AU PAIR IN FINLAND

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Through the Study More Languages Program, every Au Pair is welcomed to Finland as a member of a Finnish family. Au Pairs can explore the exciting culture of Finland while enjoying the warmth and security of a stable, secure family life. Au Pairs are placed throughout Finland in cities, towns and rural areas.

 age 18 – 30
 have some child care experience
 be happy to help with childcare and light housework, usually 25 – 30 hours per week
 be unmarried and have no children
 be a non-smoker
 no criminal record
 be fit and healthy
 conversational English level

 The Au Pair will live with a carefully screened host family
 Every consideration will be given to the Au Pair’s preferences concerning ages of children     and special requests.
 Pocket money, minimum of 280€/month (normally 70-80€/week).
 Private room and full board
 Au Pairs will have access to an emergency phone number.
 Possibility to take language course (Finnish, Swedish or English) – paid by the family
 Accidental insurance
 1 week paid holiday after each 6 months

 

 The au pair will provide approximately 25 to 30 hours of childcare and childcare related housekeeping for the host family.
 As a member of the family, the au pair will be expected to share in the usual household chores along with other family members.
 The au pair is to be of assistance to the host family and in every way try to fulfil the duties expected. Collaborating agencies will be available to assist both parties, and will assist to resolve any disputes as to appropriate expectations.
 Au Pairs are responsible for any personal expenses incurred while living in the home of the host family. This would include telephone bills, etc.

 The host family will accept the au pair as a member of the family

 The host family will provide the au pair with a private room and full board, as well as pocket money throughout his or her stay.

 Arrange time for the au pair to attend language classes and participate in cultural opportunities.

Host families accepted by Study More Languages are thoroughly screened to ensure a safe, comfortable home for every au pair. Each prospective host family must submit a lengthy application, undergo an in depth personal interview, provide solid character references, and sign a written statement agreeing to abide by the program’s guidelines.

 

 

When sending the au pair application we would like to receive the following documents:
 The Application form – in English
 Photos of au pair interacting with family/ children
 Childcare references (from family members or friends will not be accepted) – in English
 A criminal record check – in English
 A medical certificate stating the au pair is physically able to look after children – in English
 A ‘Dear family’ letter – in English

All our families have gone through a thorough screening and interviewing. We will also be in touch with the au pair during the au pair’s program in Finland.

During the matching process the family can contact the au pair by email to arrange a Skype interview. Please ensure that you have a working Skype account.

When you have agreed to take the position as an au pair in the family you will be sent the contract to sign and return.

Before arrival to Finland the au pair will receive a welcome pack to Finland which includes information about Finland and about being an au pair.

In the meantime, please like our Facebook page, open to everyone, for regular updates and tips: www.facebook.com/studymorelanguages

 

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:

Programme fee:175 EUR 

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