Au pairing in Ireland is a thriving industry. Despite the growing numbers of families using au pairs, accurate data on au pairing is extremely limited and little is understood or documented about the experiences of au pairs. The findings of an MRCI report point to the systemic abuse of the concept of au pairing. Au pairs are being used as a cheap form of childcare, which also highlights the lack of regulation of the industry. If you are working as an an au pair and are in need of advice or support, please contact us.