After years of scrambling for babysitters, missing events, being late for school runs, and generally feeling a bit run down, my husband and I decided to look into getting an au pair. It ended up being one of the best decisions we ever made for our family, and I now recommend the idea to anyone who will listen!
After speaking to a number of friends who had au pairs, I ended up using aupairworld.com. Not only is the fee the lowest I found (an absolute fraction of what agencies cost!!), but it is also really easy to use. And because the site is free for au pairs to register on, there are LOADS of au pairs to choose from!
[Full disclosure: after using Au Pair World for our first two au pairs, I reached out to them and asked if they would be open to a collaboration. As a result, this post is sponsored by Au Pair World, a company I use and love!]