Au Pair in Ireland

Why Become an Au Pair/Nanny With Cara International?

Lots of Au Pairs are not aware of their legal obligations under Employment Law, leaving themselves open to sanctions including fines and interest. This is because there is a lot of false information out there, especially on social media and online websites and even with agencies and parental employers.  Cara International helps Au Pairs to navigate the process. We provide the following services.

Self Placed Full Placed with Cara International Family
Advice on your legal entitlements under the minimum wage Advice on your legal entitlements under the minimum wage
Advice on registering for a Public Service Card Advice on registering for a Public Service Card
Monthly timesheets to track your legal hours worked Monthly timesheets to track your legal hours worked
Au Pair WhatsApp Social Group Membership Au Pair WhatsApp Social Group Membership
Advice on supports if been mistreated Consultation with parents if issues arise
Advice on online English Classes Advice on online English Classes
Advice on Visa to work in Ireland Advice on Visa to work in Ireland
Website and Social Media Marketing of your profile Website and Social Media Marketing of your profile
Monthly Training Modules to help you to be a great Au Pair Monthly Training Modules to help you to be a great Au Pair

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How Much Do Au Pairs Earn In Ireland

Income and Benefits

Au pairs generally work 20-35 hours multiplied by the hourly rate less deduction plus additional benefits below. Most of our Au Pairs earn in excess of €150 per week plus accommodation. Higher rates negotiable depending on experience and families’ ability to pay. The babysitter rate for under 18 yrs is €7.14 per hour.

 

Minimum Rates 2021 Table
Ages Au Pairs Nannies Live out Additional needs
18yrs €8.16 €8.16 €8.16 €8.16
19yrs €9.18 €9.18 €9.18 €9.18
20yrs + €10.20 €10.20 €10.20 €10.20
 
Minus Deductions
Lodgings per day worked Board per hour worked Cultural Homestay Day Rates
€3.45 0 .91 cents Rates vary depending on the location and level of cultural homestay activities and help provided by the family but all will be agree in advance before your commit to anything
 
Plus Additional Benefits Depending on Individual Arrangements
Collection from the airport or local train/bus station Board & lodgings supplied free on days not working Allowance for use of the family car in private time
Mobile Phone/ Sim Card Return flights at end of your stay Friends of Family overnight stays which are agreed in advance
Trips and holidays with the family GYM membership Bus/Train/ Taxi contributions
Free Cara International Training Package Below for Au Pairs placed with Cara International Families Board & lodgings during COVID self-isolation period with family Family Pay for PCR testing 5 days after arrival
Other individual benefits depending on the family Board & lodgings during COVID self-isolation period with family Annual leave entitlement of 8% of hours worked

 

Au Pair Training in Ireland

Training

Cara International offers the following training free of charge to Au Pairs placed in Cara International host families.

Home Care Management Healthy Eating Childminder Training
Children First Childcare Guidance Child Safety
Fire Safety Paediatric First Aid Manual Handling
Childhood Education Nanny Training (Extra Cost) Online English Classes (Extra Cost)

 

Au Pairs that can Legal Work In Ireland

Insurance and Visa

It’s important to have valid insurance with COVID cover when working in Ireland. EU citizens can apply for the European Health Card. Other nationalities will need to have private health insurance to cover them in Ireland. You can work in Ireland with the following visas but please note that student visa applicants can be difficult to place due to the lack of available jobs that fit with student schedules.