If you are considering an Au Pair as a childcare option you should sit down and think about what you want in an Au Pair. Is there a certain country or language you want them to speak? Are they going to need to drive your children? If so, what countries have driving laws similar to the U.S.? What education level do you want the Au Pair to have? What hobbies does your family do? What kind of childcare experience do you require (some just have babysitting while others have worked in day cares or as teachers)?