Au pair France
There are many good reasons to be an Au Pair in France. Discover a new culture, meet new people, improve your level of French, share the daily life of a French family, gain valuable childcare experience, have an unforgettable GAP year - to mention but a few.
A private room
Food at every meal time
Work 25 hours max per week
Weekly pocket money: Minimum 320 euros per month
1 day off minimum / week
1 weekend off minimum / month
1 paid week leave every 6 months
Program can be extended to max 2 years duration
*AU PAIR RESPONSIBILITIES*
Play and have fun with the children
Take them to school in the morning and/or collect them from school in the afternoon
Help with or supervise homework
Prepare simple meals
*LIGHT HOUSE WORK DUTIES*
Clean the children’s room(s) and bathroom
Do the children’s laundry
Help the family during meal times
Keep the kitchen clean and tidy after meals
Native English speaker with a knowledge of basic French (school level or A1 Skills level)
Childcare experience (references from 2 different families/organisations)
Single and no dependents
Be in good health and have a clear police record
Unabridged Birth Certificate
South African passport holders (please discuss with your consultant if you are not on a South African passport)
Departures are for January and September as this is when host families look for new Au Pairs.
South African passport holders will need to apply for a visa to be an Au Pair for 1 year in France. Your OVC consultant will assist you with this process.
EU passport holders do not need to apply for a visa.
|Other fees||60 Euros payable on arrival in France|
|Visa fees||99 Euros|
|Airfare (approx)||R10 000|
|Recommended Spending Money||250 Euros|
Contact your nearest OVC office to find out more about the process of kick- starting your GAP year in France as an Au Pair. Our knowledgeable and well-traveled staff will be able to assist with the application and also your visa application when the time comes.
Placements in Paris and the outskirts of Paris.
A placement in Paris is a bit different to elsewhere. Most of the time Parisians live in apartments and have independent accommodation for their Au Pair on the top floor of their building or within walking distance from their home. These rooms are called ‘chambre de service’. An Au Pair who wants to be placed in Paris therefore has to be quite an independent person and be happy not to be with the host family all the time.
Host families who live on the outskirts of Paris are located a maximum of one hour away from Paris center and most of the time 15 to 30 minutes away. The Au Pairs placed in these areas benefit from a more quiet life but can get easily and quickly to the center of Paris. Confident drivers are a must for this location.
Placements in the South of France - experienced and confident driver is a must.
Basic level of French required.
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