frequently asked questions
A program au pair plus is different from an au pair program in working hours (more hours/week) and it might also include some other tasks. Therefore, the pocket money for au pair plus is higher. For example, in Great Britain it is 90+ GBpounds for 30-35 hours/week.
In Germany, there isn’t any au pair plus program.
Yes, although it could take longer for them to find a hosting family.
All European Union citizens can obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
You can get it by contacting the health insurance institution where you are insured and which is responsible for covering your healthcare costs. So, you can benefit from emergency medical treatment and care when you are temporarily abroad.
In Great Britain:
families facilitate your registration in their health center with your EHIC.
families help you with health insurance.
families offer health as well as accident insurance.
use of European Health Insurance Card.
You’ll find those under “tasks”, depending on the country of your choice, in “COUNTRIES”.
Generally, tasks have to do with childcare, for example:
-wake children up, help them dress, playtime, a walk in the park, book reading, put them to bed
-transportation to/from school, homework
-wash children’s clothes, keeping their room clean and tidy
-preparing children’s breakfast, light meals or snacks
-keeping your room clean and tidy, as well as kitchen and bathroom cleaning after use
*Details should be discussed and agreed between you and the hosting family.
A basic knowledge of the language, so that you can communicate with the family and other people is fine.
In Spain, a very good knowledge of English or German might also be desired (especially for summer au pair).
If you can’t solve it through discussion, you should address to us, as well as to our coworkers there. We will help you to find a solution. If not, we might need to find a different host family for you.
Anyway, you should inform us and our coworkers immediately.
There are regular meetings in every country. Their location and number may vary.
It depends on the school, the course, the area, or the country.
2 x week in some schools of English language in Great Britain is 190Pounds per term.
1 lesson every week could cost 250 Euros per semester in Germany.
You’ll find details at “program cost” in the country of your choice.
Our coworkers are members of IAPA (International Au Pair Association) and BAPAA (British Au Pair Association), with many years experience that ensures the standards of the program as well as a secure environment in the hosting families. They work in a regular basis with many of the hosting families.
In any case, we -and our coworkers in the country you have chosen- will be by your side. Please, inform us, if any problem occurs.