It’s a Family Affair
We are excited to announce the launch of a new Au Pair Agency in Luxembourg: LuxAuPair as well as a partnership with the Service National de la Jeunesse (SNJ)
LUXEMBOURG (February 10th, 2021) – The beginning of this new year marks the official launch of LuxAuPair, an Au Pair agency based in Luxembourg. LuxAuPair was recently selected as the official partner of the National Youth Service (SNJ), an entity of Luxembourg’s Ministry of National Education, Child and Youth Affairs. LuxAuPair manages the full-cycle recruitment, matching, accreditation and facilitation for both families and Au Pairs seeking placement in Luxembourg.
More important than the mechanics of matching and paperwork, both family-owned LuxAuPair and SNJ wish to bring the Au Pair program in Luxembourg back to what it used to be – a unique opportunity to create meaningful multicultural and multilingual exchange between families and their Au Pairs.
“Being an Au Pair is so much more than just a job,” says Managing Director & Co-Founder, Stéphane Compain. “It’s immersive. It’s about enriching lives through cultural exchange. It’s every bit as much about what the family can learn from the Au Pair as it is what the Au Pair can gain from his/her experience abroad.”
With approximately 48% of its residents being foreign nationals and 170 nationalities living together, Luxembourg has one of the highest proportions of foreign residents of any European country. That percentage can be as high as 70% in urban areas. Maintaining harmony, encouraging shared experience, and celebrating diversity is core to the identity of being a Luxembourger, and something the government takes very seriously as well.
There are many Au Pairs arriving in Luxembourg each year, with each placement lasting up to a maximum of one year. LuxAuPair seeks to attract candidates from all over the world, but maintaining at the same time a geographical diversity, which will enable a better matching with the various Host Families.
“Hosting an Au Pair should be a wonderful, lifelong shared memory for the Au Pair and the family,” explains Co-Founder, Sandrine Lapointe. “Yes, it’s a benefit to have someone help with childcare, but the richness of the program comes when the children are able to learn new customs, new languages and try new foods. It’s like bringing a different part of the world into your home.”
LuxAuPair simplifies the process considerably, guarantees compliance with the regulations and thus enables a successful match between families and Au Pairs.
While the launch of LuxAuPair has been a “brand new adventure” for Stéphane Compain and Sandrine Lapointe, the foundational aspects of ensuring a smooth and comfortable expat settlement service is “very parallel” to the relocation services of their other company LuxRelo, according to Stéphane.
More information can be found on the company website, www.luxaupair.com.
Founded in 2021, LuxAuPair is an au pair agency based in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg at the heart of Europe. We are the official partner of the National Youth Service (SNJ) an entity of the Ministry of National Education, Child and Youth Affairs. Our other business entity, LuxRelo, has been one of Luxembourg’s leading relocation and immigration services provider since opening in 2016.