These days, the Au Pair program is very popular in France. It allows foreign students aged 18-26 to live in French families and compensate for their accommodation by looking after children. As a result, foreign students have the opportunity to immerse themselves into the life of a French family, experience the culture of France and the peculiarities of living in this country.
Needless to say, the French don’t take just anyone to their home. If you want to look after children, experience as a teacher or nurse is a great advantage. In addition, the majority of the French have a very strong feelings for their native language and employ those who know it at least at a minimum level. However, it’s important not to generalise: some families gladly accept a foreigner in order to, in turn, improve their English.
The Au-Pair program offers an easy, but rather responsible job. Therefore, in order to create a positive impression with the host family, try to improve your dossier with all kinds of diplomas, awards, papers about your professional experience and a touching motivation letter.
What could be included in the responsibilities of an Au Pair? It’s unlikely that you will be entrusted the care of babies or very young children: in most cases, you will look after school-aged children. If you have a driving license, this will also be a big advantage, because you will have to take the kids to school or out on trips. You will also help them with their homework at home and organise their leisure time. In short, you will replace their parents while they are not at home.
Quartier Latin will help your to organise and collect all the necessary documents both before departure and during your stay in France, and find a suitable family offering a reliable and interesting part-time job.
The price of the service is 900 euros.
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