How does it work?
Curious about how Bigsibs works? Read the step by step instruction below and find out how you can quickly find the right au pair or host family for you!
Create a profile
Find out about the rules and conditions for au pairs and host families in our section Info Host Countries or take a look at our Au Pair Wiki.
✓ Register for free as an au pair or host family.
✓ Complete your profile with texts, photos references, video and enter your own personal search criteria.
✓ View matching profiles displayed in your personal EasyFind. These search results are based on the search criteria defined during your registration.
✓ You can modify your criteria any time to see more or fewer matches.
✓ Use our messaging system to send applications and messages to au pairs or host families who interest you.
✓ Host families need to become Premium Members to exchange personal messages with au pairs.
✓ Discuss your mutual expectations via Skype, email or telephone and clarify all the important details, such as au pair tasks, working hours, pocket money, holidays, travel costs and the language course.
Sign an au pair contract
✓ Once an au pair and a family agree on all the details of an upcoming stay, these points should be set down in the au pair contract which both parties sign. This way everyone is clear about their rights and obligations.
✓ It is also essential that the au pair is covered by an au pair insurance during the whole au pair stay.
Prepare for the stay
✓ If the au pair needs a visa, then the host family and au pair need to prepare all the necessary documents.
✓ Organise the arrival of the au pair. Exchange information about the date of arrival, flight or train number and make arrangements for meeting the au pair.