AU PAIR IN SOUTH AFRICA
Have proof of return airfare
Have medical and travel insurance
Agree not to accept any other form of employment except as aupair.
Have completed the minimum education requirement of her country of origin
Provide a repatriation guarantee
Complete the temporary work permit visa applications forms issued by the embassy.
Au Pair duties can include:
Working 40 hours per week; receiving one and a half days off each week.
Providing alert, responsible childcare.
Involving your host family's children in activities and games that foster positive growth and development.
Preparing meals and snacks for the children, and cleaning up afterwards.
Driving the children to school, lessons, and other appointments and activities.
Picking up the children after school.
Doing the children's laundry, as well as your own.
Making the children's beds.
Straightening the children's rooms. Keeping your own living quarters clean
Host family expects au pair to:
"Observe family "rules, traditions, and curfews" and set a good example for the children.
"Be ready to work at you’re agreed upon start time, showered, dressed and ready to go.
"Immediately inform the host family of any problems or issues that occur while the children are in your care.
"Act responsible at all times.
"Handle situations maturely.
"Be flexible; living with a family requires adapting to new ways of thinking and doing things.
The Host Family: your obligations and responsibilities.
The host family to provide their au pair with:
· A detailed job description, an outline of your au pair's specific responsibilities.
· A reasonable work schedule (up to 45 hours a week, no more than 10 hours a day, 1 ? days off each week), which should be given to your au pair before accepting placement.
· A full weekend (Friday evening through Monday morning) off each month.
· A private bedroom.
· Two weeks paid holiday, at a mutually agreed upon time.
· Fair amounts of time off to allow your au pair to pursue personal interests, attend school, and meet new friends.
· Adult supervision for your au pair's first three days [with either an adult host family member, your previous au pair, or another responsible adult] to help her/him adjust to her/his new environment.