Cost of an Au Pair

We Work With Parent's Childcare Budget

We Work With Parent’s Childcare Budget and find a solution that both the Au Pair and Family are happy with. Families requirements differ from each other. Au Pairs expectations also differ from each other. We analyse to find the best solution for both. We ask each Au Pair their expectation of Wages/Cultural Homestay and Deductions and we update this information on Each Au Pairs Profiles. In addition, there is lots of false information out there about Au Pairs. We are Cara International tell you the truth aiding families and Au Pairs to be compliant with Irish Legislation. 

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Other Information

Minimum Rates 2021/ Deductions/ Cultural Homestay Agreements

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Age Rate Per Hour
18yrs  €8.16
19yrs €9.18
20 plus years €10.20
 
Minus Statutory and Cultural Homestay Deductions

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Lodgings per day worked Board per hour worked Non-Working Days Lodgings  One Non-Working Day’s Board Cultural Homestay Entertainment by the family
€3.45 0.91 cents Can range from €20 to €100 per night depending on location. For example, Dublin 3  is more expensive than a house in Leitrim. €11.43 Vary Depending on the family and activities offered
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Extra Benefits that can be offered as part of the programme

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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
Family helping Au Pair to learn English or Irish Family teaching the Au Pair about Irish culture and traditions Families including Au Pair in in-home activities such as barbeque evenings, movie nights, games evenings.
Family including Au Pair in out of home activities such as shopping days, family days out, family holidays Family providing lifts for the Au Pair. Families offering additional hands-on training in life skills
Why an Au Pair Can Help?

Reasons to Host/Employ an Au Pair

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Childcare Problems

Au Pair Solutions

Nothing worse than due to work and your child gets sick. Au Pairs live in the home which can help provide flexible childcare when the unexpected happens such as sick children and unexpected school closures.
It’s difficult to get a babysitter and expensive by the time you pay for their taxi home Au Pairs can provide a live-in evening and nighttime babysitting service as part of their work hour
Childcare is difficult to find and there is a lot of misinformation out there about Au Pair.  
Childcare is expensive with an average cost of full-time childcare at €184 per week per child. Click here for more details.

Au Pairs can mind more than one child at a time and can work part of full time depending on the family’s needs and budget.

An 18-year-old Au Pair costs just €7.25 per hour minus lodgings.

A 19-year-old Au Pair costs just €8.27 per hour minus lodgings.

A 20-year-old Au Pair costs just €9.29 per hour minus lodgings.

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Hate spending the weekend cleaning up after the family. Au Pairs can clean and tidy and help children to do their tasks, freeing your time to spend with your family.
Hate rushing home to do homework esp when kids are tired and cranky.  Not only can Au Pairs help children with homework, but they can help teach them about their own culture and traditions, as well as teach the children some of their languages.
No childcare is available because your work shift work. Au Pair is an ideal solution for frontline workers such as doctors, nurses, social care staff, guards, etc.
Children need attention but you are too busy hitting remote working targets. Au Pairs are like a big sister or brother who enjoys and has the energy to play and entertain children, letting you get on with your job.
Babysitter/ Minder let your down. Au Pairs can offer family stability with placements ranging from just short-term in the summer to up to 12 months and future matches organised by the agency.
No one to drop the children at school or to their activities. Many Au Pairs can drive.
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Au Pair Solution

What Cara International can offer you?

Helping Families to be Compliant with Legislation

While there are many great reasons to get an au pair, the process can prove very expensive if not done properly as this family found out here, with a payout of €7,000. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation out there about Au Pairs and their payment and what they can and cannot do. In addition to the above case, which set a precedent in law Ireland has ratified the ILO Domestic Worker Convention. Cara International helps parents to navigate the employer process by providing the following services to both self and Cara International placed families. Please check out our blog and sign up for our newsletter to keep up to date on changes.

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Self Placed

Full Placed

Advice on your legal entitlements under the Minimum Wage Advice on your legal entitlements under the Minimum Wage
Advice on your Au Pair registering for a Public Service Card Advice on your Au Pair registering for a Public Service Card
Advice on you registering as an employer with Revenue Advice on you registering as an employer with Revenue
Monthly timesheets to track your minders legal hours worked (Required under Law) Monthly timesheets to track your minders legal hours worked (Required under Law)
Terms of Employment for your Minder (Required under Law) Terms of Employment for your Minder (Required under Law)
Job Description for your Minder (Required under Law) Job Description for your Minder (Required under Law)
Au Pair WhatsApp Social Group Membership Au Pair WhatsApp Social Group Membership
Advice on consequences involved when employing illegallyAdvice on consequences involved when employing illegally Advice on consequences involved when employing illegallyAdvice on consequences involved when employing illegally
Advice on online English Classes for your Au PairAdvice on online English Classes for your Au Pair Advice on online English Classes for your Au PairAdvice on online English Classes for your Au Pair
 Advice on visas to work in Ireland  Advice on visas to work in Ireland
Advice on insurance Advice on insurance
Monthly Training Modules to help your Au Pair placement to be successful Monthly Training Modules to help your Au Pair placement to be successful
Advice on online English Classes for your Au Pair Advice on online English Classes for your Au Pair
Consultation with parents if issues arise Consultation with parents if issues arise
Advice on COVID Travel requirements for Au Pair Advice on COVID Travel requirements for Au Pair
   Website and Social Media Marketing of your profile
  Full Placement of Au Pair in Family
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Child Safety

Our Au Pair Training Package

Cara International offers the following training to Au Pairs to help ensure your children are kept safe.

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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)
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How much do I have to pay for an Au Pair?

Our Prices

Registration

€50 non-refundable registration fee

Monthly Fee

Self Placement Fee

Many families like to source their own Au Pairs but need support with legal compliance, training, etc

€50 per month for the duration of your Au Pair stay.

Full Placement Fee

€100 per month placement fee for the duration of your Au Pair’s stay, for towns and cities with a population in excess of 5000. Check out the population list here.

€125 a month for all other locations.

But learn more about our discounts below, which could significantly lower your costs.

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Childcare Vouchers, Promotion, Discounts

Our Prices and Discounts

Au Pair Promotion Discount

We will give the following discounts for a referral

€25 off your fees for a paid referral registration.

€75 off your fees when we place with the referred family.

Vouchers

Vouchers available for Employers, Family or Friends who want to assist with childcare costs

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Free consultation

€0

Free Minder Consultation with Professional Recruiter to Assess your Families Needs

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Register

€50

Registration for Sourcing a Childminder
Inclusion in our Sourcing Newsletter
Inclusion in Social Media Marketing

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Town & City placement

 (Towns in excess of 5000 population)

€100 Per Month

Full placement option which includes a complete file of a minder with police vetting, medical history, references, IDs, visas check, photos and letter to family

Self Vetting Option

HR Pack

Training Pack

Revenue Advice

Payroll Advice

COVID advice

Minder Network

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Rural placements

(Towns less than 5000 population)

€125 Per Month

Full placement option which includes a complete file of a minder with police vetting, medical history, references, IDs, visas check, photos and letter to family

Self Vetting Option

HR Pack

Training Pack

Revenue Advice

Payroll Advice

COVID advice

Minder Network

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Self Placement Families

€50 Per Month

See Table 2 Above For Details
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