Au Pair Training School 

Prepare for a great Au Pair experience with expert knowledge, advice and practical skills through the Au Pair Essentials online course from Sittertrain

Do you want to be an Au Pair but you have no experience? 

Travel, a new family and friends and much more is awaiting you as you begin life as an Au Pair. But, looking after children is a responsible job and your family will want you to know what’s expected. That also means knowing how to interact with children of different ages in a safe and fun environment.

Watch this to see how the Sittertrain Au Pair courses can put you on the smart track to being a great Au Pair

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The Sittertrain AuPair course teaches you to be prepared for the unexpected of looking after children. Know what to do in an emergency, how to manage multiple children of different ages, how to live with a family and great tips to keep kids engaged and safe.


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 quizzes. Each lesson is endorsed by a topic industry professional.



Upon successfully completing the course, a certificate of completion will be issued to show potential employers.

Au Pair Course

Understanding Children

Learn all about: Developmental stages, Age appropriate activities, Behaviour management

Safety out and about

Going out with kids, Sun and heat exposure, Car safety, Water safety, Riding on wheels, Playgrounds and backyards, Farm safety

Basic Childcare

Holding a baby, Nappy changing, Bottle and formula preparation, Food preparation and healthy snacks, Getting dressed, Hygiene, Bath time, Bed time

First Aid and Medical

Serious injury serious illness, Cuts scrapes and bleeding, Head injuries, Fractures, Bumps, bruises and signs of abuse, Burns, Bites and stings, Allergies and asthma, Medication safety, Poisons, Choking

Indoor safety

Become an expert in Indoor safety: Fire safety at home, Pet safety, Natural disasters and emergency response

Just for you

Benefit from detailed information on how to become an au pair, how to handle cultural differences, connect with your host family and new friends, expectations and keeping yourself safe

Sittertrain is the only Au Pair training school that provides quality content in a practical, engaging way using real-life scenarios 

Quality content

Reviewed and endorsed by leading organizations in childcare and safety

6 engaging lessons

6 fun practical lessons on safety, first aid and essential child care knowledge

Resources and Support

We are here to guide you through the Sittertain journey and provide you with valuable tips and resources

Go at your own pace

Log on and off whenever you like. You can even review past lessons and quizzes

Interactive online course

Around 4 hours of content, including videos and guides developed by experts in safety and child care.

Certificate of completion

Receive a Sittertrain certificate of completion to show you are ready to take on the challenges of looking after kids

Give the Au Pair training course as a gift to your new Au Pair

Living with a family on the other side of the world is a big move but can be incredibly rewarding. The Sittertrain Au Pair training school guides Au Pairs through the important job they have taken on. 

Why not give the Au Pair you have chosen to be part of your family the perfect Au Pair welcome gift- the gift of knowledge with a Sittertrain gift card?

Won’t my Au Pair agency give me the training to take on the job of an Au pair?

Your Au pair agency should be able to help you find the right family for you . However, if you want to make a good impression that you know what the job of an Au pair really is all about, completing the Au pair course will be the best way you can prepare.

Sittertrain partners with many Au pair agencies all around the world to offer our unique training. Check first if your agency offers or it or you can let them know about our agency program.

we acknowledge the generous contribution of videos and fact sheets to produce the sittertrain courses

Our lessons are reviewed and endorsed by industry professionals

What people are saying about the AuPair Essentials course

“I thought all the information was extremely relevant, very easy to understand and concise. It made me ready to step right into a family as an AuPair. I knew what to expect and how to manage if I was homesick”

Terri Bright


“It takes a village to raise a child!” Au pairs, babysitters, teachers, parents and all caregivers, play a vital role in bringing up children so it is essential that everyone is trained and prepared for working with children”

Talli Kimelman


What a wonderful course! Thank you Sitter Train for helping us settle our au pair into life in our family. We weren’t sure if we could spend the time needed to invest in teaching yet another au pair what to do but you did it for us! All we had to do was show her our timetable and certain things we liked our way!

Vanessa F

Host mum

Thank you Sitertrain for such a practical fun course. I loved how you put me in real life situations looking after a few kids at a time and unexpected things happen especially in the quizzes. It really helped me prepare for what its actually like being an AuPair.