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.