This program is full through arrivals in August 2022. If you can wait and arrive anytime from September 2022 and into 2023 we can place you.
Live-In Childcare Assistant In The UK
If you're looking to be a live-in childcare assistant to a loving host family in the UK (Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England), look no further.
If you like working with children, becoming a Live-In Childcare Assistant in the UK immerses you between 25.5 and 35 hours each week as a live-in childcare assistant to a loving UK host family.
Improve your self-confidence, learn flexibility and leadership skills, experience life in a new culture, work legally in another country, make life-long friends.
Key Information To Consider
Where Is The Program?
This program is all over the UK, which includes England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
When Can I Go?
This program operates all year-'round. Your actual start date will be worked out in advance with your host family.
How long can I stay?
The minimum length that you can stay is 12 months. The maximum length is five years or when you turn 27 ... whichever comes first.
How Much Will I Make?
Earn between £593.78 ($832 USD) to £836.58 ($1,184) per month plus a private bedroom, all meals, and health insurance.
How Many Hours A Week Will I Work?
You will work between 25.5 and 35 hours a week. But, anything over 25.5 hours, you'll be paid £6.07 ($8.55 USD) per hour additional.
What If I'm Not A Native English Speaker?
If you're not a native English speaker, simply take a government-approved English proficiency test and receive a minimum CEFR score of B1.
Do You Qualify For This Unique Opportunity?
Can you be available for a family in the UK (Northern Ireland, England, Wales, or Scotland) for a minimum of one year? This is the least amount of time you can stay, and depending on your age, you can stay as long as five years.
If you are not a native English speaker, you will need to take an English exam. The minimum level of English proficiency is B1 on the CEFR scale. This is a governmental requirement to receive a visa. Please be advised there is a UK Government approved list of English Proficiency Exams and they could cost anywhere from £100 and £200. If you are a native English speaker, you do not need to take the exam.
Do you have £624 ($890 USD) to pay the Embassy when you get your visa? This is the amount the UK Government requires you to pay for a year of National Health Insurance. It must be paid for in advance of receiving your visa. You will receive 50% of this back six months into the program and the other 50% at the end of the program. This is a UK Government requirement and cannot be waived.
To obtain the Skilled Workers Visa, you must be between the ages of 18 and 26. You can be 26 when you apply. Once you reach 27, you will have to transition out of the program.
Can you provide 2 childcare references and 1 character reference?
The UK Government will require you to pay a Biometric enrollment (fingerprinting, etc.) of £19.20 (27 USD). This fee is not reimbursed.
Will your Criminal Background Check be clear when we run it? And, will you be able to provide a medical history?
Welcoming Host Family
With Many Benefits
A generous monthly salary, private bedroom, all meals included and health insurance.
Great Locations In The UK
Live in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland
And because your visa can be renewed up to five times, you could live in each country before heading home.
Further Your Education
Opportunity To Get A UK Education
Working 25.5 hours a week gives you time to further your education if you want.
Make Friends From Around The World
Connect With Other Childcare Assistants
You'll have ample opportunities to meet other participants from all over the work and make lifelong friends.
- No Application Fee
What's Included In The Fee?
The Skilled Workers Visa
Spend a year working legally in the UK with the ability to renew your visa for up to five years. With GeoVisions Foundation, you will not have to pay for the Certificate of Sponsorship, the Visa Immigration Charge, and the Visa Application fee. That's a total of £1,173 ($1,658 USD) you don't have to pay for your visa.
Visa regulations require you to pay £624 ($882 USD) for your National Health insurance at the time of your visa application. We will refund to you this fee 50% at six months and the other 50% when the program ends. That means you will be reimbursed 100% for your health insurance, which covers all of your health care visits and one eye exam annually.
Non-Native English Speakers Are Welcome
Non-native English speakers with a B1 or better CEFR score on a government-approved English Proficiency Test can qualify, from any country. Just take the approved test (there may be a cost to you) and provide your official score report with B1 or better. A great opportunity to learn and perfect your English.
Letter Of Support Maintenance
You will be exempt from the UK Immigration requirement to show you have at least £1,270 ($1,795 USD) in your bank account to show you can support yourself in the UK. The GeoVisions Foundation will provide you a "letter of support maintenance." You will be exempt from this requirement with that letter.
Experience The British Culture
Work one year in England. Then if you decide to stay, perhaps you will want to move to Wales. Maybe you'll then want to live for a year in Scotland and finally end up in Northern Ireland! Have a legal work experience in the UK that will enhance your CV/resume. Meet new friends from around the world.
Support throughout your stay in the UK with a local agency (your visa sponsor). Work 25.5 to 35 hours per week. An additional hourly rate is paid at £6.07 per hour ($8.58 USD) with a maximum of 20 additional hours per week.
Get Paid By Payroll
You won't miss a paycheck because GeoVisions Foundation makes sure you're paid through a payroll service with direct deposit. Never have to wait on your host family to pay you.
Accidents happen. So, to make sure you're protected 24/7, GeoVisions Foundation makes sure you're covered with a liability insurance policy, protecting you if you ever need it. We pay that coverage for you.
Free Private Bedroom and All Meals
Accommodation and food are provided by your host family.
Great Salary & Benefits
Earn £593.78 per month ($832 USD) plus a private bedroom, all meals, and health insurance for 25.5 hours per week. If you work longer hours, you'll be paid £6.07 ($8.55 USD) per hour over 25.5 hours.
Study Or Gain Other Certifications
There will be multiple opportunities to study and gain a recognized UK qualification -- but that is not required.
Items Not Included, Plus Info On Refunds And Cancellation
- Airfare to the UK.
- £19.20 ($27 US) for your biometric card.
- Criminal background check in your country, which costs between $20 and $50.
- English proficiency exam for non-native English speakers, between $50 and $100.
- Your program fee of $999.
*Our refund and cancellation policy is very simple:
- Your initial $350 program deposit will be deducted from the overall program fee. This program deposit is non-refundable, except in the unlikely event that we are unable to offer you a placement on the program (in this case you will receive a full refund.
- If you cancel for any reason after you have paid the $350 program deposit, that full deposit is non-refundable.
The remainder of the program fee ($649) will be due when your application is finished and submitted to host family placement and matching.
- If you cancel after your placement is confirmed and within 90-days prior to the program start date, you will not receive a refund.
- If you cancel after your placement is confirmed and outside 90-days prior to the program start date, you will receive a refund less your $350 program deposit.
- No portion of program fees will be refunded after the program begins. If you end your program earlier than anticipated, no portion of the program fees will be refunded.
*Applies only to candidates without an approved recruiting agent in their country.
Frequently Asked Quetions
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What are the program and the host families like?
What if issues arise with my host family after I’m abroad?
Can I take college classes while on the program?
What does applying for the Skilled Worker's Visa entail?
Will I have a contract listing my hours, pay, vacation, and how I'll get paid?
Do I need an international driver’s permit?
Should I bring my U.S. phone with me?
Do I need to buy a roundtrip flight?
Why do I have to pay a program fee?
"This is normally where we place program reviews. But this program is new in the UK ... no one has ever offered it before. In the meantime, feel free to click here to see hundreds of independent reviews for our other programs. This program is approved by the British Government for the Skilled Workers Visa. We will post reviews when childcare assistants begin returning after their program."
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