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Family Information

We understand that childcare centres may not be the best solution for every family and in todays’ changing society where we can no longer rely on extended family due to distance, country relocations or extended working hours, not wishing to push close friendships too far, the convenience of hosting an Au Pair / Demi Pair or employing a Nanny may be the perfect solution for your family.

 

Hosting a live in Au Pair can provide:

  • An extra pair of hands to assist with everyday chores in a busy home environment.
  • Somebody to be home if your child is sick or has a pupil- free day/holidays.
  • Someone to help with cooking, cleaning, washing, tidying away or even homework supervision.
  • An extra person to assist with keeping children’s rooms and toys tidy, bathing kids.
  • Someone available for those inevitable trips to the shop.
  • A babysitter on hand so you get to spend time with your partner. 
  • Company when one partner may work long hours or even away.
  • Much needed support for single parents.

 

Every family has different needs and requirements and we strive to provide you with an Au Pair most suited to your individual needs.

 

An Au Pair can be an amazing experience for your children, teaching them about different cultures and languages. You will be left wondering how you ever managed without one!

* We do not recommend placing Au pairs with sole charge for children under the age of two years as they are not qualified child care workers.

 

 

Demi Pair programme

The Demi Pair program is also a live in cultural exchange programe. The programs is available for the duration of the students study period. The study period may range between a minimum of 12 weeks up to a maximum of 12 months. Demi Pairs differ to Au Pairs in that they study full-time during the day at their chosen language school and are only available in the family home before and/or after school hours. Shool hours are 9am-3:15pm, Monday to Thursday with no school on Friday.

 

A Demi Pair typically assists the family 15 hours a week outside of their allocated study hours. (With at least one full day off per week). In return your host family will provide a room and full board (three meals a day) 7 days  a week and $80 pocket money to assist with expenses. Duties may include light housework, some cooking and childcare. Being that “extra pair of hands” is what it is all about.

Extra hours may be agreed upon with your individual family, however you can expect to receive pocket money of A$12/hour for every hour you help beyond the required 15 hours each week.

 

 

Placement process

Step 1: Complete the Application
Complete the Application with your family details, references and preferred placement dates. The completed application pack should include, application form, 2 references, photos of your family and the Host Family Introductory Letter.
The initial application may be completed online, or emailed to us.


Step 2: Lets get started.
Upon receipt of your application we will schedule a time to conduct the Host Family interview, where the non refundable registration fee of $150 is to be paid.


Step 3: Finding your perfect match.
Following completion of both the application and interview, AuPair & Nanny Network Australia will match suitable profiles within our database to your individual family requirements. You may select one or two out of these profiles for a interview. After completion of the interviews you have the option of either selecting an candidate or requesting further profiles from the database.
*Please note the selection process for candidate's is subject to availability, multiple profiles are not always provided.

*Please note that since Covid-19 the Australian Au Pair market has become extremely competitive.


Step 4: Finalizing your Au Pair / Demi Pair placement
Once you have chosen an Au Pair / Demi Pair, a confirmation of placement  between the Host Family and the Au Pair / Demi Pair will be prepared stating agreed start dates, base pocket money and basic outline for expected hours of help.

This will be forwarded to both parties for signing.

Payment to Au Pair & Nanny Network Australia is required once you have made your selection and prior to confirmation of any travel plans (of international candidates) or commencement of start date for the Aupair/Demi Pair.


You MUST contact us as soon as you have made your decision to avoid the candidates profile going to other families and to protect the interests of both parties.

 

We provide on going support for both parties.

 

**Demi Pairs receive a shortened induction as part of their application fee before joining the family.

 

Step 4: Finalizing your Nanny/Babysitter placement


Au Pair & Nanny Network Australia act as an Introduction Agency only. When families engage a Nanny, Au Pair or Demi Pair they become the employer.

We recommend a contract agreement between both parties to cover all expectations. You will need to discuss with your Nanny her status, if it is as a contractor or employee.


https://www.domesticpayroll.com.au/nanny-contractor-or-employee/

 

You will need to consider;

  • length of contract including trial period
  • weekly/hourly/annual pay rate
  • Tax/superannuation (You will need to make superannuation contributions on behalf of your employee if your Nanny is working over 30 hours a week.)
  • Days and hours or work including start and finishing times, overtime rates including    public holiday rates.
  • duties
  • leave including sick leave, special leave, annual leave etc
  • *conditions of salary review and termination
  • Insurances, you are required by law to provide Worker’s Compensation for your employee whilst working for you in your home, you may also want your Nanny to take out Nanny insurance for public liability.
    Visit Nannysure www.nannysure.com.au for more information.

If your Nanny has a childcare qualification, is over 18 and has a TFN she may be eligible to become a Register Child Carer and you may be able to claim Childcare Benefit (CCB)

 

Fees

The Au Pair / Demi Pair is responsible for their travel, visa,and all associated insurance costs.

 

Placement of Au Pair:

Based on a standard 6 month placement, fees vary for placements of a lesser or greater time frame

$150 Registration fee (Non Refundable)

$800.00 AUD (For a 6 month placement)

*Changes effective of March 2022

 

Au Pair Pocket money guidelines

As the Au pair and Demi Pair programs are cultural exchange programs where bed and board is taken into account from the homestay programs of $325 based on three meals a day, 7 days a week.
We recommend ensuring your Au pair has two consecutive days off a week and does not work more than 35 hours a week.

 

*Please note that since Covid-19 the Australian Au Pair market has become extremely competitive.

 

Recommended guideline

*For up to 30 hours a week assistance, Minimum of  $250 per week (Recommended $250-300)

*Up to 35 hours we recommend minimum of $300
*Completion bonus is at the discretion of the family (currently a minimum of two weeks pocket money) but we recommend a minimum of $500.

 

You must provide Au Pair with full board (own room plus 3 meals a day, 7 days a week for the full duration of your Au pairs placement)

 

*Fees include Orientation with other Au Pair's/Demi Pairs. (Perth only sorry)

- Placement coordinator and family expectations

- Assistance applying for Australian tax file number and working with children check

- Australian first aid dvd (Spider and snake bites refresher)

- General house work duties

- Introduction to children's activities


Placement of Demi Pair:

Based on a  standard 6 month placement, fees vary for placements of a lesser or greater time frame

$150 Registration fee (non refundable)

$800.00Aud (based on a 6 month placement)

Payable by family upon selection of Demi Pair. This can be made via bank deposit.

Demi Pair provides 15 hours of assistance in return of full bed and board and $80 pocket money to assist with expenses.

We recommend approx $12.00 Aud/hour for any additional hours.

You must provide Demi Pair with full board (own room plus 3 meals a day, 7 days a week)

 

*As per terms and conditions

 

Placement of Nanny.

Placement of Nanny placement fees to be discussed