online au pair training course

Expert knowledge, advice and practical skills

Prepare for a great au pair experience

Travel, culture, language, international friends and becoming a big sister or brother to a family are all great reasons to become an Au Pair.

But looking after children means taking responsibility for keeping kids safe, engaged and following house rules. Knowing what’s expected and being professional on the job is a must. Investing in an Au Pair training course gives the reassurance that you are prepared for the challenges and rewards of a great Au Pair experience.

Why take an Au Pair training course?

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Gain confidence with our online Au Pair class

This is how easy it is to gain a certificate in confidence and childcare with our Au Pair Online Training course.

Easy signup

Create your own account. Your user details will be emailed straight away to get you started. Log on and off anytime

Quality Content

Around 6 hours of interactive information, videos, case studies and quizzes endorsed by industry professionals.


Once you have passed you will receive a certificate of completion to show potential employers that you are Sitter ready to look after kids

What you will learn through our Au Pair Course

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Meet the experts who endorse the Au Pair Course

The online Au Pair Essentials course is endorsed by industry professionals from each topic area. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The course will take about 6 hours to complete. You can log on and off any time. 

Yes of course!  You must pass each section with a min of 80% correct. Don’t worry, if you can always try again if you don’t pass the quiz the first time. When you complete the course you will be able to download a certificate printed with your name and completion date. 

Your Sittertrain course does not expire as we know you may want to go back to check information and resources after you have finished the course.

At this time, there is no single governmental regulation of the in-home child care industry. Our course material has all been read and verified for accuracy from a range of professionals including paediatric nurses, teachers, parenting educators, and professional water and outdoor safety experts. All of our instructional videos and fact sheets are provided through reputable private and government sources.

In most countries you can be an Au Pair between the ages of 18-30 but you will need to check visa requirements with the country you want to go to. You can complete the online Au Pair training course when you are thinking about becoming an Au Pair which will help you decide if its something you want to do. 

Sittertrain partners with many Au Pair agencies who give preference to those who have completed  the Sitttertrain Au Pair training course. If your agency is not familiar with our online training course, they can always contact us. Your certificate is proof to any employer that you have taken the time to learn the essentials of becoming an Au Pair. 

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