Looking for an au pair or nanny job?

– Where to start –

Job hunting can be really difficult when you don’t know where to start! For detailed information about applying for an au pair position, have a look at this article: Au Pairing – How to Start your Journey.

Below is a quick list of websites to help you to begin your search. Rather than recommend one particular agency, I have noted down websites that I know of to help you find the right match. It is always important, however, to be wary of scams!

If you are looking for a position with accommodation (living with the family or in a small independent studio/room), with food and other perks provided as part of your pay, then the first list is for you! (Please note: these au pair roles may involve mandatory French lessons.) See more about Au pair hours and pay.

If however, you prefer to live completely independently from the family, then a ‘paid by the hour’ nanny job is best. A lot of these are aimed at native English speakers, but some in the list below cater for speakers of other languages. Finally, finding accommodation in Paris can be extremely difficult, but one or two on the list below (such as Nannynou) may be able to help with this.

Au pair jobs:
Free – no registration fees for au pairs!

Live-out nanny jobs: 
A free UK-based agency

Offers free childcare qualification

Helps to provide accommodation 

Several languages catered for

Several languages catered for

Classified adverts (des petites annonces)

NOTE: Interviews can almost always be done via Skype. If you are already in France however, there may be the opportunity to interview in person, which could be better for both you and the agency/family to decide if you are a good match.

More useful links:
Au Pair Hours and PayBecoming an Au Pair in ParisWays to find friends – Social MediaQuestions to ask familiesDon’t speak French? No problem!10 Tips for Au Pair SurvivalLive in or out?The 5 biggest problems & solutions for new au pairs

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