NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

IAPA actively encourages the formation of National Au Pair Associations.The following national association are NGO members of IAPA:

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Cultural Au Pair Association of Australia
The Cultural Au Pair Association of Australia (CAPAA) was formed in 2012 to further the benefits of Au Pair cultural exchange in Australia. Our agency-based association is active in setting standards for the Australian industry and promoting the Au pair experience as a rewarding childcare option and cultural experience for their family. CAPAA members are located throughout Australia. Each member is required to adhere to the Assocation’s strict standards. By choosing a CAPAA member, a family may feel reassured that they will be working with an agency who has agreed to deliver a programme that will meet the CAPAA standards.
www.capaa.com.au
Colombia
Asociación Colombiana de Agencias de Au Pair (ASCAAP)
Asociación Colombiana de Agencias de Au Pair (ASCAAP) was created in 2009 with the guidance of the IAPA Executive Board. The motivation of our Association is to regularize and protect the outbound market in Colombia and to improve the quality of our agencies and applicants worldwide.
 

China
China Au Pair Association (CAPA)
China Au Pair Association (CAPA) was founded early 2011 by existing Chinese agency members of IAPA, it is a non-profit and non-governmental organization and its goal is to increase the awareness of the au pair program in China and to follow the international practice to establish the guideline for the Chinese au pair industry. In order to increase the regularity and professionalism of working practices at CAPA, all the members will follow IAPA’s Code of Conduct which signifies competence, fair dealing and high integrity, and will protect the au pairs’ and the host families’ rights. Moreover CAPA has implemented specific and additional criteria according to local standards, therefore CAPA members act according to transparent high standards and make a difference in the local Chinese au pair market. All the CAPA members are strictly selected and the general election is held every two years.
 

France
Union Francaise des Agences Au Pair (UFAAP)
Union Francaise des Agences Au Pair (UFAAP) was established in 2000. Our national association has 14 members and is the only official union in France specialized in au pair placements both inbound and outbound. Our agencies are renowned for their reliability, seriousness, quality of selected families, suitable students and screening of both parties. Our goal is to set up quality standards, rules and regulations in the au pair placements. At the moment, we are collaborating with our government officials to get a national agreement that would make au pair placements official as a cultural exchange.
www.ufaap.org
 
Germany
Au-Pair-Society e.V
Au-Pair-Society e.V is a non-profit national organization founded in 2000 and is proud to be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Our member agencies (nearing 50) abide to high-quality standards that have been recently revised according to ECAPS guidelines and are applicable for both inbound and outbound placements. The Society gives advice, supports networking among members and provides a lobbying body to improve, support and protect this cultural exchange program. The Au-Pair-Society e.V. is an acknowledged association, accredited by the German Bundestag.
www.apsev.de
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Ireland
Irish National Au Pair Association (INAPA)
Irish National Au Pair Association (INAPA), the Irish National Au Pair Association is an affiliate of IAPA, the International Au Pair Association. This website includes a list of INAPA members and the standards you should expect from members of INAPA. INAPA aim to achieve high standards in the Au Pair industry in Ireland, both for families taking au pairs and the au pairs themselves, promote agencies that comply with these standards and to represent the Au Pair industry in Ireland.
www.inapa.info
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Italy
Associazione Nazionale Italiana Alla Pari (ANIAP)
Associazione Nazionale Italiana Alla Pari (ANIAP) was established in November 2013 as the Italian National Au Pair Association. The goal of the association is to help young people who want to become au pairs and families who want to become host families.
ANIAP is the first Italian institution ever to have taken part in the meeting of ECAPS European Committee for Au Pair Standards, in Berlin 6 to 7 November 2013.
aniap.org

Netherlands
Branch Organization Netherlands Au Pair Agencies(BONAPA)
Branch Organization Netherlands Au Pair Agencies(BONAPA) is the brand new Dutch Au Pair Association which was recently established in 2012 in order to be better prepared for the arrival of the new Dutch immigration law MoMi. BONAPA is an independent and non-commercial branch organization which sets high standards for both its members and for the au pair branch in The Netherlands in general. With more than 35 au pair agencies in the country, a BONAPA membership is an essential membership that sets our members aside and allows overseas partners, families, au pairs and government organizations to recognize true excellence and reliability within the Dutch au pair business.
www.bonapa.nl
Peru
Asociación Peruana de Agnecias Au Pair (APAAP)
Asociación Peruana de Agnecias Au Pair (APAAP) is a non-profit organization currently being established by leading au pair agencies in Peru. Our goal is to promote and protect the au pair programme both at home and abroad whilst ensuring mutual understanding, cooperation and respect among our members.
Spain
Asociación Española del Programa Aupair (AEPA)
Asociación Española del Programa Aupair (AEPA) is a not for-profit organisation, whose aim is to promote quality and professionalism among the Spanish firms involved in the au pair business and defend the interests of families and au pairs.
www.aepaweb.es

United Kingdom

The British Au Pair Agencies Association (BAPAA)
The British Au Pair Agencies Association (BAPAA) is the only recognised trade organisation for the au pair industry in Britain. The purpose of the non-commercial association is to set standards and protect the au pair experience as a rewarding cultural exchange programme. Members meet business and ethical standards and abide by BAPAA’s code of conduct, showing competence, fair dealing and high integrity.
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