Are you looking to take a short break from your studies or your job? Are you interested in taking part in the Au Pair program but you don’t want to leave your friends and family for too long? Then become an Au Pair just for the summer holidays! Many families are looking for an Au Pair to look after their children while they’re not going to school! Being a Summer Au Pair is the perfect compromise between spending some time abroad, while also not being away from your family, friends and studies for too long.
Keep reading to find out more about the benefits of this experience!
If you have a couple of free months and would like to take part in a cultural exchange program, then becoming a Summer Au Pair would be the perfect option for you!
Being an Au Pair during the summer is a great chance to travel to another country, get to know a new culture, have an international experience and improve your skills in a foreign language, without leaving your home, friends, family and studies for a long time.
How does this program work?
The summer program is just like any other Au Pair experience but shorter, since sometimes Host Families need an extra help just during the school holidays.
Some of the Au Pair duties during the stay include: taking care of the kids, driving them to their activities, cooking and light housework. Just as in a long term program, the Au Pair will work for a number of hours per week and receive pocket money once a week or once a month. The Au Pair’s free days should be respected and holidays are proportionally deducted depending on the length of stay.
Free time and holidays
Does the Au Pair have any time off? Of course! Discuss this case with the Host Family - but first find out how it works for you. All the information right here
Being an Au Pair during the summer is also a great chance to have an international experience without leaving your home, friends, family and studies for a long time.
Does the Au Pair program require a minimum stay with the Host Family?
The duration of the Summer Au Pair program depends on the country and the family’s needs. Generally, if you’re Au Pairing within the European Union and are a EU citizen, there wouldn’t be any restrictions in terms of duration of the program, as there is no need to apply for a visa.
If you’re looking to become a Summer Au Pair in a countries outside of the EU, you need to check the regulations of the Au Pair program in that specific country, as it may vary.
In most cases, summer holiday Au Pair jobs can last two or three months, between June and September.
What do I need?
The Au Pair requirements for the summer program are the same as for the standard Au Pair program. Usually the requirements are:
age between 18-30 (depending on the host country),
experience in childcare,
single marital status, no own children
certain language skills
For summer programs we recommend to choose countries where there is no need to apply for an Au Pair visa.
Can you help me with the paperwork and the placement process?
Unfortunately, we can’t help you with it. We are an online matching agency, thus we can’t interfere in your searching or placing process. We are happy to provide you with all our searching and matching tools and the information about the Au Pair experience. As our platform is available worldwide, we are unable to take care of all the applications we get daily. Feel free to use our service to visit your dream destination and find a great Host Family. We will be also glad to get your feedback! If you have any ideas or comments, get in touch with us.
How long does it take to find a Host Family?
It depends on several factors. Create your profile and make it attractive for other users. Check that you meet the Au Pair requirements set by the Au Pair program. Be active and contact 20-30 Host Families per day. While contacting the Host Families, make also sure that you fulfil the family’s expectations. Be active, open minded and try to convince families that the time spent with you will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for their kids! Generally speaking, it takes from one week up to a few months to find a Host Family.