We mainly recruit British au pairs, but we also recruit from the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, France, Germany. All our au pairs are native English, French or German speakers.
between 18 – 30
Length of stay:
A minimum of 3 months and should not exceed 12 months
As an au pair you must ensure that you have health insurance before leaving for Argentina.
Hours and holidays:
The family will discuss with you of the hours that you will work; normally it is 5 hours a day 25 hours a week. If you work over 25 hours a week, the family will pay you overtime. Ensure that you are awake and ready to start work at the time requested. You may also be requested to baby-sit up to 2 evenings per week.
For every 6 months you work you will be given a week holiday. If you are with the family for more than 6 months you will be entitled to a weeks paid holiday.
As a full time Au Pair (25 hours a week) you will receive at least $450 Argentine pesos a week pocket money which is about £50. Along with this you will get full board and lodging. If you are live out you will receive a higher payment to put towards board and lodging. As a part time au pair you will be paid an hourly salary.
Termination of employment:
The first 30 days of employment constitute a probationary period, during which you can terminate your contract, giving at least three days’ notice. After the probationary period, the contract can be terminated, giving at least two weeks notice. The termination notice must be given in writing. However, you shall continue to perform your work during this period with the same diligence as before.
In case that you wish to leave prematurely, we ask that you try to give the family at least 2 weeks notice. If this is not possible please give as much notice as you can.
It is the responsibility of the au pair to obtain visas and other work permits
On arrival we will give you our welcome pack. Included in this is:
- A SIM card
- A guide to Buenos Aires
- Details on how to meet other au pairs and events and activities we organise
- Various discounts for day trips, restaurants, bars and other activities
- Guidance and advice on finding a language school
We understand that adjusting to a new culture, language and lifestyle can difficult. For that reason Au Pair in Argentina offers constant support and advice throughout your stay to ensure you and the family have a fantastic experience.
If you would like to apply please complete a registration form below or under the au pair section and email it back to us along with:
An up to date CV
An up to date medical certificate
An up to date CRB or police check
2 references NOT FROM FAMILY MEMBERS
2 Colour photos
And a letter to your future host family
My name is …. I was born in 19… in (country) I live with. I have (brothers and sisters, names and occupations)
(Some basic information about yourself – your hobbies, interests, cooking, sewing, camping, cycling, swimming, etc. What would you like to do when you return home – study/continue with your studies/find a job in what?)
I have childcare experience with (ages of children you have cared for, boys or girls) (Add some information on what you did with the children, from caring for them, bathing, feeding, changing nappies to going for walks, to the park, swimming, singing, dancing, painting etc)
I would like to be an au pair in Argentina because (of the culture, to learn the language, see the country – Perito Moreno, Tango, Polo etc.)
(Some information on why you think you would be a good au pair for the family – you love being with children and are patient, kind, understanding, fun, creative, sporty etc)
With best wishes