FAQ

How to contact Au Pair Adverts?

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Does AuPairAdverts.ie Perform Background Checks On Au Pairs Or Host Families?

No we don’t. AuPairAdverts.ie is a job website, not an au pair agency. We do not perform background checks on either host families or job seekers, and we play no part in the hiring process. 

An au pair’s or host family’s listing on AuPairAdverts.ie should not be considered an endorsement of that party from  AuPairAdverts.ie


What Is A Nanny?

Nannies usually have some type of formal training or have had a lot of experience with children. Nannies usually work full time and are available 24 hours a day. They get 1 or 2 days off per week. Nannies normally have sole responsibility for the child. A nanny signs a contract with her employer.


Do Host Families Ever Employ Male Au Pairs?

Yes they do. Most of the host families we get on this site are looking for females, but that does not mean there are no positions for males. Having a good CV, cover letter and including a photo will help your prospects of finding a job.


What Is The Job Of An Au Pair?

Being an au pair can be a great opportunity to experience a different country and culture. The “job” of the au pair will vary depending on how much the host family expects. Typical duties include:

  • Playing with children
  • Helping with homework
  • Prepare snacks, and light meals (lunch) for children
  • Grooming – bathing, care of clothing, dressing children
  • Collection and delivery of children to school/creche
  • Babysitting once or twice a week

Hours worked are usually about 4 per day for a wage of about €100 (for live in) and double that for a full time (8 hours per day) au pair.


How Should An Au Pair Be Treated?

An au pair should be treated as an equal part of the family, not as a servant, and shall not be required to wear a uniform. There can be misunderstandings on both sides about what this means. The usual practice is that au pairs eat with the family most of the time, and join in some of the usual family activities such as outings and trips. However, host families normally expect to have some private time to themselves, particularly in the evenings. During this time, an au pair might retire to his or her room to watch television, study, or go out with friends. The au pair is given a monthly allowance and all expenses are paid by the host family.