AU PAIR

USA

This is a program of a life time, that allows you to experience the real United States of America while living with a host family and caring for their children. You will take part in the day-to-day routine of your host family and experience what it’s like to live in the USA. You will become part of the family and get to share your culture and customs with the family, while embracing theirs. Ready to start your adventure?
 
 
Please note: programme applications are open for 2018

Au Pair USA Info & Sign Up Session

Come join us at our FREE information sessions. The perfect opportunity to find out how you can live the dream in America. The session will be hosted by our Au Pair USA experts. 
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Why Au Pair USA

Au paring overseas is the perfect way for those who love working with children to travel the world. Participating in one of our Working Holidays au pair programme means that you become part of our global au pair family, you get to travel and experience life in another country while working, earning good money and creating lifelong friendships and priceless memories. Along with living with a host family and caring for their children, you will take part in the day to day routine of your host family and sharing your culture and customs with the family while embracing theirs. This is a programme of a lifetime!

CAN YOU APPLY?

Requirements for hopeful Au Pairs:
  • Between the ages of 18 and 26 yrs
  • Completed matric
  • Fluent in English
  • Valid driver’s licence
  • Enjoys working with children
  • Min. of 200 hours, non-family, child care experience 
  • No criminal record
  • Can commit to 12 months in America
  • Have no dependents 
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ADDITIONAL QUALITIES THAT WILL ASSIST WITH PLACEMENT

  • Experience with Infants
  • Open minded towards difference religions, race and gender of the host families
  • Open to caring for multiple children
  • Additional skills (Eg: Music, Sports, Academic etc)
  • Additional child development courses (Eg: First Aid, special needs, nursing etc)
  • Having previously lived overseas, or on your own.
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HOST FAMILY

We know how important it is for you to find the right family that is compatible with you and matches your needs. Keep in mind, all host families are different, but most are busy, professional parents that need someone to assist with caring for their little ones, to engage with them and to keep them happy and safe. They are looking for a young, vibrant person who loves looking after children, who is reliable, mature, honest, enthusiastic and open minded. Your host family will provide you with your own room, meals, access to transport (this is not always a given) A USD 500 study allowance and a minimum of USD 195.00 weekly pocket money. In return you will look after their adorable children, providing entertaining, educational and responsible care.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE

  • There is no need to be afraid about this new adventure that you are about to embark on, as you will have a Community Administrator that will be there for you.
  • A Community Administrator is there to support and advise you & your family throughout your stay.
  • They will guide you through any challenges and also coordinate and set up social outings with all Au Pairs in the area, to get to know each other.
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WHERE YOU WILL BE LIVING:

Families are located throughout the USA’s 50 states, so you could find yourself spending a year in the amazing big apple, New York City, beautiful Washington DC, sleepy Seattle or cowboy crazy Texas. 

A TYPICAL DAY OF RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Waking the children and getting them ready for the day (Bathing and Dressing)
  • Preparing the children’s meals, cleaning and washing up after them (Dishes, Clothes etc)
  • Driving them to and from school and any activities they do after school or on weekends.
  • Helping with homework or extramural activities.
  • Babysitting in the evenings or over weekends if the parents go out.
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DEPARTURES

  • With flights departing all year round, you can travel to the USA when it suits you. 
  • It is best to apply 4 months before you would like to travel.
  • The process times will be very dependent on your application so whenever you are ready, let’s start it now.
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