AU PAIR in Australia

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Became an Au Pair in Australia with Study More Languages. You will benefit from their extensive experience and efficient support before and during your au pair experience.

As au pair you take part in a cultural exchange program. You get the opportunity to be a ‘big sister’ to the children in your Australian family and ‘live as a local’.

For the Australia au pair program you must fit the following criteria:

  • Age 19 – 30 (between January and June we organise limited placements for 18 year old applicants with extensive childcare experience and a mature attitude)
  • Eligible for Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 417 or 462)
  • Have a valid passport
  • Be unmarried and have no children
  • Be flexible, friendly and open
  • Be happy to help with childcare and light housework, usually 25-35 hours per week
  • Able to be au pair for a period of 6 months
  • Be fit and healthy; no pre-existing medical conditions
  • No criminal record
  • Have a driver’s license (between January and June we organise limited placements for non-drivers with extensive childcare experience and a mature attitude)
  • Be a non-smoker

As part of the cultural au pair experience, in exchange for helping out with childcare or nanny duties and light housework (25-35 hours), you are welcomed as a member of the family and given full board accommodation in your own room and paid pocket money.

Au Pair in Australia program

To be au pair in Australia, you need to have a valid passport and qualify for a ‘working holiday visa’. You apply before you travel. You can do this online once you are matched to your host family.

http://www.immi.gov.au/visitors/working-holiday/

  • The working holiday visa is valid for 12 months and restricts you to stay 6 months in one work place/family. We offer a 2nd placement of 6 months at no extra charge if you want to be au pair for the full 12 months. This allows you to see yet another part of Australia as part of another friendly family! (6 months duration is a visa restriction you must respect!)

As part of the cultural au pair experience, in exchange for helping out with childcare duties and light housework (25-35 hours), you are welcomed as a member of the family and given full board accommodation and pocket money.

To be au pair in Australia, you need to have a valid Working With Children’s Check (or Bluecard) before you can care for other people’s children. You must apply upon arrival and inform us of your approval number within 2 weeks of arriving.

 

You should help look after the children and do some light housework in exchange for a comfortable room, pocket money, food & drink, the chance to get a taste of the host family’s cultural and social life and improve your skills from daily conversations.

Your pocket money will be approximately $150 – 180 p/w for 25 hours; extra hours (school holidays etc. approx. $7 per hour).

You can expect 2 full days off per week and lots of time to explore and enjoy! You pay for your own flights, visa and gap year travel insurance.

Duties will vary by family, but expect the following to be part of your duties in most families. The family should prepare a detailed handbook outlining expectations.

  • Wake the children in the morning and get them ready
  • Help the children to tidy their rooms and make their beds
  • Prepare breakfast and lunch for the children + clean up dishes from meals
  • Make sure children have books and homework for school
  • Take children to/from school
  • Tasks while children are at school: shopping, light housework
  • Prepare a healthy afternoon snack
  • Assist the children with their homework, initiate and supervise play
  • Help the children with their bath routine and help get them ready for bed
  • Baby sitting

 

Most au pair families would like to see that you are keen on children and have looked after children before. Most applicants provide at least two childcare references, even if it is just from babysitting. Alternatively, you can provide one childcare and one character reference.

We place au pairs throughout Australia. You may indicate preferences but we ask you to be flexible. This will allow you to be placed quicker and with a family that really suits you; we match people rather than places! Flexible candidates will always be given priority.

  • Please complete all forms and return this as one complete profile pack (see checklist). Scan and e-mail this to us or post the pack. You can expect an initial interview with your agency and they will be checking your references.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Before we can find you a family we will require some standard documentation from you. If you would like to apply to be part of our au pair programme please contact us .

Contact an Au Pair Advisor or Call us on +358 (0) 10 583 2960

Cost and Fees

 No hidden cost:

Program fee: 175 EUR

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