Au Pair Programs
AU PAIR IN SPAIN is the perfect option to study and travel in Spain. You spend from 1 to 3 months (mainly in summer time but also during school year) up to 1 year living with a spanish host family and caring for their children.
You can choose from the following programs depending on your needs or preferences:
You do: 25/30 hours per week caring for the children, doing light housework and teaching your language to the children/family. You may help up to 6 hours a day, 5 days a week from Monday to Friday. You may be required to baby-sit once or twice a week at night, but never during consecutive days (if the family goes out on Fridays, the au pair would go out on Saturday or viceversa). You are not supposed to babysitt during your free days unless you have agreed previously with the family. During bank holidays or when the kids are sick at home, you may be required to provide extra help to the family, in exchange, you will also get extra pocket money or aditional free days.
You get: 70 € per week approx as pocket money if you live downtown or 80 € per week if you live on the outskirts. Free private room and full board to be provided by the Host Family during 7 days a week. Time available to attend Spanish courses and participate in cultural and other educational opportunities.
Free time and holidays: Complete weekends normally, Saturdat and Sunday off. Sometimes families require to work on Saturday morning. The host family will provide 1 week paid vacation for 6 months of service or 2 weeks for 12 months of service.
Travel costs/ Language course: The au pair is responsible for the costs of her/his travel, travel insurance and language courses.
This program offers the same benefits as the standard program but with the following differences:
You assist the family during 8 hours a day, 5 days a week (40 hours per week). You will get free weekends and more pocket money, around 90€ per week if you live downtown or 100 € per week if you live on the outskirts.
You assist the family during 2-3 hours a day, 5 days a week (15 hours per week), mainly for language lessons and conversation purposes. You will get a free private room and full board, free weekend, but no pocket money. It is the best option for language assistants that work in Spanish schools and already receive wages for their work. There are many families requiring this option.