Should we leave our Aupair in charge of any finances?
Although all our aupairs have a criminal check we nonetheless recommend that the aupairs should not to be involved in any way, shape, or form with our client's financial affairs. We feel confident the reasons for these policies are obvious.
Are the Aupairs vetted?
While we do insist on all aupairs provifing criminal certs we can not check references for each individual aupair. Please note that the onus is on the family to interview and vet the aupair.
Are the Aupairs qualified?
The aupairs will have varied degrees of experience ranging from little or none to quite a bit however please remember We do not provide resident nursing care. Our Aupairs s are on the whole not medically qualified an. Aupairs ‘s priority is to provide companionship and an extra paid of hands around the house. Apse can recommend a list of courses you may ask your aupair to attend should you require special needs.
How Many hours will an Aupair work?
AuPair Companion: This means that he or she works a 30 hour week and receives pocket money of €90 per week.
AuPair Minder: The Aupair will work 35 hours per week and Pocket money is €100 per week.
AuPair Plus: This is where the aupair will work 40 hours per week and receives €115 per week.
Both the au pair Companion and Minder will stay in at least 2 nights and provide evening company for the family member. The Au Pair plus programme will mean at least one night will be spent with the family member.
Please note that the Aupair must be free at least 2 evenings for classes and does require at least one day and night off at the weekend. Aupairs are encouraged to spend every night at home however they are permitted to leave at night when they are not on duty.
What should we pay for?
AuPairs are responsible for paying their own tuition fees, bus/train tickets, mobile phone cards, medical insurance/expenses and airfare. A contribution is sometimes made by the family however please note this is at the family’s discretion only.
You will need to explain your house rules and her/his duties to the au pair in a clear manner. Remember to pay her/his pocket money on time and try to make your arrangements in plenty of time if you need your au pair to stay in with you. If there are house rules in place (smoking, overnight/daytime visitors etc) please make sure to discuss and agree them with your AuPair.
What should the family provide for the Au Pair?
a.- A Private Room (a friendly comfortable room is important) to include TV, stereo, desk with lamp for study purposes, Closet/Wardrobe storage space for clothing and personal items.
b.- Full board and accommodation for 7 days per week
c.- Weekly pocket money
d.- Two full days free per week – one of these can be made up of two half days.
e.- If the Au Pair is required to drive, all expenses i.e. insurance, maintenance, petrol etc. pertaining to the car must be covered by the host family.
Host Family Misconduct – What happens?
The host family needs to be aware that they will be expelled form the Programme for gross misconduct in use of an AuPair. If an exchange programme needs to be terminated, the Host Family will continue to supply room and board and pocket money during the notice period (2 weeks).