Au Pair Placements
Phoenix Au Pairs
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An au pair is a single person aged between 17 and 27 years, or even older for mother's help positions, who provides household help in exchange for board and lodging. They may live for up to 2 years with an English-speaking family, where they must be given their own room.
Since one of the main purposes of their visit to the UK is to learn English and experience British culture at first hand, au pairs must be allowed to register with a local college, if they wish to support their studies. However, some candidates are happier to improve their conversational English skills just through living with an English-speaking family.
We provide 3 types of au pairs, in accordance to your family needs:
Basic Au Pair
A basic au pair is a person aged between 18 and 27 years old, with a low to intermediate level of English. They have childcare experience, mainly babysitting, with children aged 4-12+ years old. They can be drivers or non-drivers. In most of the cases, they experience the Au Pair Programme for the first time.
A basic au pair will work 25 hours per week. In exchange they will get accommodation and meals from your family and pocket money will be at least £75 per week.
Please note that basic au pairs are not trained child-minders and it is not recommended that they are left in the sole charge of a baby.
Au Pair Plus
The main differences between a basic au pair and an au pair plus are:
- they have experience with children over 2 years old, mainly babysitting. We do not recommend that they are left in the sole charge of very young children - 2-5 years old.
- the level of English – from intermediate to good
- they might have experienced the Au Pair Programme before
- weekly working hours are 35
- minimum pocket money is £95 per week
Please note that au pairs are not trained child-minders and it is not recommended that they are left in the sole charge of a baby.
A mother’s help is a person aged over 23 years old, with an intermediate to excellent level of English. They can be drivers or non-drivers. They are experienced with all age groups of children and can be left in the sole charge of a baby.
They will work 40 to 45 hours per week and their minimum pocket money starts from £140 up.
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