Benefits of being an Au Pair

See the true beauty of China

As an Au Pair you will get to see a part of China that is typically missed when visiting as a tourist instead. The best way to enjoy the real beauty of China is by living in a Chinese household. You will be able to take part in various Chinese traditions and create memories that will last a lifetime. Our program offers many benefits that will increase the value and quality of your stay.

Au pair with host family child on vacation

Some of the benefits you can enjoy as an Au Pair are:

Top-tier City

Stay in one the most famous and beautiful cities in China. We have host families located in cities such as: Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangdong, Nanjing, Shenzhen, Suzhou, Xuzhou, Wuxi and more.

Flight and Accommodation

We take care of your travel arrangements, providing round-trip tickets or flight compensation. As part of the program, you'll enjoy the convenience of accommodation and meals covered by your host family. Rest assured, we carefully select families to ensure a perfect match for each participant, with a dedicated English-speaking member to facilitate communication. The Chinese host families offer a welcoming and comfortable living environment, providing you with your own room and the opportunity to experience a truly immersive cultural exchange.

Visa and Insurance

At Live Au Pair, we provide comprehensive support to our Au Pairs throughout the application process, assisting you in obtaining the most suitable visa at overseas Chinese Embassies or Consulates.

As part of our commitment to your well-being, we ensure that all Au Pairs are covered with travel, health, accident, liability, and other essential coverage. We also encourage you to purchase additional international insurance from your home country, but it is not required. Your safety and security are our top priorities as you embark on this exciting journey.

Monthly Spending Money

1500 RMB which is equal to about $220 USD.

Free Time and Vacation

We prioritize your work-life balance and ensure you have plenty of time to rest and explore. You will work a maximum of 6 hours per day, with at least 2 days off each week. Additionally, you are entitled to 3 paid vacation days every 3 months.

It's important to discuss vacation days with your host family at least 1 week in advance, as each family has unique needs and arrangements. When the host family goes on trips you will have the opportunity to join them as a friend, sibling, and mentor to their children, allowing for valuable teaching moments and shared experiences along the way.

Au Pair Training

We ensure a smooth and welcoming start to your Au Pair journey. Upon arrival in China, we will be there with you to help you get settled in with your host family. To make your arrival hassle-free, simply provide us with your flight details, and either your host family or our staff will warmly greet you at the airport. As part of our welcome package, you will receive useful items such as maps, an address card, a telephone SIM card, and public transportation tickets. Rest assured, we will guide you through all the necessary documents, ensuring that you feel supported and prepared for this exciting adventure.

Certification and Completion Bonus

Au Pair's who successfully completes our program will receive a completion certificate as recognition of your achievement. Additionally, for program durations of 6 months or longer, you will be eligible for a completion bonus. This bonus is provided by the host family as a token of appreciation, and it is a guaranteed benefit as long as you fulfill the program requirements. The specific bonus amount varies based on the length of your program: 3 months: $100, 6 months: $200, and 12 months: $500.

Throughout the program you will periodically have performance assessments, and in some cases, the host family may offer payment advances. It's important to note that in certain cities, the completion bonus may be adjusted if the host family covers the cost of your return ticket. Rest assured, we will ensure that all your benefits are clearly outlined in the contract.

Chinese (Mandarin) Language Courses

The host family will cover the cost of Chinese language classes for you. These classes are offered at a minimum of 4 lessons per week, and the specifics will be finalized upon contract signing. You will be placed in the appropriate class based on your Chinese proficiency level. You can start from the basics and even receive textbooks without any additional cost. Unlike other programs that can range from $4,000 to $15,000, our courses are better tailored to each individual and completely free to you.

It's important to note that while the knowledge you gain from these classes is valuable, the true advantage lies in living in China and being immersed in the culture with your host family. Additionally, you will receive a certification upon completing the Chinese language course, which can greatly benefit your career or future academic pursuits. With Chinese being spoken by 20% of the world population, you will likely encounter the language across the globe. Given the rapid growth of China, proficiency in Chinese has become an increasingly important skill for global communication and offers access to the world's largest market.

Connect with other Au Pairs

First week in China: Upon your arrival in China, we will ensure a smooth transition by providing an orientation course and training to help you settle in. This will also be an opportunity for you to meet other young people from around the world who are participating in the program.

Monthly group events: To foster a sense of community, we organize a monthly gathering for all Au Pairs in the same city. These events could include short trips to nearby cities, visits to iconic landmarks such as the Great Wall, Forbidden City, or Grand Museum, or other engaging social activities.


We provide 24 hour emergency contact services, local police registration support, visa extension and assistance, and extensive introduction resources before arrival. We offer full backup and support to make sure you are well taken care of throughout the duration of your program.

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