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Spanish Au Pair Agency in Ireland

Spanish Au Pair is the only agency in Ireland that specialises in placing Au Pairs who have worked with children in the past. Many of our Au Pairs are teachers or are studying a career in working with children. We can also source an Au Pair with a particular skill or interest that could help the placement.

Our emphasis is on cultural exhange, and our aim is to ensure that both our Au Pairs and our placement families are extremely happy with the match. We were the first agency to introduce higher pocket money and we were also the first to introduce our payment packages that protect both families and Au Pairs. We work with our families and Au Pairs to ensure that the best Au Pair is placed with the right family, and that both parties are happy and protected. We are proud to say that our placement success rate is the highest in Europe.

Our story

The story of our agency began when we were having trouble finding a suitable Au Pair for our two children. There was plenty of choice, but few showed any interest in a career working with children – and I thought they would struggle as a result. I soon found that many other families had the same issue. I began contacting people in Spain, and soon started working with several agencies in Spain to bring the best Au Pairs over to Ireland to work with Irish families.

Many of our candidates are teachers, summer camp workers or people with a genuine interest with children. They come to Ireland to learn English and experience Irish culture. Our families are carefully chosen and checked to ensure comfortable living conditions are available for our Au Pairs. The Au Pair and family pick each other through a series of Skype interviews (we advise them to have three). It is very important to also involve the children in the Skype interviews.

We emphasise that Au Pairs are treated as family members and involved in family meals, special occasions and other aspects of family life. Families must ensure that their Au Pair gains a valuable experience in this exchange program. Our Au Pairs can avail of discounts with many companies for first aid courses, travel, English classes and accommodation all over Ireland, especially in Dublin, Cork & Galway.

Our strategy has proved to be a massive success, and many of our families stay in touch with their past Au Pairs. We have lots of families and Au Pairs willing to share their experiences, so please give us a call today.

We are open seven days a week on 087 716 9155 or 01 281 0954.

All Au Pairs are screened, interviewed and registered with partner agencies in Spain

All Au Pairs are Police vetted (documents provided)
All Au Pairs are medically cleared (documents provided)
All Au Pairs have experience with children
We offer advice when choosing an Au Pair
We offer support and networking opportunities for Au Pairs all over Ireland
We make monthly follow-up calls

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Employment Law - IMPORTANT

Au pairs are not excluded from employment law and enjoy the same protection as domestic workers. The ILO Domestic Workers Convention 2011 (No. 189) defines a domestic worker as any person engaged in domestic work within an employment relationship in or for a household or households. A person who performs domestic work only occasionally or sporadically and not on an occupational basis is not considered a domestic worker. Domestic work is generally accepted to include cleaning, cooking, laundry, childminding, care of elderly or sick family members, gardening and maintenance, driving, and any other duties relating to a household. The use of designations such as 'Au Pair' or other descriptions of arrangements between consenting parties do not in themselves mean that a person working in a home is not an employee under Irish law.

Domestic workers enjoy the same protection under Irish employment legislation as all other legally employed workers. The rights of persons employed in private homes are set out in a Code of Practice, produced by the Labour Relations Commission in consultation with representatives of Social Partners. This document may be viewed or downloaded from the link at the foot of the page. Please click here for more info Publications_Forms/Domestic-Workers-in-Ireland.pdf or contact WRC: Tel: 059 9178990 Lo-call: 1890 80 80 90

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Becoming An Au Pair In Ireland

We offer the best cultural exchange program in Ireland as our Au Pairs get the highest pocket money in Ireland and the UK. It is a great way to learn English and be part of a family. All of our families are carefully chosen and we meet them face to face. Our Au Pairs receive many discounts on a number of services including English classes and accommodation. Please contact us to find out more about this unique experience.

Becoming An Au Pair In Spain

We offer a fantastic opportunity to experience the Spanish culture while being part of a family. All of our families are vetted and pay high pocket money. Many of our Spanish families are based in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Seville. So if your an Irish student looking for a great experience this summer or just some one looking for a change please contact us about our Spanish Programs.

Becoming An Au Pair In USA

​The US Au Pair Program is a great way to sample the USA while learning and being part of a family. ​We take care of everything and all of our families are vetted. The Irish have always had a great relationship with the US. We will even pay $100 towards your flight and look after your visa. Please contact us if you would like more information.

What Client's Say Testimonials

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    We emailed Paul and he did the house call the following day. After a week we got Marinas profile and she joined our family the week after. She is a great Au pair and the whole process was so quick and professional. Well worth it."
    by : The Mc Brides, Co Louth
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    " We are very happy with the service provided by Spanish Au Pair – we were surprised by how quickly we were presented with very high quality candidates and also we found meeting Paul in person very helpful. Tania has settled into our family very quickly – she is kind, intelligent, helpful and has plenty of energy to entertain 2 busy boys. ."
    by : The Keanes in Swords