Would you like to host an Au Pair?

Rules that you need to know:

 

FAMILY DOCUMENTS

• Interested applicants should carefully fill in the application form. This, and all other required documents, will be submitted to the au pair. These documents are NECESSARY for placement.  They must be completed in english and sent in 10 days after requested.
• Copy of your valid passport or identity cards (both parents).
• Photo of parents and children.
Family application form;
• Family description (hobbies and interests etc) 
• Acceptance coupon of the au pair agreement and privacy policy 

 

For non-Community countries citizens who want to come to Italy :
It is necessary for the host families to request a clearance released from SUI - immigrateion local office- filling the model N.
Both (au pair and host family) must agree in writing, preferably before the au pair leaves the country, the l rights and obligations. A copy of this contract will be produced on request at the immigration office, which will assess the regularity in order to obtain the clearance. You can find more information and download the model N at the following link: http://bit.ly/allaPari
Because au pairs come as au pair for cultural reasons, they do not need a work permit. The family will declare that they are not working, but they are living in the family for cultural reasons. For Visa and any other document required, the au pair must provide them by herself before she leaves her home country.
Travelling expenses from and to her country are as a rule, not covered by the family.

 

Who can host an au pair?

Families with at least 1 child younger than 18 may be host families. Single parents may host an au pair, too.

Au pair requirements:

• Age: from 18 to 30 years old 
• Experience with children
 Availability: 3/6 month, 6/9 months or 12/24 months. During summer it's possible to find families for a shorter period.
• Period: from 1 month to 24 
• Work hours / free time: depend on chosen formula 

There are four different formulas

 WORK HOURSFREE TIMEPOCKET MONEY
DEMI PAIR 15 hours, 5 days per week for 3 hours per day 2-3 nights baby-sitting 2  free days per week and every night 150 € a month
DEMI PAIR PLUS 20 hours, 5 days a week for 4 daily hours, 2 nights baby-sitting 2 free full days and 3 free nights 240 € a month
AU PAIR 30 hours, 6 days per week for 5 hours per day, 2-3 nights per week baby-sitting usually 2 full free days (Saturday and Sunday)  + 2-3 free afternoons and 3-4 free nights 320 € a month
AU PAIR PLUS 40 hours per week 2-3 nights per week babysitting 1 full free day and 3, 4 free nights per week 400 € a month
 

The various types of au pair can be adapted to the specific needs of the family, in agreement with the au pair, always respecting the basic conditions. Any other changes should always be agreed upon in advance with the au pair and our agency. You are strongly advised to observe, as far as possible, the subdivisions listed above.

Au Pair will receive the following family documents:

• Detailed profile of the family
• Photos
• A letter of introduction with the family description
• Signed agreement: a contract containing the commitments that both parts must respect

VADEMECUM FAMILY

Au pair duties:
childcare: wake children up in the morning, prepare breakfast for them, and other simple meals, dress them and take them to school or accompany out for a walk. The au pair will watch them during their sport activities, help with their homework, play with them (invent new role-plays, sing songs, read books for them, watch TV together), and teach basic language if requested.  Light house work: keep your own bedroom clean, and look after the children's things. The au pair should help wash the dishes, or put them into the dish washer. The au pair is not supposed to take care of the general house cleaning. 

WORK HOURS AND POCKET MONEY
Both sides are free to come to an agreement about the amount of allowance the au pair will receive.  This is generally a minimum of € 120,00 per month (demi pair) and  a maximum of € 300 per month (au pair plus).

PERIOD OF STAY
As a general rule, au pairs spend on average 3-6-9-12 months with the family. In some cases this period can be shorter (1-1½- 2-3 months is possible during the summer, from May to September), but during the year it is seldom less than 6 months. The maximum is 24 months.

DEPARTURE DATES
The best period for departure if you wish to stay for more than 6 months would be September, January, and March. If you wish to stay for 2,3 months, then a departure in June or early July would be best. However, it's almost always possible to arrange departures in other months of the year.

SUMMER HOLIDAYS
During the summer, the demand for au pairs increases. We suggest, therefore, to be a bit more flexible about the Au pair. During children's summer holidays, the family often needs more hours, but will often give to au pair a higher allowance. Families often ask the au pair to go on holiday with them.

HOLIDAYS
For each 6 months of work, the host family must give the au pair two paid weeks free. Besides this, all national holidays are free.

LEISURE TIME
The Au Pair will have lot of free time: several hours during the day and at least one day completely free - often all weekend - and almost every night. You will have to focus the work commitment during the day and avoid fragmenting it. The au pair needs to have time for socio-cultural and recreational activities, and to be able to follow a language course.

LANGUAGE COURSES
It is usually possible to attend part-time language courses. The family will show the au pair the nearest and cheapest school. During the summer it is not always possible to match work schedules with school schedules, because part-time courses are rarely available . We strongly advise the au pair to attend a language course. The au pair will have the opportunity to meet other students easily and in addition to this, improve her/his language skills.

TRAVEL EXPENSES
Travelling expenses from and to Au Pair's country and language courses are, as a rule, not covered by the family. We recommend that au pairs leave their country with enough money to cover these costs and othercosts that could occur. The family will pick au pairs  up at the airport or, if this is not possible, will pay for any extra costs for arriving at home. We strongly recommend the family to pick the au pair up on her/his arrival at the airport or train station.

HEALTH INSURANCE FOR AU PAIRS
The E111 form ensure free basic medical treatment should you need it. According to the Department of Health information (updated in 2000), `If you are an EEA national going to work in another EEA country as an au pair or nanny for up to 12 months, you are entitled to a E111 form.' The E-111 (called the `E-one-eleven') is a certificate of entitlement to medical treatment in other member states. The application form is contained inside leaflet T6 mentioned above. Whereas ordinary tourists can have the form stamped and activated at their local post office, people who are intending to work abroad should send the application to the Contributions Office. Unfortunately they can take a long time to reply, so write off as early as possible. Take several photocopies of the certificate since in some countries you need to hand over a copy of the E-111 to any doctor or chemist with whom you deal. Private insurances against accidents are however recommended, although left at the au pair discretion.

 

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