Hello, I am a Westchester Mom that has worked for 5+ years placing au pairs in the homes of caring families all over the country. The cost to host an au pair is WELL under the national average and in Westchester it is less than half the cost. An au pair can be male or female between 18-26. They do a wonderful job of integrating culture and language into their job each day. Call me or email me for details on hosting for a year or two!