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Ho avuto l’opportunità di svolgere un tirocinio presso Celtic Childcare e mi sono trovata benissimo. Elizabeth è una persona fantastica, che mi ha aiutato molto e insegnato moltissime cose.
Vi consiglio tantissimo questa agenzia per poter partire e fare un’esperienza indimenticabile, in quanto è un’agenzia seria che vi aiuterà in ogni passo per partire e godervi al meglio l’esperienza da au Pair!

Veronica M.

I travelled to Italy for 3 months as an au pair. My experience had it’s ups and downs and I would like to share them with you. First off, my review of the Celtic Child Care Agency is great. They were there for me when I needed them and helped me with everything. This was my first time being an au pair and when I read the reviews when I was deciding on becoming an au pair, all experiences were great. But sometimes that isn’t the case. Not every au pair experience is amazing so that is why I would like to share mine. Throughout my experience I learned a lot. I became more independent in myself and over came many obstacles. I have never bussed or trained before in Canada, so going to live in Italy for three months, was a big change because I had to bus and train everywhere. Not only the transportation but the culture is a big change as well. I worked with two families during the three months. In my opinion, both families are very child orientated meaning that the children have the say. For example, if I asked them to do something such as writing something in English (I was there to teach them English), and if they didn’t want to do it, they would call their mom and their mom would say they don’t have to do it. Another example is their mom told me their schedule for July, and they had to be home for 2pm for lunch. The girls wanted to stay at the beach longer but I said no, we have to go for lunch, but we will be back after to go swimming. They would not listen to me. And they called their mom and got to stay at the beach. In my opinion, communication is key, and I had troubles in Italy trying to communicate with the parents for both families. I stayed with a family for the first month, and a different family for the last two months. The first family was accusing me of something I did not do (they were saying I was not watching the children- which they heard from peers at the park- and this was not the case). Celtic Child Care Agency got me a different family very quickly and I was thankful for that.
Another communication issue I had was for the month of July- we went to the family’s sea side. I was not told that I was not allowed to stay at the sea side on weekends which caused a huge issue because I had to leave and also transport to Turin city at my own expense which cost about 40 euros in total for one weekend- which is almost half my pay just for transportation). This is where Celtic Child Care Agency helped me a lot. I was able to stay at a place thanks to them, which I was very grateful for.
Another communication issue I had with the first family I stayed with was plans. For example, the parents would come home and say they are going out for dinner, and not invite me so I would be alone for dinner. They never left food for me so I had a hard time figuring out what I was going to eat. This happened a lot, where they would go out for dinner and not tell me until last minute.
Another issue was payment. In the month of June, I was working 6 hours a day- Monday through Friday- getting 100€. For the month of July, I worked 14 hour days, and still getting paid 100€. I asked them why I am not getting paid more and they said because I had Monday morning off and SOME Friday evenings off (only 2/5 Friday evenings off). Working that amount of hours and only getting that pay was very difficult.
Another issue I had was meals. For example, the family invited me out for ice cream and I would have to pay for my own. In my opinion, usually if someone invites you out for ice cream, they usually pay for you. Another issue was dinner. Most dinners I had frozen chicken and pasta with tomato sauce when the family would eat something different.
I am not saying my au pair experience was awful. Because I did have fun, learned a lot, and got to travel on the weekends- going to places such as Rome, Milan, Venice, cinque terre, etc. I got to meet other au pairs at hostels and made new friends. I got to spend my time at the beach at their sea side with the two girls. But there can be ups and downs and I just want people to know- looking into this- that sometimes it isn’t perfect.
Celtic Child Care Agency helped me when I needed a place to stay and when I needed to switch families. But I want to be clear that the culture is very different and sometimes the environment. It was a good experience, and like I said before, I truly learned a lot. If you are reading this and want to message me, please do! I am very open ☺️.

Jayde S.

I just finished an amazing nine weeks au pairing in Italy. Elizabeth’s help in finding me a suitable family and ensuring my compatibility and comfort was invaluable. I highly recommend going through Celtic childcare as my experience was definitely made a lot easier knowing I had their support.

Jenny M.

It was June and I decided to leave from Milan, to London like an aupair, for July and September, 2 months . I probably was in late to do this experience, but they have been able to find such a beautiful and amazing family for me .
They helped me in every question I had and were always available for me .
I really recommend this Agency and I ‘m going to live another experience like this one.
Thank you so much Miss. Elizabeth !!!

Luna B.

Mi sono affidata a Celtic childcare per questa esperienza e devo dire che è stata una scelta più che giusta! professionali e veloci, mi hanno dato la possibilità di andare in Norvegia, di aprire i miei orizzonti e di fare una cosa che volevo portare a termine da molto tempo!
Un’esperienza indimenticabile!!
consigliatissima👩‍👧‍👦🛫💞

Benedetta C.

I’ve just finished my time au pairing for 3 months in a small town in Italy and had a great time! Elizabeth was so helpful in helping me find my host family, with the visa process and being quick to reply and help with any problems that arose. She also got me in touch with other au pairs from around the area which was very helpful to meet other people. I would definitely recommend Celtic Childcare Aupairs 😁

Ashleigh J.

