What is an Au-Pair for Kids programme?
The Au-Pair for kids programme combines taking care of kids, aged 3-12 and participating in English Language classes twice a week.
Au pairs are placed in a family in south Dublin (within walking or bus distance of the school) and take English classes two evenings per week. Au pairs are encouraged to take the Cambridge exam course; however general English classes are available. Au pairs are required to pay three months in advance.
How to Apply?
Classes are organised by the Au Pair Study Agency and take place two evenings per week. The time of the classes depends on the family schedule and the level of the student.
Cambridge exam classes run over two evenings per week for a total of six classes per week and include free classes. We do encourage our students, once they achieve an intermediate level of English, to do a Cambridge Certificate examination. This gives the Au pair a challenging educational objective while also allowing the opportunity to acquire an internationally recognised English language qualification.
General English courses are available for students of a lower level and run for 4 classes per week over two evenings. All Au pairs should do a pre course assessment before arriving in Ireland and need to advise us if they wish to attend a Cambridge exam course or General English course.
The Au pair must pay for three months classes before arriving and this is NON-REFUNDABLE. Au pairs must attend class.
What qualifications do Au pairs require?
Any experience in a ‘career’ capacity will really help. Au pairs must have some relevant experience and/or knowledge of how to treat and care for kids. A driver’s license and First Aid Certificate are very helpful but not essential.
Au pairs will receive
A place to sleep and three meals a day (prepared by the Au pair). They will have the opportunity to improve their English by speaking with a native speaker.
Au pair for Kids
Au-Pair Companion (30h/week) - €90/week
Au-Pair Minder (35h/week) - €100/week
Au-Pair Plus (40h/week) - €115/week
Demi Au pair for Kids
Demi Au-Pair Companion (15h/week) - €50/week
Demi Au-Pair Minder (20h/week) - €55/week
Demi Au-Pair Plus (25h/week) - €70-80/week