A caring au pair placement service is provided for youths aged between 18 and 25. Au pairs must have at least a pre-intermediate level English and basic conversation skills together with some experience of minding children. Au pairs are carefully matched with families who require help with children and housework.
Au pairs come to school in Linguaviva and can also benefit from all the school facilities as well as a special rate for classes. Linguaviva’s au pair co-ordinator will look after any problems that may arise and give advice to both au pairs and families in this regard.
This is an ideal way for students wishing to stay for a long time in the country to learn the language. Please do remember, however, that it will not be a holiday and that free time for both study & enjoyment will be limited. It is absolutely essential that you like children and have experience with child minding.
EU au pairs are not required to be on duty for more than 35 hours per week excluding evening baby-sitting, which is a maximum of two nights.
EU au pairs must have two fixed half days free (Tuesday & Thursday) when they attend English classes in the afternoons and socialise in the evenings.
Non-EU au pairs: An au pair is not required to be on duty for more than 20 hours per week excluding evening baby-sitting, which is a maximum of two nights.
Non-EU au pairs attend class every morning from 9am – 1pm for the duration of their stay.
Sundays are usually free (all day plus evening) as well as Bank Holidays.