Au Pair

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What Is An Au Pair?

An au pair works as a family support, helping specifically to care for the children and sometimes helping with various chores, such as cooking or tidying. She usually comes from a foreign country and wants to learn the language or culture of her host country. During the entirety of her placement she resides with the family which provides her with lodging.

What You Need

To become an Au Pair with Cara International you need a few things, firstly you will need to fill out our registration form, then after we will contact you via email in order to arrange what kind of placement you would like and what we require from you. All Au Pairs are required to write a letter to the family addressing their goals during placement and a photo/photos. All Au Pairs are required to get a medical cert from their doctor stating that the Au Pair is safe to work with children and a police check from their local police stating that they have no previous convictions. In the case that the Au Pair is a non-EU resident, you will be required to apply for a work and travel visa, this only applies to American and Australian nationals as there is no visa regulations for other countries outside the EU.


What You Get

Being an Au Pair you get a few things, somewhere to live, pocket money to enjoy yourself when not working, getting to experience what its like being part of the family, integrating into the culture and much more.Being an Au Pair isn't all about minding kids and house work, there are a number of advantages to being an Au Pair outside of the home. As an Au Pair you are free to enjoy your time as you wish outside your work hours, you can experience the culture, meet other Au Pairs, travel the country and much other things along with that.



As an Au Pair you have some responsibilities, your number one priority is caring for the children, but other responsibilities include helping with household choirs, honouring work hours and being respectful to the household rules.



To be an Au Pair with Cara International is €50 upon registration and €150 upon placement. These are the only fees you will have from the agency.



Sufficient Level of English

Good Health

Clean Police Record

Experience In Childcare


4 Simple Steps

Pre-Vetting Form

Fill out your application form, it is important to have all your documentation for this, including a police check, medical clearance and a valid passport. You can also send this at a later date but it is important to have this information as soon as possible.

Receive Offers

After we have reviewed your application and all your information is in order you we will begin to send you family offers. Once we find a match where you and the family both agree, you will have an interview and if all goes well you will be accepted as the family's au pair and arrange the start of placement

Begin Your Placement

After your placement is processed you will be billed for your placement. Once payed and you arrive in your new host family and be added to our system. You will also be added to our training programme which is mandatory and paid for by your host family (This is not available for girls placed in the UK unless requested by the girl)

End Of Placement

When your placement comes to an end we will send you our end of placement questionnaire and you will be required to send us a copy of your flight details to confirm the end of placement.

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