Au Pair Agencies In Pretoria

Mamas need reliable help and lots of it! Taking care of someone else’s little one is a big ask and finding suitable childcare isn’t always an easy feat. We took a closer look at some of the au pair agencies operating in the Pretoria area – fingers crossed one of these can connect you with your Mary Poppins!

Little Sunshines

Little Sunshines was established in 2005 and is one of the leading au pair agencies in and around Pretoria, Johannesburg and Cape Town. The agency takes pride in having provided more than 2 000 families with the placement of reliable and experienced au pairs, tutors and governesses.

Placement services from Little Sunshines normally include an initial consultation to determine the family’s specific requirements, the submission of suitable CVs, arranging interviews with potential au pairs, drafting the employment contract on behalf of the family, facilitating the agreement to terms and conditions as per the employment contract with the au pair, and customer support post-placement with a 90-day guarantee. Little Sunshines charges a standard placement fee.

All Little Sunshines childcare candidates undergo a rigorous vetting process, including verification of all documentation.

Details: 086 110 6661 /

Au Pair Love And Care

Au Pair Love and Care places qualified au pairs and tutors with families living in Pretoria, Johannesburg, the East Rand as well as a some areas of KwaZulu-Natal, and only include well-presented and trustworthy au pairs in their database. Permission is requested from all potential au pairs to conduct background checks and verification of all documentation before they are eligible to become part of the Au Pair Love and Care team.

Au Pair Love and Care provide full- and part-time au pairs. Providing your children with a consistent environment is a top priority for the team and, accordingly, family values, beliefs and religion are given priority when screening suitable placements.

Au Pair Love and Care have no registration fees – once you’ve filled in their online application form, they send you a number of suitable au pair profiles to consider, free of charge. Once a successful placement is made, Au Pair love and Care charges their placement fees according to the type of placement: permanent placements are charged at 12% of the au pair’s annual salary and temporary placements are charged at 20% of the au pair’s total salary.

Details: 081 268 5252 /

Absolut Au Pairs

Absolut Au Pairs is all about giving families absolute peace of mind. This Pretoria-based agency specialises in the placement of au pairs, child minders and tutors. Evidence of sufficient experience, contactable references and a genuine passion for childcare is required, as Absolut Au Pairs only submit candidates of outstanding caliber to their database.

Absolut Au Pairs’ services include full- and part-time placements on a permanent or temporary basis. After registration is completed, and the R200 registration fee is received, families are provided with three extensively screened candidate CVs. Once a successful candidate is interviewed, Absolut Au Pairs advise families on appropriate rates and agency placement fees.

Details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 012 993 4114 /

Kidos Au Pair

Kidos Au Pair Agency understands that parents want the best for their children and accordingly believe in providing only the best au pair services. Maturity, dedication and responsibility are the key traits that Kidos look for when considering potential au pairs for their Pretoria database.

Kidos Au Pair Agency charges a R250 registration fee and aims to provide families with a suitable candidate within 15 to 20 days after registration. Should a successful permanent placement be made, the agency charges a R300 per month placement fee.

Kidos Au Pair views child safety as paramount and require all au pairs to obtain a level one first aid certificate, at no additional charge to the family, before commencing work.

Details: 074 621 6227 / 

Au Pair Agency

Au Pair Agency offer families full- and part-time au pair placement services as well as baby-, pet and housesitting. After more than a decade in the au pairing industry, Au Pair Agency guarantees excellent service with a personal touch to families in Gauteng, KZN, Free State, and the Eastern and Western Cape.

Au Pair Agency requires a R200 registration fee. Upon receipt of the registration fee, families are provided with CV bundles of potential suitable au pairs. These CV bundles include comments from personal interviews with the candidates, qualifications, reference checks and photos of the candidate.

Once interviews between the family and potential candidates are done and an au pair has been selected, Au Pair Agency will issue an offer to the au pair and a placement fee invoice to the family. The settlement of this invoice allows the au pair, should they accept the offer, to commence work. Follow-ups with both the family and au pair are done to ensure all parties are satisfied with the placement.

Details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 073 248 3094 /

By Jana van der Linde

Disclaimer: does not endorse, nor is affiliated with, any of the above-mentioned agencies.