Become an Au Pair
What Is An Au Pair?
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. After this is done we will contact you via email in order to find out what kind of preferences you may have and acquire any further documentation we may need for the programme, we will assist you in gaining the necessary documents. All Au Pairs are required to write a letter to the family addressing their goals during their stay and to add a photo/photos to their application which will be shared with the family. 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. Please see here for more information on gaining a work permit.
What You Get
When becoming 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.
-Getting to integrate into another culture.
-Getting to meet people from all different nationalities.
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 more 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.
Who is eligible to work in Ireland?
- Want city only
- Not able or willing to clean or cook
- No experience of minding children particularly those under three years.
- Don't like children
- Want to come to Ireland as an au pair just to attend English classes.
- Poor English where you cannot keep children safe.
To be an Au Pair with Cara International is €50 upon registration and €250 upon arrival in your new host family. These fees are for data processing, documentary translations, regular check ins and safe host family vetting.