How do we select our candidates?

Our selection process is a careful, systematic process involving screening, interviewing, and reference checking. Find out what we look for during this process below.

Basic requirements for our candidates

Matric Certificate

Our candidates must have a Matric or equivalent qualification

19 to 35 Years

This age-group tends to best relate to kids and understand the modern educational system

Driver’s license & car

A valid code B drivers license is required, as well as a vehicle


Candidates must have at least 12 months experience working in a child-related position(s).

How our au pair agency works

Our candidates are carefully screened and selected. Each chosen candidate has to make it through our stringent interview process, which involves an interview of ~60 minutes. During the registration process they have to pass a first aid test and a childcare knowledge questionnaire. Only high-quality candidates make it onto our database. We also look for the following:

Genuine interest

A genuine interest in children and spending time in their presence

Organisational skills

A good organiser who is able to plan things and manage time efficiently


Able to find a balance between being a child’s friend and being their mentor and or motivator

Cool head

Able to keep it together – someone who will not become too anxious or flustered during challenging situations


Ability to support children academically, educationally and/or through stimulation


A willingness and desire to invest in a child’s life and development

Quick learner

Someone who is quick to learn and open to doing so frequently


Being willing and flexible to reshape themselves to fit in with a family’s needs and their way of doing things


Giving 100% to make and keep a family happy, and to not let them down in time of need


Those who care; who are not just doing it for money or convenience only


A mature and responsible person who parents can rely on to get things done


Ability to be firm if required and set boundaries when and where needed


A person who is confident in themselves and their skills, and able to reason carefully and clearly


Someone with good communication skills who will strive to keep an open line of communication with their employer


Someone who will not just up and leave at the next best opportunity


What Our Families are Saying

Tina Fouché

Out of all the agencies I made contact with you have been the best! Your response time and follow up was amazing! I would seriously recommend your agency to others.

Robindale, Johannesburg

Laura Mackenzie

It was a pleasure dealing with you – the most professional au pair placement agency that I have encountered.

Greenside, Johannesburg

Desmond Mohapi

Seamless and very professional experience, highly recommended!

Sandton, Johannesburg

Shantal Singh

Seamless and very professional experience, highly recommended!

Fourways, Johannesburg