I have just returned home after 3 months au pairing in Bergamo, Italy. Great base to travel from, friendly atmosphere, scrumptious food and a beautiful city. Miss it greatly!! Truly an amazing experience and made so easy with the support from Elizabeth. She is very welcoming, helpful in organising everything, checking in and putting you in touch with other au pairs. Thank you!

Kim P.

Premetto che mi sono fidato ciecamente dell’ agenzia perché questa esperienza è nata tanto per caso quanto per curiosità. Ma dopo 4 mesi che sono in Germania posso dire che la rifarei volentieri, anche se sono solo all’ “inizio”.
La mediazione da parte dell’ Agenzia è stata ed è tutt’ora fondamentale, per qualsiasi piccolezza la direttrice ha un consiglio o una risposta. Il progetto è valido soprattutto perché sei seguito e supportato, non oso immaginare come sia intraprendere un’ avventura simile senza un qualche supporto. Consiglio vivamente a tutti di fare un’ esperienza così, in grado di cambiarti in meglio come persona, ma soprattutto di aprire ulteriormente la tua mentalità.
Ho già detto che ve la consiglio? 😊

Alessandro D.

I had the opportunity to do an internship at Celtic Childcare aupairs’ office in Turin. Elizabeth, the owner, is a really caring person. She does her work with seriousness and she is always available for any problem and clarification. I definitely can say that aupairs and families can trust this agency.

Chiara C.

This past summer, I spent 3 incredible months au pairing in Torino, Italy. The family, the city and the culture were beyond lovely and I miss all of it so dearly. Elizabeth was very kind, considerate and she made it easy for me to get in touch with other au pairs. This experience was nothing but positive and I am so thankful for all the support I got, in order to make me feel welcome and at home. Thanks again for everything!

Rose S.

La Celtic Child Care ed Elizabeth, la titolare, hanno un posto speciale nel mio cuore perche’ mi hanno permesso di fare una sicura e rivoluzionaria esperienza all’estero prima come ragazza alla pari, e poi come cittadina italiana residente all’Estero. In particolare, sono loro molto riconoscente per due ragioni: a) all’inizio, mi hanno aiutato quando non conoscevo nessuno; b) a distanza di anni, Elizabeth e’ stata in grado di supportare la mia candidatura per un posto di lavoro al quale tenevo molto grazie ai suoi archivi e alla indiscussa professionalita’ che la contraddistingue da sempre. Penso che nessun sito internet offra un simile servizio. Agenzia Altamente Consigliata

Carmen C.

I used to work as an aupair for 6 months!
It was one of the best expirience in my life and for that I want to say thank you to Elizabhet for gave to me the possibilities to do that!
Celtic childcare is a very professional agency and I can advice for leave your country and make a nice expirience!

Daniele P.

This summer I got the opportunity to teach English in 🇮🇹to these three wonderful children. This was a life time experience that I will always hold close to my heart. Throughout this journey, I realized that I am on the right path in building my career👩‍🏫🍎📚
Thank you Giovanni, Maria Laura and Vittorio for a wonderful summer! I will miss you so much💙❤️💛

Rosie R.

Turin, Italy is now one of my favorite cities. I worked as a live out tutor/babysitter and it was so easy to find clients because Celtic Childcare gave me so many connections. All the families were very pleasant and I learned a lot about Italian culture from being with them. So grateful for the help of Celtic Childcare.

Emily B.

Scrivo per ringaziarti della bellissima esperienza che anche grazie a te e alla tua agenzia ho vissuto. Sono tornata ieri dopo due mesi che mi hanno dato tanto a livello linguistico e anche umano…conoscendo una famiglia meravigliosa che mi ha trattato come una figlia, una sorella e ampliando il mio vocabolario, ampliando la mia conoscenza di inglese. Grazie davvero perché hai reso possibile il tutto.”

Anna T.

Ciao Thank you for everything. Valentina and the kids have welcomed me with open arms and the kids are so easy to love. Im enjoying the weather, kids, beach, and hospitality valentina bestows on me. Grazie.”

Jessica V.

Buongiorno Elizabeth!
Che dire, ricordo ogni singolo momento trascorso quest estate con gioia. Sono stati solo due mesi ma che mi hanno lasciato tanto davvero.

Annie

Ciao Elizabeth, l’esperienza in Irlanda è andata molto bene, grazie per avermi aiutata, sono a tua disposizione, se vuoi chiamami.

Roberta

L’esperienza in Inghilterra è andata benissimo tanto che ho trovato un’altra famiglia da cui lavorare da gennaio fino a luglio 🙂 A presto,

Asya

Sono in Italia fino al 2 gennaio, sono assolutamente disponibile riguardo a farti partecipe della mia fantastica esperienza. Rimango a disposizione e colgo l’occasione per augurarti buone Feste!

Erika

La mia esperienza è stata fantastica, la ripeterei domani Le dico la verità! Mi farebbe molto piacere parlarne con Lei. Un caro saluto, 

Raissa

Ciao Elizabeth , sto davvero bene sono stata fortunata con la famiglia sono davvero disponibili e pazienti e a gennaio inizio i corsi di inglese!!!

Francesca V.

Sto molto bene grazie! La famiglia è molto disponibile e gentile! E anche mi trovo bene a scuola! Se vuoi possiamo parlare della Mia esperienza qui, per email!

Andrea Z.

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