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About us


Our story

Kangaroo Au Pair was launched in 2009 by Corinna and Richie Duke.  At the time they were looking for childcare support for their young son Seb. Corinna, having had a very positive experience as an au pair herself, liked the idea of having an au pair to come and live with their family.  Having done some research they found that there was a gap in the market for a simple, user-friendly au pair website and hence Kangaroo Au Pair was formed!

Since then they have had a number of amazing au pairs who have come and lived with their family and each has left a very personal mark on their lives. From Isabel who brought Seb swimming and taught him to climb the steps of the slide in the local playground, Elena who taught Lara to count in Spanish, Ana who drank pink milk for breakfast, the very kind Rocio who studied Montessori education while she stayed with their family and to the very lovely Noe who travelled to Portugal and the west of Ireland on holidays with their family.  

All of these au pairs have touched their family in different ways and their children have gained memories that will stay with them for life.

Our mission

Our mission is to provide a caring, safe and easy to use online au pair matching service.  Our extensive database allows au pairs and families from all over the world to find and get to know each other.  As each family and au pair has very different requirements, our users have the opportunity to connect and interact with the families and au pair who they feel are the best fit for them.


We take the safety of our host families and our au pairs very seriously and we review all new profiles daily.  We never release the contact details of any user and it is up to a user to decide when they would like to contact another user directly and provide them with their personal contact information. With premium membership, families and au pairs can contact each other, using our private messaging system, making sure they're the perfect match for each other.

We're here to help

We want our families and au pairs to receive the highest quality service and on our website you can find important information on our au pair programmes in countries including Ireland, the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Germany, France, the USA and Australia.  You will find information about using our website in our FAQs page. If you do not find an answer to your question on the above pages we have an international team of staff in our office who will be happy to deal with your questions.  Please contact us at and we will work to answer your questions as promptly as possible.

We hope that you enjoy using our website. We always love to hear of our au pair success stories, so please let us know about your au pair match.

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Good luck with your search from all the Kangaroo Au Pair Team.