What Cara International includes?
No Fee for Placements
Au Pairs are placed for free if they match with any of our families on our Jobs Board.
All Au Pairs/Minders paid Irish Legal Minimum Wage of €8.40 ( 18 yrs), €9.45 €19 yrs and €10.50 for 20 yrs. All candidates are provided with a Family Job Description, Family photos, Family Reference details, Terms of Employment, Employee Handbook, and Timesheets. Most Au Pairs earn €100-300 per week (depending on hours on contract) plus board and lodgings. Sometimes Minders can negotiate higher pay rates depending on experience and families’ ability to pay. Au Pairs are also entitled to paid annual leave of 8% of hours worked, which equates to approximately four weeks in a year if working full time.
Au Pair/Minder Social Group
Au Pairs can join our free Whatsapp Social Group when placed with Cara International, with Au Pairs placed throughout Ireland.
We know that working in a family can be challenging with minding children, cooking and housework tasks required. Cara International provides a free training programme to Au Pairs that they can do in their own time to help them on their journey. Below is our training programme
|Home Care Management||Healthy Eating||Childminder Training|
|Children First||Childcare Guidance||Child Safety|
|Fire Safety||Paediatric First Aid||Manual Handling|
|Childhood Education||Au Pair Life Coaching ( Extra Cost Optional)||Online English Classes (Extra Cost Optional)|
Support and Advice
Cara International is 22 years placing Au Pairs in Ireland, so it has all the knowledge and experience to provide you with the best advice and support during your stay.
Cara International’s families provide a cultural homestay element of the programme agreed in advance.
Cara International offers advice on insurance, including medical and motor insurance.
Who Can Work In Ireland
Information on who can work in Ireland, including Irish, UK, EU, Non-EU and Refugees, is available here. 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.
Au Pair Life Coaching
We know that Au Pairs are taking a gap year and in a transition phase in life. Coaching looks at what is working in your life and what is not, and our facilitator coaches you to have a fulfilled life. As we look at different aspects of your life, it’s also an excellent opportunity to practise your English.
Our Mission: “To Move You From A to B for the betterment of you and others around you”.
A bit more about your facilitator/Coach
Caroline holds a BA in Social Care, A Masters in Family Support, A Post Grad in Leadership & Management, and a QQI in Life Coaching and QQI in Training. Caroline won Mayo Business Woman of the Year in 2015 for her business achievements with Cara International. Caroline has also worked for various statutory and voluntary sectors, often supporting young people; Cara International has been placing Au Pairs for 22 years, so she has lots of experience and knowledge to enable you to have a fulfilled life.
Our Coaching/ Mentoring Price
One session €50
Book six sessions in advance for €45 each
Book 10-12 sessions in advance for €40 each
Why not book one session per month for the duration of your stay.
Life Coaching Vouchers available as gifts for Au Pairs
If interested in our service, email info@carainternatio
Advertise your Profile
Some Au Pairs do not fit with jobs available on our Jobs Board. They may have specific requirements regarding job location, hours etc. Cara International can advertise your profile here for just €25, so you can target the families you specifically require. As Ireland’s longest established licenced agency, we are the first place Families come to when searching for Minders and Au Pairs. To advertise your profile, complete our Marketing Form.
Remote English Language classes
Many Au Pairs come to Ireland to learn English and family jobs are located throughout the country including countryside locations. Cara International has partnered with an online English school based in Ireland, to offer you English classes from any location in the country. Those with low levels can even start their classes before arriving.
Online English courses Prices
- Full-time 20 hours per week: 1 week @ EUR 119
- Full-time 20 hours per week: 2 weeks @ EUR 219
- Full-time 20 hours per week: 4 weeks @ EUR 395
- Part-time 3 hours per week: 12 weeks @ EUR 395
- One-to-one classes for 10 hours @ EUR 399
- Email info@carainternational to book today
- Our partner will assess your English and provide you with class times and specific prices to meet your needs.