People looking for au pairs, or
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|SHORT SUMMARY OF THE EUROPEAN AGREEMENT ON AU PAIR PLACEMENT|
|Receive full board & housing from the employing family and occupy a separate room.|
|Be given adequate time to attend language courses.|
|Have at least one full free day per week, of which not less than one such free day in every month has to be a Sunday. I addition an Au pair has to be give the opportunity to take part in organized religious observance.|
|Receive a sum of money, as pocket money*) (not a salary). The amount of, and the intervals at which it is paid, is to be determined by the agreement signed by the family and the Au pair.|
. IIn some European Countries, this is strictly enforcedn others, the situation is more relaxed and accordingly, au pairs are more often exploited in these places. Especially, the hours and the amount of "pocket money" are often items of dispute.
|WHAT THE AU PAIR IS EXPECTED TO DO IN RETURN:|
|Work about 5 hours per day (maximum of 30 hours per week), looking after children and doing light housework. Au pairs are not salaried cleaning and house staff! It is important that details like working hours, days off, duties etc. are included in any agreement between the family and the Au pair.|
|Babysit in the evening, but not more then twice a week.|
*) 'Pocket money' rates are currently (Jan 2010) around £250/500Euro/700 SFR per month, though amounts may vary. Often the family also pays for the language school, but this is voluntary!
|No such restrictions apply to Mother's Help or Nanny positions, since, unlike an Au Pair position in some countries, they are governed by standard employment legislation. Mother's Help and Nannies require in most countries to have formal training in this field. Accepting a Mother's help position is not a means of circumventing the age restrictions for au-pairs.|
This Site offers Job Seekers the possibility to advertise. It is aimed at Au Pair's, Mother's Helpers and Nannies. In addition, families looking for Au Pairs, Mother's Helpers or Nannies can also put their classified advertisement on these pages.
country has its Visa regulations. Though Britain, France,
Spain, and Germany accept Au Pairs from all EU (European
Union) states, plus a range of other European countries,
without a Visa. Some countries, such as Britain,
will only accept Au Pairs from a limited number of
countries**). Australia, Canada, and the United States
have special regulations about Au Pairs, and it is
essential, that a prospective applicant works either
through a reputable Au Pair Agency or obtains information
from the respective Embassy.
If you are not from the EU, check with your au pair agency first, as you might need to apply for a special visa before leaving your country. Do not travel to a country in the hope of finding an Au Pair position on the spot. You risk being deported as an illegal immigrant!
**) Britain and a few other EU countries only accept Au pairs from a limited range of countries:
Nationals of other countries can come to the United Kingdom as NANNIES or MOTHER'S HELPS. These posts involve standard working hours, more responsibilities and usually some formal childcare experience/training. If you are interested in these type of posts, advertise in these pages or apply directly to agencies.
To find a position, you can advertise in these pages and/or contact one of the known specialist Au Pair agencies. For a few selected countries, some of them are listed in these pages. Click here for more information on Au Pair Agencies.
you can have your details listed against
a small fee for 120 days in these pages. You
do not have to list your address, an email
address will be sufficient until you decide that
an inquiry is genuine and that you want to reply
to the person inquiring. To see details about our
listings and the costs, please click here.
You can also have a listing on our pages and, in addition, have us list your details with a number of specialist Au Pair agencies. Please click here, for that option.
You should note thatt we will not obtain visas for Au pair positions and all agreements are solely between you and the person looking for an Au pair.
To select the advertising option, click here.
If you would like to have a pre selection process for candidates, you can choose the option of advertising on these pages and submission of your requirement to five specialist Au Pair Agencies, selected by us. Any fee's charged for a successful search by the agencies are to be agreed on and settled between you and the agency and will not involve the operators of this site. The payment to this site is solely for the advertisement on this site and the submission to five agencies. You will obviously be informed where your request has been submitted.
To select the advertising and submission option, click here.
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