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Become an Au Pair

An Au pair is a young person from abroad employed by a ‘host family’ to care for their children. Au pairs provide a live-in form of childcare and provide a unique cultural and learning experience. When we think about what an Au pair offers a family, it is hard to simply label their role as ‘childcare’ or ‘kind of like a live-in nanny’ – because it is much more than a job. An Au pair joins the family to bond with the children and provide one-on-one care, love and stability.

The word ‘Au pair’ comes from the French word ‘on par’ or ‘equal to’ and with most Au pairs living with the host family for up to a year, it’s not surprising they become an integral and much loved family member.

Au Pair Duties and Responsibilities:

While your Au pair experience will have many wonderful adventures, it will be a full time work! You will be responsible for providing quality child care on a full-time basis and ensuring the children are always safe.

  • looking after the children and minding them
  • going out and playing with them
  • washing the children’s clothes and ironing them
  • preparing breakfast and light meals for them
  • accompanying them to the nursery/school or to specific activities
  • cleaning the kid’s room and keeping it tidy
  • Other specific duties as related to caring for the kids in your family

Your daily duties may differ from one family to the other according to the life style of the host family. Therefore, it is very important to talk about your exact duties prior to your placement. Have them describe to you what their daily and weekly routine looks like.

You might notice that au pairs are not responsible for heavy housework, yard-work, pet care, laundry, or meals for the entire family. However, they are also members of the family, as such you may ask them to participate in general household responsibilities that are shared among family members.

Visa

VISA ASSISTANCE

We will help you in the entire Visa application process, guide and train you for mock interviews in the embassy and much more..

family

SCREENED HOST FAMILY

Every single family has been thoroughly screened prior to registering with our partner agencies through several checks to ensure your safety whilst you are living overseas with a family..

childcare

CHILDCARE
TRAINING

You will get 32 hours valuable training in child care safety (First Aid, Child Care and Safety) and learn about adapting to life in the USA.

support

DEDICATED
SUPPORT

From the start of your application to the end of your Au Pair program we have dedicated local and international staffs to support you.

Au Pair Countries

Requirements

  • Be a non-U.S. citizen
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 26;
  • Be proficient in spoken English;
  • Be secondary school graduate, or equivalent;
  • Be in good health;
  • Pass a background investigation that includes verification of school, references, criminal record check and personality profile (psychometric test);
  • Be able to provide 3 non-family related references, of which some must be related to childcare (at least 200 documented hours of childcare experience);
  • Be personally interviewed in our office;
  • Complete a detailed application;
  • Have passion for childcare;
  • Be able to commit to a 12-month position.

Working Hours, Schedule and Benefits

  • The schedule cannot exceed 45 hours per week
  • Au pair may not work more than 10 hours on any given day
  • You will receive 1.5 days off per week and one full weekend per month (Friday evening to Monday morning)
  • You are entitled to receive two weeks of paid vacation during the first 12 months
  • Earn a minimum weekly stipend of US $195.75 (about US $10,000+ per year)
  • A study allowance of up to US$500
  • Full room and board from your host family
  • Round-trip airfare to the US
  • Travel and accident insurance during your stay
  • Local support from our dedicated team in the US
  • An entire 30 days to travel after completion of the program
  • The opportunity to extend your stay for another 6, 9, or 12 months after your first year
  • Gain valuable childcare experience
  • Study something new
  • Explore the real USA
  • Make lifelong friends
  • Organized social events and activities in your area to meet other Au pairs

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Germany offers a multifaceted culture and life-style, it is a vibrant, modern and open-minded country. In your free-time you will have plenty of opportunities to travel, do sightseeing and enjoy Germany’s world-known regions and landscapes. Germany is definitely one of Europe’s cultural gems. Just hop on the next train to your favorite destination in Germany or grab a plane to close-by European metropolis like Madrid, Rome, Vienna or Paris!

As an Au Pair you will have the unique opportunity to live and work in Germany with one of our friendly and carefully selected German host families. In the course of your Au pair year in Germany you will be able to expand your knowledge about the German way of life and you will experience Germany’s exceptional culture hands-on. In no time you’ll improve your German language skills and will be able to communicate fluently while caring for children at the same time.

