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Why choose Spanish Au Pair?

We add a more personal touch with our selection. All of our Au Pairs are vetted, checked and references verified. Our Au Pair profiles usually have between 7 – 10 documents which include proof of education, criminal health check, copy of passport, verified childcare references and any other documents that they feel are important for the role. We also only place Au Pairs who have a genuine interest in working with children.

What are the fees?

We offer many different options for families depending on their needs
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Why we deal with only Spanish Au Pairs?

There are many Spanish Au Pairs in Ireland. There is a huge Spanish network in Ireland. They settle very well and are very like the Irish. They are very family orientated and are very social. They also rarely get home sick as it is only two hours on a plane home. They enjoy going out on day trips at weekends and they love to sample the Irish culture.
Are they vetted?
All profiles are vetted, medically cleared and all references are double checked by us. We work with agencies in Spain to try and get the best match for everyone.
What pocket money do they receive?
Our Au Pairs are the highest paid in Europe and receive between €175 – €220 per week and our Au Pairs work no more than 30 hours. We are very proud to say we are the First Au Pair Agency in Ireland to advise higher pocket money and our placements are a huge success.

Happy Au Pair = Happy Children = Happy Home.

Our Au pairs do not do more that 30 hours + a nights baby sitting.

How long does the process take?

Depending on requirements it can take anything from one week to four weeks. Please be as specific in your questionnaire as possible. The Au Pair and family choose each other as we try and get everyones interests matching.

Tips for Skype Interviews

We advise 3 Skype interviews. Usually Au Pairs are nervous during the first interview so please speak slowly. The second Skype interview get the children involved and the when reaching the third Skype everyone is happy with the match and discuss terms.

Expectations for Au Pairs and Families?

Please remember that this is a cultural exchange program and it is important for all Au Pairs to sample everything about the Irish culture. The food, sport, places and everything else that makes us Irish. Many Au Pairs do their own thing at the weekend with other Au pairs but feel free to invite to join you for some activities at the weekend if you feel they would enjoy it. The Au pairs also teach children some Spanish and thankfully many of our families stay in touch with their past Au Pairs for many years after they go back to Spain.

Au Pair Duties

Au Pairs are generally there for an extra pair of hands around the house.
– They can assist with getting the children ready in the morning.
– Preparing light snacks
– School drop offs
– School pick ups
– Light housework
– Tidying up the childrens toys
– Helping with the childrens laundry
– Helping with homework

Do you place in Rural areas?

Yes we do once there are English classes within 30 minutes of the house. We do our research on your area and see if there are English classes and other Au Pairs. They will need to drive if there is not a bus stop close to the area.

Do we pick them up from the airport?

Yes this is very important as first impressions last. The Au Pairs pays for their flight over.

Will they get information on the area?

We send all of our Au Pairs an Au Pair information pack about their area and put them in touch with other au pairs. We also have links on thinks to do aod their area.

What days to they get off?

All bank holidays and 2 days a week. Our Au Pairs never work on Sundays and have another day of during the week which is usually Saturdays.

When can they attend English classes?

Usually they attend night classes as it suits Au Pairs and families The typical schedule is 7pm – 9 pm for classes. We will send them all that information about their area.

What happens if there are issues?

Please sit down and talk about issues straight away. Also let us know as soon as issues begin to appear and if they cant be resolved we can do a house visit and have a chat with both parties.

What happens if issues cannot be resolved?

Please sit down and talk about issues straight away. Also let us know as soon as issues begin to appear and if they cant be resolved we can do a house visit and have a chat with both parties.

What happens if issues cannot be resolved?

If issues cant be resolved we investigate the cause and then we can get a replacement if we can find a match. If the issues are the families fault such as hours or pocket money issues the Au Pair will be moved as soon as possible.

How long is a placement?

Usually it depends on the families needs and the average placement is 9 – 12 months with many staying on longer. This gives great stability to families and Au Pairs.

When are we available?

We are available seven days a week if there are any questions our families or Au Pairs want to ask us. Just drop us a call or an email.

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Do you have any questions?

Contact our SpanishAuPair team by phone or email. We will be more than happy to help you.

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