate building which is not part of the host familys property. All host families have an in-home interview prior to the au pairs arrival, and at this time the Local Childcare Coordinator (LCC) will inspect the living space reserved for the au pair.