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Au Pair in China - information for Host Families


Hosting an Au Pair in China will not only help you to learn something about another culture, but also to learn and improve the knowledge of a foreign language. Due to its unique culture, thousands years of history and the fast growing economy, China is really fascinating for many participants. But how to find an Au Pair? Let’s look into the requirements for families first to ensure that you can become a part of the program.

Can you become a Host Family?

If you are interested to join the Au Pair program in China as a Host Family, you need to meet the following criteria:
  • You need to have at least one child under the age of 18 living with you.
  • Your family speaks Chinese in your everyday life.
  • You can offer a private room to your Au Pair, at least three meals a day and monthly pocket money.
  • You can afford to cover the Au Pair’s flight expenses partially or completely depending on the length of stay.
  • Your nationality differs from the one of your candidate.
If you meet the criteria mentioned above and you are willing to find an Au Pair for your family, don’t hesitate and join our community!
 
Family free registration

After the registration, fill in the important information on your profile. Since you belong to a different culture, the participants will be interested in everything. Tell them about your family, hobbies, write an “Introduction letter to your future Au Pair. Add pictures of your family and city to make your profile look dynamic. You can also use different filters in your search, so you can find the right candidate faster. Please note that too many filters that might not be that important might prohibit a successful search.
 
You can use our platform to send standard messages and add candidates to your favorites for free. We recommend you to become a Premium Member to unlock advanced features like sending personalized messages and to get a family handbook in an email. This will make your search significantly faster!
 
To ensure a smooth experience, check if your candidate meets the applicant’s criteria. Read about the requirements for participants, program rules, contract & insurance, visa regulations in China and other important information. 
 
After shortlisting the right candidates, organize a skype-call to know them better. Choose the most suitable applicant and sign the contract
 
If you have any questions about the program, check out our Au Pair WIKI and the most common questions. If you still have any doubts, don’t hesitate and send us a message. We will be happy to assist!

 

How to hire an Au Pair?

We are frequently getting questions from the families asking about the Au Pair’s profile, thus we decided to include a summary of their requirements as well. We expect all the applicants to be medically fit, unmarried, without own kids and with some child care experience as they will be staying with your children. Besides these expectations, there are also some mandatory characteristics of the program. Only the applicants who match the criteria mentioned below can become an Au Pair in China:
  • Age: 18 - 29 years
  • Language skills: good command of English
  • Clear criminal record
  • Valid passport
Does your candidate match this profile? Then follow the steps listed below to start the Au Pair experience in China faster. 

1
Clarify everything with the paperwork
You will need to provide all required documents for your candidate so she/he can apply for a visa to China. They include the signed contract. The other documents might slightly vary depending on the participant’s nationality. We recommend to check all the requirements with the local embassy. 
 
2
Help your Au Pair to clarify with the insurance.
The insurance system in China differs from other countries, thus we recommend to help your candidate to choose the right one after the arrival. Participants might also consider taking an insurance from their home country for an initial period.  
 
3
Enroll your Au Pair into a Chinese course.
The Au Pair program is mainly a cultural exchange. Studying the language and the culture of the country is one of the main requirements of the program. Help your candidate to choose the right university or school.
 
4
Enjoy your experience
Once all the program formalities are met, enjoy your intercultural experience. Make your Au Pair feel welcome and try to explain different nuances of the Chinese culture. The applicant will be coming from a totally different reality and will be curious about everything that is happening around!
 







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