Passionate, sophisticated and devoted to living the good life, Spain is a country more diverse than you ever imagined.
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 Spain 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 Spain.
Do you enjoy helping children with homework, assisting in keeping children’s rooms and play areas clean, preparing snacks and meals for children, and dropping them off or picking them up from school or activities? If the answer is “yes” then this program is definitely for you.
Aside from earning money while you travel, our Au Pairs have the opportunity to learn more about children and influence their lives. As an Au Pair you develop more self-confidence and become more independent. Living with a family in their own country gives you an amazing insight into that county’s culture, values and people.
- 2-months is the minimum and 3-months is the maximum for this program.
You will earn around €70 per week. You could safely budget between $77 US per week as income.
The short-term au pair program in Spain is designed to provide you with a unique experience, and about 25-35 hours of babysitting each week to earn enough money to off-set your airfare, for example.
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 stipend possible. 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 Spain Must
- Be between 20 and 30 with at least a high school diploma.
- We can currently take Au Pairs from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland
- Have previous childcare/babysitting experience, and a genuine love of children.
- Be able to commit to at least 2 months as an au pair. Some summer placements are available from May through September. Long-term placements typically begin in September, but families in Spain need Au Pairs year ’round so we can usually accommodate your schedule.
- Have basic skills in Spanish and motivated to achieve a higher fluency.
- Have driving experience.
- Be able to swim.
Information on Spanish Host families
- Location: Most placements are in or near Madrid or Granada. There are other placements throughout Spain. Flexibility in location is key.
- Age of Children: Most families have school age children. If there is a baby, the au pair’s main task is to look after the older children, or help the mother with the baby. The au pair should not have sole charge of a child less than two years old. Most children are between the ages of 4 and 10.
- Expectations for the Au Pair: An au pair has to be fully reliable when looking after the children. The Au Pair has to take part in the family life and routine. Meal time is very important in Spain, and au pairs should be prepared to spend some time speaking with the family during the evening meal. They should help with the meal as a member of the family.
Au Pairs in Spain Receive
- Placement with a carefully screened family.
- A private room and full board.
- A stipend of 70€ (Euros) per week for approximately 25-35 hours of babysitting. Currently that amount would be approximately $77 US per week.
- Help and support as needed from GeoVisions’ partner au pair agency.
- Medical and accident insurance coverage.
Au Pair Responsibilities Include
- Living with the host family as a member of the family and the desire for a strong cross-cultural relationship.
- Helping with babysitting, child care and general household duties.
- Assisting the Spanish family with English language as desired.
- Adjusting to the Spanish culture and customs, while sharing the American culture and language with the family.
Anytime during the year.
25-35 hours per week of childcare.
A formal orientation is not given. If there is a local coordinator in your area, you will be able to request an orientation by that person. Otherwise, you can also call our office in Spain for orientation and for assistance locally.
Basic knowledge of Spanish is required.
Short Term (2-3 months): If available near your placement, assistance is provided in identifying suitable language lessons. The cost of language classes is not included in your program fee.
20-30 years of age. We have placements for both males and females but males take longer to place.
Throughout Spain. Some placements in the Madrid area, Granada area and the Barcelona area like Mataro, Caldetes, and Sitges … about 30 km north and south of Barcelona. Flexibility is key.
No visa is required for this program.
Your continued good health and your safety are paramount to GeoVisions. Access to medical treatment keeps you safe, healthy and participating on the program.
Extensive medical and accident insurance along with emergency evacuation, baggage loss and delay, trip delay and LiveTravel™ emergency assistance is included for US citizens as long as you are on the program.
Under the current insurance laws in the United States, we are unable to insure participants outside the US on our policy, which we have obtained from Travel Guard. However, if you live outside the US we hope you will still participate with us. You will need to scan your proof of insurance and send it to us.
Yeah. We know. These laws make no sense to us either.
When you arrive Spain, you will be picked up by your family at the airport. This is worked out in advance.
You will stay with a host family and have a private bedroom.
3 meals per day are included when you are with your host family. When you are traveling on your own, you will need to provide your own meals.