A Founding member of Capaa
(Cultural Au Pair Association of Australia)
The French term “Au Pair” translates from a French phrase meaning ‘Equal to’or ‘On par’. It denotes an individual living on an equal footing and sharing reciprocated, nurturing relationships with all members of the host family.
An Au Pair is generally a young woman (or man) from a foreign country looking for a new intercultural experience. They agree to assist the host family with ‘in house’ care of their children and light housekeeping duties, in return they gain the opportunity to enhance their own English skills on a daily basis whilst experiencing life in a safe environment whilst being part of an Australian family.
The Au Pair typically receives room, board (three standard meals a day) and weekly ‘pocket money’ in accordance with Placement Coordinator guidelines. In Australia Au Pairs usually stay with their host family for approximately six months.
Australian families are becoming more familiar with Au Pairs and Nannies as it is a more convenient and economic alternative to childcare in a society that no longer has the ‘extended family’ living next door to rely on.
For many parents an extra pair of hands to help around the home is ‘PRICELESS’.
We also place Demi Pair's
Demi Pair is a full time student and part time Au Pair, they typically work 15 hours doing childcare related duties or housework outside of their study hours. In return they receive full bed and board.
Au pair Network Australia now places Elderly companions in Perth WA (only).
Similar to our Au pairs and Demi Pairs, they are not qualified or trained carers but have some experience with their own family or grandparents and may wish to work in the aged care industry in the future. Please note as this is a new program wait lists will apply.
In addition to their home help duties the role of an elderly companion is to provide emotional support and companionship. It is to encourage their hosts to live as independently as possible and be an active member of the family such as a daughter/grand daughter, talking to them, playing board games, going for walks and in the garden etc.
Click on the Families link below to apply.