Reasons to become an Au Pair

March 18, 2019 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Au Pair Guide

Become an au pair in Ireland and have the time of your life!

Do you enjoy spending time with children? Would you like to improve your skills in English? Are you looking for a real adventure with a special homely touch? Would you like to get an authentic insight into a foreign country and Irish culture with the help of a host family? What about making friends for life while improving your CV? If you answered “yes” to all the previous questions, you may want to consider becoming an au pair in Ireland and live an unforgettable experience!

Thinking of organising a Gap Year? Have you thought of becoming an au pair?

Gap Years are a great way to open up your mind, discover your true interests in life, learn or improve your skills in a foreign language, get ready for your next step in your career or personal life, improve your job prospects but also have fun and make great friends! Just like with any other Gap Year experiences, when you become an au pair you are going outside the limits of traditional educational structures to gain new abilities and insights for your future. As an au pair, you will gain the same (if not better!) benefits as any other person doing a more traditional Gap Year: new cultural and enhanced language skills and a greater self-confidence and general competence.

Becoming an au pair in Ireland is way easier than you think!

Are you tempted by the “au pair Ireland” adventure but worried of how hard it is to find a host family and move to Ireland? If you want to live abroad, immerse yourself with the locals (you can’t be much more immersed than by living with a host family and caring for their kids), and learn everything there is to know about a new culture while making some money, working as an au pair is a great and easy option. Finding your host family is actually the fun part of the process. Once you have decided where you want to go, start searching for your new host family. Do not rush to find that perfect family you are going to enjoy living with and apply as many criteria as you want to reduce your search: number of kids to look after, age of the children, working hours, etc. Websites such as Au Pair Adverts simplify searching through families, sending messages, and they have a lot of helpful info about working as an au pair that you will need. So, if you are a trustworthy and responsible individual who is okay with wiping a lot of runny noses and reading many bedtime stories, living abroad as an au pair is definitely made for you.


Ready to make the big move abroad? Check our section dedicated to find the ideal host family!