Top 10 Reasons to Become an Au-Pair
Considering the au pair route but need some persuasion? Check out our 10 reasons you should consider au pairing abroad...
1. You Get Paid
Wages are generally not huge but most jobs include free food and accommodation meaning you will get to save money. You could also get a part time job in your spare time.
2. Cultural Immersion
3. Gain Independence
You'll get to be independent living and working out of yoour comfort zone and away from your home town and country. Entering a new environment will allow you to see yourself, others and life in a totally different perspective.
4. Make a Difference
If you are a great au-pair or mentor you can be sure that your children will never forget you!
5. Learn a Language
A lot of au pair programs include free language programs where you can pick up the local lingo. This is perfect if you have no foreign language skills and very popular with people looking to work as an au pair in Spain and other destinations.
The experiences you gain will be helpful for future life, both career and personally. You'll learn leadership, organisation, adaptability, flexibility, problem solving, time management skills and so many more. You CV / resume will be boosted and this will look fantastic to future employers.
Au pairing can sometimes be tiring and exhausting, but this is a challenge you will relish given your responsibilities. You will gain the ability to work with people from different cultures and children who might be problematic.
You'll make new best friends with locals and other au pairs.
There will be lots of free time to travel and see more of your surroundings or region. You might want to book a tour to make the most of your spare time.
10. No Regrets
The only way to really find out if this role is for you is to apply. There are so many different destinations, our top recommendation is to view our au pair jobs in Europe which is a popular place to search roles.