New York City

Do you want to work as an au pair in New York?


Here you can find more information and many suggestions for your au pair stay in New York.


Information at a glance

city: New York City
country: USA
language: English
surface area: 1.214,4 km2
population: 8.336.697
country code: +1 212, 718, 917, 347, 646
website: www.nyc.gov


Au pair stay in New York

New York City is a cosmopolitan city in the US state of New York. It is one of the most important economic centers in the world and many important international organizations are based in New York City.


But there is a lot more to “the city“ (as many people call New York City). It has so much to offer—  for anybody, for any interest, and at any time.


You can go sightseeing, visit galleries and museums, go to see a Broadway show, go to the theater or the opera, go to clubs and bars, try food from a different country every day, go shopping, or even go to the beach.


All this and more is New York City!


Being an au pair in New York City

  • requirements: 18-30 years, not married, no children, be in good health, experience with children
  • working hours: 45 hours per week
  • responsibilities: child care and small chores around the house
  • salary: 195,75 US$ per week
  • duration of au pair stay: 12 months
  • health insurance: usually, your au pair agency takes care of your health insurance
  • language course: college courses
  • driver's license: if possible, driver's license class B


What to do in your free time in New York City

Au pairs in the US get 1,5 days off per week. Take advantage of this free time to see the city and meet new people. Once you get used to the daily routine in your host family, it will be easier for you to plan your free time. Try to make the most of your days since there are many things to do and see in New York City. Discover New York bit by bit: go and play soccer in Central Park, or relax on the beach at Coney Island.


There are endless ways to explore New York City!  


Our suggestions: almost all the museums have so-called "pay what you wish" days where you only pay as much as you want (even if it is only 1 cent). Check out the website www.freenyc.net for more information about free events in NYC.


The most important sights in New York City

  1. Brooklyn Bridge
  2. Central Park
  3. Chrysler Building
  4. Empire State Building
  5. Fifth Avenue
  6. Ground Zero Memorial
  7. Rockefeller Center
  8. Statue of Liberty
  9. Times Square and Broadway
  10. Wall Street


Language Schools in New York

One important goal during an au pair stay in New York is obviously to improve your English skills. Apart from practicing the language with your host family, you can also take language classes.


Actually, au pairs in the US have to take English classes at a college at least 6 hours per week. A college course costs around $400 to $600, usually paid for by the host family.


Do you know a good language school in New York City? Get in touch and tell us all about it!


Sports in NYC

Do you like sports?


If you want to stay fit, we recommend the Big Apple (the sports complex) – a paradise for sports lovers. Here you can find pretty much anything, from climbing to sailing and kayaking to playing golf. Are you more the relaxed type?


No problem! Just take a yoga class or treat yourself to a spa visit.  



Working out in New York City:

  1. go to the gym
  2. ride a bike
  3. go jogging in Central Park


Exploring the surroundings of New York City

The weekends are perfect to get to know the areas around New York City.


Some popular destinations around NYC are:

  • Connecticut
  • Coney Island – beach, amusement park
  • Fire Island National Seashore
  • Long Island
  • New Jersey
  • Niagara Falls
  • The Hudson Valley
  • The Hamptons – dunes, beautiful beaches, gorgeous summer villas (the vacation spot for the rich and famous)


More information about "Au Pair in the U.S." here!