Au Pair programme in Great Britain and Ireland

Au Pair in Great Britain and Ireland 280 €

– EEC applicants only

Required conditions to apply as an au pair in Great Britain and Ireland

  • Be between the age of 18 and 27 for Great Britain and 18 and 30 for Ireland
  • Be independent, resourceful and have a real love for children
  • Be experienced with children and prove it with childcare related recommendations. We will accept any kind of childcare related experience except care of brothers and sisters.

The area where you can be placed:
We work in close partnership with our local coordinators that are located in the following areas:
Ireland : main areas are Galway, Dublin and Cork counties
Great Britain : Scotland, counties around London, London, Brighton, Cambridge and Oxford areas.
If you wish to be placed in another area than those quoted above, please do not hesitate to ask as we work throughout the UK and Ireland

Working conditions:

Ireland Great Britain
Number of hours per week au pair: 30 hours
au pair plus: 32 to 45 hours
au pair: 25 hours
au pair plus: 30/ 35 hours
Mother’s help: 36/ 45 hours
babysitting/week 2 evenings 2 evenings
Days off/ week 2 2
Pocket money au pair: 90€/week minimum
au pair plus: 100€/ week minimum
au pair: 60£/week minimum
au pair +: 77£/week to £80/ week minimum
Mother’s help: 90£/ week to £140/ week
Responsabilities The au pair cares for the children and light house chores : taking to school, homework, meals, bath, activities, tidying up, hoovering ironing etc… The au pair must be flexible as all the families are not the same and duties asked will vary from one family to another. The au pair cares for the children and light house chores: taking to school, homework, meals, bath, activities, tidying up, hoovering ironing etc… The au pair must be flexible as all the families are not the same and duties asked will vary from one family to another.
Duration of placement Summer : 2 months minimum, rest of year 6 months minimum Summer : 2 months minimum, rest of year 6 months minimum
Age required 18 to 30 18 to 27
Approximate costs for English lessons 160 to 180 euros per month (4 to 6 hours per week) £250 / 10 weeks (4 to 6 hours per week)
Holidays 1 week every 6 months 1 week every 6 months

What we offer you :

The steps within our office to process your application :

We check all your documents and references.

We translate from French into English the documents that need to be translated. For the other languages into English, please enclose a translation thank you.

We call you for a short interview (30 minutes) in order to get a more specific comprehension of your profile.

We send your vetted application to our partner who will introduce your application to the prospective families that are most likely to match most of your criteria.

Once a family has shown interest in your application, the partner agent will send us all the details and we will contact you to introduce the family details to you only if we feel the conditions offered are suitable for you.

The family calls you.

If each party accepts each other then we send you all the information by e-mail or post together with a confirmation letter and a booklet to read before departure.

If you feel unhappy about the suggested family then we will continue searching a new one for you.

You will need to send us the details of your travel arrangements so that we confirm with both agent and family date/time and place of arrival.

What is offered once you get to your host family

In country support.

As soon as the coordinator has been informed of your arrival he will make sure the family meets you.

The coordinator will call you to see if you have settled well.

The coordinator is always there for you, do not hesitate to call him if need be.

In case you feel unhappy with the family, the coordinator will help you sort out the situation and as a last resort offer you another family.

Other au pair contact details are given to you so that you can meet up and socialise as soon as you arrive.

To apply you need :

  • To fill in the application form
  • To provide at least 2 childcare references, 1 character reference, 1 parent reference  and self assessment form (forms supplied)
  • 1 passport photograph to attach to application form
  • 1 medical certificate (form supplied)
  • A dear family letter
  • 1 criminal record check
  • A photo album (2 A4 sheets please, no more)
  • Your fees : 280 euros payable as follows :
  1. either by bank transfer to our account (please ask for our bank details)
  2. either by euro cheque
  3. either by International Postal order (dont forget to enclose with your application the voucher for our attention)
  4. or by foreign cheque (please add up 20€ for bank fees as they charge us for processing foreign cheques). Please make sure exchange rate is accurate and totalise 300€.

Refund policy

Cancellation up to 60 days before departure : refund of 190 euros

Cancellation 30 to 59 days before departure: refund of 95 euros

Cancellation between 29 days and departure date : no refund

Remboursement de la totalité des frais de placement si aucun poste au pair vous 190 euros will be refunded if no family has been found 2 days before departure date unless you want us to continue our search for a family.

No refund is made if the au pair returns home earlier for any reason whatsoever.

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