When you work as a AuPair, families expect you to have basic child care and safety skills.

That’s why we have teamed up with Sitter Train and ask you to complete the online “AuPair Essentials” course.

Dream Nannies recommends their Au Pairs prepare first with an online training course designed just for Au Pairs.


Watch this to see how to get on the smart track to having a great AuPair experience

If you want to be an AuPair, you need to take this course!


Sittertrain is the expert in developing online content for young people’s child caring skills. Ensure you are prepared and get the most of your au pair experience and impress families with your new knowledge!


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.

Quality Content

Reviewed and endorsed by leading organisations in first aid, safety and child care.

Resources and Support

We’re here to guide you through your journey and provide valuable resources.

Engaging Lessons

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

Go at your own pace

Log on and off whenever you like to suit your busy schedule. You can even review past quizzes and lessons.

Interactive online courses

Over 6 hours of content, including videos and guides developed by experts in safety and child care.

Certificate of completion

Receive a Sitter Train certificate of completion – a great way to show employers you are ready for the job.

AuPair Essentials 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

Have you already found a great AuPair through Dream Nannies?

Give the gift of knowledge to your AuPair

What better way to welcome your AuPair to your family than a gift certificate to complete the AuPair Essentials course before they arrive to join your family. By completing the course before they arrive, your AuPair should know what’s expected and be ready for the important job of helping your family.

Do you want to work for Dream Nannies as a Babysitter or Live-in AuPair? This is the course for you!

  • A practical preparation for taking on the very responsible role of an babysitter

  • This is the only in home child care course of it’s kind.

  • Families will expect you to have the skills and knowledge to keep kids safe and engaged under your care

  • Every paid job requires at least some training so why should the important job of looking after children be any different?

  • A great way to see if working with children is for you

  • Teaches basic life skills about looking after yourself and others

  • Stand out from the crowd as someone who is serious about the important job of looking children.

We acknowledge the generous contribution of videos and fact sheets to produce the Sitter Train courses:

Our lessons are reviewed and endorsed by industry professionals

“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.



Get started on an and Essentials course now with a 10% discount from Dream Nannies using coupon code dreamnanaupair at the checkout