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Do you have experience looking after children? Do you love working with kids? Why not work as an au pair while you travel around Australia?

Au pair is a French term which means “on a par” or “equal to”. As an au pair, you would be an equal member of your host family. The idea originated in Europe, to allow young people to study and work part time with the aim to learn the language, culture and customs of a host country. These days au pairs can work full time with a family, with the main aim being for cultural exchange.

You’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in Australian culture, after all you will be living with an Aussie family.  You will get days off to yourself to enjoy all there is to offer in Australia as well as receiving exclusive member discounts for travel and local attractions.

Au pair agreements vary from family to family – you can be working between 20 – 40 hours per week. Any extra hours completed can be rewarded with more time off or more pay. You would usually be working Monday to Friday with weekends off. You will receive pocket money between $200 – $350 per week depending on hours worked.

As an au pair you will receive, as a minimum, a room, meals and weekly pocket money.

Requirements For Host Families

All of our host families must meet the following standards:

  • Your own furnished bedroom
  • Full board – 3 meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Access to the internet
  • Two days off per week

Requirements For Au Pair

To be considered as an au pair you will require the following:

  • Police check
  • Drivers licence
  • Medical check
  • First aid qualified
  • Experience caring for children
  • Pass our online training course
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