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.
All Au Pairs are screened, interviewed and registered with partner agencies in Spain:
- Crèche experience in Spain
- Childcare experience
- Intermediate English
- First aid
- All documents are checked and supplied
- Driving license if desired