UNUSED Au Pairs

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Typically au pairs are experienced or qualified childcare providers and range in age from 18 years old up to retirement. The amount paid and benefits received as an au pair vary depending on the family that you work for. An au pair can either live with the host family, or use their own accommodation and work on a part time basis. They generally assist parents in taking care of their children’s needs and requirements. Below is a short list (not exhaustive) of what some of the responsibilities are: Being an au pair takes up quite a bit of time and there are times where it can get quite emotional too. You build up a relationship with the child and the family and often the reward is not only the salary, but it is also about the long lasting friendship, love and happiness that the child and the family bring to your life.

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Live in au pair

  • Preparing the children for school in the morning
  • Lifting to and from school in the morning / afternoon
  • Help them with homework
  • Preparing meals
  • Keeping them stimulated and entertained
  • Organising play dates with their friends
  • Lifts to outings to the park or movies or other events
  • Encouraging / helping the children to keep their space neat and tidy
  • Building a strong bond and relationship with the children
  • Mentor the children
  • Sometimes doing ad hoc errands for the parents
  • Babysitting in the evening

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Part time au pair

  • Fetching the children from school/extra-mural activities in the afternoon
  • Help them with homework
  • Organising play dates with their friends
  • Lifts to outings to the park or movies or other events
  • Keeping them stimulated and entertained
  • Encouraging the children to keep their space neat and tidy
  • Building a strong bond and relationship with the children
  • Mentor the children
  • Babysitting in the evening

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MINIMUM Requirements:

  • A warm loving heart
  • 1 or more year’s child care experience with contactable references
  • A reliable and child safe vehicle (with seatbelts in each seat)
  • A valid Identity document (ID)
  • A valid South African driver’s license
  • A Matric or Grade 12 equivalent pass
  • NO criminal record
  • We also require a First Aid Certificate which you can obtain from the National First Aid Academy

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  1. Fill in the application form online
  2. If you meet our criteria, we will invite you for an interview
  3. If we feel that you are a good candidate, we will ask you to fill in a more detailed questionnaire about your availability and other important questions
  4. We match you up with a compatible family
  5. The family will then interview you
  6. You start au pairing!

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