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The French term au pair means on par or equal. GeoVisions Au Pairs travel to Ireland to experience Irish life while living with an Irish family and caring for their children in exchange for room, board and a monthly salary. Being an Au Pair in Ireland is one of the best international jobs there is.
This is a great program if you want to travel and earn money at the same time! Add to that great combo a loving host family where you will have all of your meals, a private bedroom and all the support you need.
Some of our au pairs tell us the bond they form with their host family can last a lifetime. We know some au pairs who actually fly back a few years later for a reunion or to attend a milestone event for one of the children they cared for. You will be able to participate in family activities, share cultures, make friends in your new community and with other au pairs in the area … a built in social network to make your time abroad a lot more fun, exciting and rewarding.
Becoming an au pair in Ireland is a serious position … and while you do get paid to travel … your main responsibilities are the children you care for. While you might consider yourself patient, fun-loving and perfect for a job like this … think about how responsible you are and your previous experience with children under your care. If you’re ready … we have incredible families who need you right away, living in amazing locations in Ireland.
At GeoVisions, we have pre-screened the families and the position and in some cases, we have placed au pairs with that family before. We make sure you’re being paid the highest salary possible. We provide a formal orientation, and we provide a person in-country to help you and to be there for you. You will meet other au pairs just like you and we provide social activities with other au pairs. In fact, if your placement doesn’t work out, we will move you to another family (based on circumstances).
Au Pairs in Ireland Must
- You must be a recent graduate with a bachelor’s degree within 12 months of applying for your visa.
- We can currently take Au Pairs from the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
- Have previous childcare/babysitting experience, and a genuine love of children.
- Be able to commit to at least 6 months as an au pair.
- Provide a medical reference and a background check.
- Be interviewed by phone or Skype to be accepted by the family.
- Have driving experience and an international driver’s license.
- Have references from childcare experience.
- Obtain an IWT visa.
Au Pairs in Ireland Receive
- Placement with a carefully screened family.
- A private room and full board.
- A stipend of approximately €85 – €100 per week for 35 hours of childcare.
- Some families may give a €200 – €500 bonus at the completion of your program.
- The possibility to use the family’s car.
- At least one full day and one half day off per week.
- Au Pairs will receive 2 weeks of paid holiday per year.
- Medical and accident insurance coverage.
- All au pairs will normally have weekends free unless specifically agreed otherwise.
Au Pair Responsibilities Include
- Living with the host family as a member of the family and the desire for a strong cross-cultural relationship.
- Irish families can be large, with up to 4 – 5 children.
- Helping with babysitting, child care and light household duties.
- Adjusting to the Irish culture and customs, while sharing your culture with the host family.
- Occupying the children in an interesting and creative way, reading books to them, taking them for a walk, taking them to bed, preparing simple meals, taking them to school, etc.