Do you want to be an Au Pair? Fill out the form and read “what you have to do before leaving” !
Do you enjoy working with children?
Do you like traveling?
Are you ready to get involved?
BEING AU PAIR IS THE PERFECT EXPERIENCE FOR YOU!
Being an Au-pair means being a guest of a family taking care of their children.
Thanks to this fantastic experience, Au-pairs will acquire a better self-awareness, improve their language skills and will be immersed in the life and culture of the country they decide to go to.
AuPair application form
HOW TO BECOME AU-PAIR
To participate in the au pair program, applicants must: go to a designated agency, such as Celtic ChildCare Meet a number of minimum requirements Adhere to the regulations of the country you are traveling to and the agency rules When these requirements are met and applicants are matched with a host family, Celtic ChildCare will provide you with the official documents needed to apply for a visa at an embassy or consulate in your country.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR CHILDREN
The Au-pairs will carry out activities related to the care of the children of the host family and possible light housework such as: Manage daily routines (morning and breakfast, dinner, bedtime) Involve children in different activities (sports, games, homework …) Cooking meals and cleaning up the kitchen Driving and / or Driving children to school and afternoon activities Help with homework Take care of the children’s laundry Take the children out for outdoor activities Teach children about their own culture and country. The Au Pair’s responsibility is limited to looking after the children and the duties related to them and therefore is not responsible for heavy housework, dog-sittering, gardening, etc. As a member of the family, the au pair must still contribute to the orderly and clean maintenance of the house, but in the same way as the other family members.
What do you need to do before you leave?
To discover the world is a wonderful experience. We can help you live this dream, give us that opportunity, that’s all we ask of you.
1. INTRODUCE YOURSELF
Write a letter to the family (in their language) and introduce yourself. Talk about who you are, your family, your hobbies and interests, your studies and your experience with children.
You can choose to use this letter to include all of the information you think is necessary to tell your future host family.
2. GET TWO REFERENCES
You will need to obtain two verifiable written references, and at least one of the two must relate to your experience with children.
Furthermore, your references must be written by two different people along with their contact details. The letters must be written in English or the language of the chosen country or translated from Italian into English.
3. SUBMIT/ SEND YOUR DOCUMENTS
Send us a copy of all the required documents by either email, fax or post (we have provided a list of all the documents we need from you at the side of the page).
We do need colour scans and photographs. If you do not have the facilities available to you at home, please find a place where this option is available (this is a necessary requirement).
4. PACK YOUR BAGS
As soon as we have received all your details and your application is complete, we immediately look for a suitable family to place you in. The families through our agency are referenced and have been carefully selected by oversea agents. This allows us to do all that is possible to ensure they are suitable profile matches.
Once aligned with your selected family, you will receive their presentation and we will contact you for an interview. Via Skype® you are about to converse with the family, discovering the city and all the services it has to offer, all you need to do is sign the contract and book your flight!
Au pair application form
We will have sent this to you- it will be used alongside your letter for your profile.
We will have sent you an application form with regards to your health.
Help fill in the gaps on the form we sent you – we need two.
The family would like to see and speak to you before they decide to host you. Compile a mini photo collage of you with children, your family and taking part in interesting hobbies etc.
It must be in good condition, intact and valid for travelling abroad. If it doesn’t meet these requirements you will need to acquire a new one.
Certificate of good mental and physical health
We want to make sure that you are fit to travel and that you will not put yourself and others at risk. You can get this certification from your local doctor.
Disclosure and barring service (DSB/CRB) check
This can be obtained from court houses and or police. This is a document that tells us that you have not been in any trouble with the authorities.
This proves to us that it is valid and can be used abroad.
Your passport is required piece of ID if you choose to travel outside of the EU. It is also a valid piece of identification if you lose your ID card.
Qualifications / Degree information
The families are always interested in your studies and we are happy to see what you’ve studied and what you have achieved.
Like with your qualifications, the families are happy to receive a copy of your CV.