About Au Pair Agencies in Ireland

The Au Pair Study Agency Team (APSA) with just over 20 years of experience, APSA has successfully grown into one of the largest Au pair agencies in Ireland and we are committed to bringing you the very best service possible. We are founding members of the Irish National Au Pair Association and recognised as industry leaders in Ireland and throughout Europe. The programes we offer are renowned for their superior quality and value and it is for this reason that we will only work with reliable, reputable and quality driven agencies who screen and vet their Au Pairs to the required standards.


Au Pairs, Au Pair English Classes, Au Pairs for Seniors, Demi Au pairs, Intern Placements in Ireland (I.P.I), and High School Au Pair Program.

Our Services
Study program

Au pairs are placed in a family in south Dublin (within walking or bus distance of the school) and take classes two evenings per week. Au Pairs are encouraged to take the Cambridge exam course; however general English classes are available. Au pairs are required to pay three months in advance.

independent program

Au pairs are placed in a family in Ireland. The Au Pair chooses her destination (e.g. Cork, Sligo etc). At the Au pair’s request the agency can organise classes however this is not included in the program.

Senior Care pre-requisits

Any experience in a ‘career’ capacity will really help. Au pairs must have some relevant experience and/ or knowledge of how to treat and care for an elderly person. A driver’s license is very helpful but not essential.

We are founding members of the Irish Au pair Association which endeavours to set in place policies and procedures to protect both Au Pairs and host families.  We are working hard to lobby for a minimum standard for Au Pair agencies in Ireland.

Our aim is clear– to provide the highest quality program for Au Pairs so that they have the best possible cultural exchange program and host families by providing flexible and affordable childcare or senior care/companionship.

We are always evaluating our programs to make sure we are offering the best possible standards to both parents and Au Pairs. We are the only agency to set up our Au Pair for seniors program which has been one of our best services to date. 

Standards You May Expect From the Irish National Au Pair Association (INAPA) As An Au Pair...

  Guidance on how to make the most of the Au Pair experience.    ​
Full written details of the host family, pocket money and expected duties prior to arrival.  
 ​Contact numbers to other Au Pairs.  
 On-going support during your stay with the family.    
​Your own private room.

Standards You May Expect From INAPA As A Host Family...

  Courteous and efficient handling of customers.  
 ​Assessment of needs and suitability for hosting an Au Pair.    ​​
Vetting of Au Pairs either personally of through reputable partner agencies.    ​
Guidance on how to welcome an Au Pair.    ​​
Written terms of business, including details of fees.  
 ​Full information on candidates including a completed application form, letter of intent, two written references, an up to date police check and medical report.    ​
On-going support during the period of the Au Pair’s stay.