Requirements:

  • You should be between the ages of 18 and 26
  • Have acquired the basic German Language A1 Certificate
  • You should have a High School Diploma or equivalent
  • You should be single, unmarried and should have no children of your own
  • Be able to provide 3 non-family related references, of which some must be related to childcare
  • You should physically and mentally be capable of performing the tasks of an Au Pair
  • You should be ready to work in Germany for 6-12 months
  • You should have some experience with children, like having watched your neighbors’ kids or having completed a caregiver’s course etc
  • NBI Clearance and Police Report
  • Medical Certificate

Working Hours, Schedule and Benefits:

  • Earn a monthly stipend of 260€  PLUS  an additional 90€ educational allowance to use for attending a German language course (This adds up to 350€ a month)
  • Full room and board from your host family
  • Access to transportation (either monthly pass for local public transportation or a car)
  • All-inclusive comprehensive insurance package for the entire length of the program, including health, accident and third party liability insurance
  • Receive 2 paid vacation days per month, equaling approx. 2 weeks for a 6 month stay and approx. 4 weeks for a 12 months commitment
  • Minimum of 1.5 free days per week and 1 completely free weekend per month
  • Your working hours (maximum of 6 hours per day and 30 hours per week) are established by German law for your protection

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France is one of the oldest nations on Earth and the most ethnically diverse country in Europe. These deep and broad influences have made France a world leader throughout history in nearly all aspects of culture, including cuisine, wine-making, politics, philosophy, music, art, film, fashion, literature, and sports. France remains the world’s number one tourist destination, and by and large it remains one of the safer places in the world to visit. The largest country in Western Europe, France is enjoyed and well-known for its cuisine and wines. It is easy to say that French people love to cook and love their food. Meals in France are joyous, long events with families drawn close together for conversation. French cooking is thought to be the best in the world.

Requirements:

  • You should be between the ages of 18 and 28
  • Have basic skills in French
  • You should have a High School Diploma or equivalent
  • You should be single, unmarried and should have no children of your own
  • Be able to provide 3 non-family related references, of which some must be related to childcare
  • You should physically and mentally be capable of performing the tasks of an Au Pair
  • You should be ready to work in France for 6-12 months
  • You should have some experience with children, like having watched your neighbors’ kids or having completed a caregiver’s course etc
  • NBI Clearance and Police Report
  • Medical Certificate

Working Hours, Schedule and Benefits

  • Own private furnished bedroom, all meals provided, live-in with your host family
  • Help your host family for 30 hours per week with childcare, light housework
  • Earn weekly pocket money 80-100 Euro.
  • 1 ½ – 2 days free time per week (usually weekends)
  • Support 24 – 7 from your dedicated local support expert in France throughout your placement, and from SSAYEI
  • Medical and Accident insurance
  • A metro pass

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The kingdom of ‘The Netherlands’, also known as ‘Holland’ is a delta country in Western Europe where over 17 million people speak the ‘Dutch’ language. Holland is often associated with wooden shoes, tulips and windmills but offers a lot more than these historic icons. The Dutch are active worldwide in providing creative and sustainable solutions for global challenges related to water, food, energy, health, environment, and security. It appears to be a perfect destination for Au Pairs for very different reasons; people do not only come to Holland to admire the tulips, the mills, the cheese, the cows, canals, museums, Dutch villages and the wooden shoes. Au Pairs also choose Holland because Dutch people attach much value to family life and they have active social lives. Dutch people are friendly, open-minded and interested in people from all over the world.

Requirements:

  • Females aged between 18 and 30 years
  • Be able to ride a bicycle
  • Valid driver’s license not a must but an advantage
  • Minimum of High school Diploma
  • Passion and love for children
  • Minimum 2 childcare references from non-relatives – extensive childcare experience
  • Experience with children under 2 years is preferred, as least 200 hours
  • Single with no dependents, never married or divorced
  • Good attitude
  • Fit & Healthy – no medical conditions
  • Police Clearance and NBI
  • A Commitment for 12 months

Working Hours, Schedule and Benefits:

  • Furnished bedroom in host families home
  • €300 – €340 (Euro) in pocket money per month
  • 2 weeks’ paid vacation if you stay for the full year
  • 2 days in week off per month
  • Explore and enjoy Holland card
  • Paid language course
  • Welcome package with Au pair list, manual and invitations
  • Monthly Au pair activities
  • Full health, accident and travel insurance
  • Full support through year
  • A unique opportunity to live abroad affordably, make new friends and experience new adventures!

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