The majority of our host families are dual-parent families with two to four children who are from 6 months to 10 years of age. The families come from all around Iceland, Reykjavik city, towns and farms around the country. Host families can have a lot of different reasons for opening up their home to an au pair. Usually, both parents work full-time and therefore want to have a reliable person who will take care of their children. Some families also have the desire to expose their children to another culture and language; therefore, they invite an international au pair to live with their family.