Why is there a placement fee?
Over the years we have met au pairs who have had horrible experiences when they thought they are going into a fantastic overseas au pair job only to find out the family where they were living was not screened, families dismissed au pairs routinely without paying them, and there was no one to turn to for help and support. No one to look out for them.
At GeoVisions, we have pre-screened the families and the position and in some cases, we have placed au pairs with that family before. We make sure you're being paid the highest salary possible. We provide an orientation prior to your arrival via email, and we provide a person in Ireland to help you and to be there for you. You will meet other au pairs just like you. In fact, if your placement doesn't work out, we will move you to another family or another part of Ireland (based on circumstances).
Au Pairs in Ireland Must
- Be a current post secondary school student or a recent college graduate (within a year). Currently Au Pairs on this program must be female.
- We can currently take Au Pairs from the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
- Have previous childcare/babysitting experience, and a genuine love of children.
- Be able to commit to at least 6 months as an au pair.
- Provide a medical reference and a background check.
- Be interviewed by phone or Skype to be accepted by the family.
- Have driving experience and an international driver's license.
- Have references from childcare experience.
- Obtain an IWT visa.
Au Pairs in Ireland Receive
- Placement with a carefully screened family.
- A private room and full board.
- A stipend of approximately 85-100 Euros/week for 35 hours of childcare.
- Some families may give a 200-500 Euro bonus at the completion of your program.
- The possibility to use the family’s car.
- At least one full day and one half day off per week.
- Au Pairs will receive 2 weeks of paid holiday per year.
- Medical and accident insurance coverage.
- All au pairs will normally have weekends free unless specifically agreed otherwise.
Au Pair Responsibilities Include
- Living with the host family as a member of the family and the desire for a strong cross-cultural relationship.
- Irish families can be large, with up to 4-5 children.
- Helping with babysitting, child care and light household duties.
- Adjusting to the Irish culture and customs, while sharing your culture with the host family.
- Occupying the children in an interesting and creative way, reading books to them, taking them for a walk, taking them to bed, preparing simple meals, taking them to school, etc.
To Learn More
- Check out our Online Community for au pair journals, photos and videos.
- Join the conversation on our Facebook fan page.
- Check out our GeoVisions Au Pair Pinterest Board.