Do you have an interest in living in another country and learning their language?
Do you want to explore the world and meet new cultures?
Are you aged 17-27, single with no dependants?
Have some basic childcare experience?
Becoming an Au Pair will give you the opportunity to improve your level of English whilst living in a cultural exchange as part of a host family.
We place both males and females – short and long term.
As an Au Pair you will work around 25-30 hours per week plus babysit one or two evenings per week.
Au Pairs help with childcare including taking the children to and from school, after school care etc and will also help with light household chores including vacuuming, ironing, washing up and simple cooking.
You will have your own room and full board plus 2 full days free with additional time for studies.
You will receive pocket money of around £75-90.00 per week (or the equivalent for placements in Europe).
You also have the opportunity to attend a language course. These are generally available at the local college although there may be specific language schools in your area.
An Au Pair Plus works between 30-35 hours and earns upwards of £95.00 per week (or the equivalent for placements in Europe).
As an Au Pair from a country that is a full member of the EC, you are permitted to take employment in the UK and Europe.
See below for the full list of full members of the EC Countries:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Greece, Netherlands, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden.
As a Non EC National Au Pair you are only permitted to work for 25 hours per week with two full days free. Pocket money should be £70.00 per week.
See below for the list of Non EC Nationals:
Andorra, Bosnia-Herzogovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Malta, San Morino, Slovenia and Switzerland.
We can also accept American applicants for placements in Europe. All other nationalities should contact us before applying to ensure they are eligible for the Au Pair programme.
In order to apply we require the following information from you:
‘Dear family’ letter. This should give details on your family, education, hobbies, employment, childcare experience, why you wish to be an Au Pair’ etc.
A minimum of 2 references – at least one should be childcare.
A medical certificate.
Photographs (passport sized and any others with friends, family, children, pets etc).
Police record check form.
You may email these directly to us at: email@example.com
‘If you experience any problems completing the forms please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org‘