Bridging the gaps is all about it. There are plenty of young and energetic individuals from the far eastern countries, Asian subcontinent, African countries and many other parts of the world, who are looking to get a job opportunity overseas. It could be students, or even some other orphans, or some other needy people that like to shoulder some responsibility to take care of their families.
Similarly, there are plenty of families in the middle and upper class segments in the urban societies in the developed countries of the west and also in the eastern territories of the globe, that are in need of service minded labourers. Both the husband and wife in the family might be completely engaged with their busy career routines all throughout the day.
Still they will have to manage their kids too. It could be hard for them to strike a balance between their personal lives and the professional needs. Hence, they will have to rely upon help or assistance from others to take good care of their babies and children in their absence. Even otherwise, there will be a lot of house chores that are to be attended in their absence in their homes.
In order to get these things done to perfection they might seek for helping Au Pair from different parts of the world for affordable perks and incentives. The range of salary that is offered to the Au Pair of this kind is not huge though. It could just be hand to mouth or even lesser if they are going to live alone in the new world where they attend these new nanny jobs.
Still, when the Au Pair are in the shelter of these families, they do not have to bother about visa, work, food and accommodation. Everything is being provided by the hiring pair, or family or even individuals at times. Hence, all the money that is being paid as salary on a weekly basis could be a good savings to be sent back to their homeland. As a matter of fact, this amount could be quite a significant amount back home in their native nations from where they come to work in these new destinations.
Baby sitting and nanny jobs are there always from quite a long time now. If the hiring pair is looking for the local help from the native people, then the costs will be way higher compared to what they spend to these foreigners. It is why they do not mind treating the Au Pair good and consider these individuals to be a part of the family members too.