OM-Au Pair will provide you with the necessary support to ensure your time in China is successful. From your application documents and visa application to airport pick up and support while in China, we will work to make your transition seamless and your experience the adventure of a lifetime.
Details of Au pair program
Families looking to hire an Au Pair want to expose their children to the English language as well as widen their cultural education. You will work with OM-Au Pair prior to departure to ensure that you are matched with a suitable family. There are 3 different program lengths to choose from; three months or six months or more. You can also extend your stay up to 12 months once you are in China and loving it! One of the great things about being an Au Pair is the variety of responsibilities it offers. Each host family is unique and has their own schedules, traditions and hobbies - no Au Pair experience would be exactly the same. OM-Au Pair will strive to match you with your host family based on shared interests and expectations as part of your individual service.
Wherever you're located, your local coordinator will create social opportunities so you can meet other Au Pairs. Your assigned coordinator will ensure that you make friends with others in your area, so you always have groups to hang out with in the local coffee shop! There will also be organized trips to see the local sites and explore the wonders China has to offer. You will be going through your arrival orientation with other Au Pairs and will spend this quality time together as you adjust to life in China. You will also be able to meet up with your new friends at your Mandarin lessons and culture courses.
You will work as an Au Pair for 25-30 hours per week, with responsibilities such as playing with children, taking them to and from school and preparing snacks for them. The main purpose of the position is to develop the English language skills, of those you are Au Pairing, through tutoring and conversation. You will be a role model for the children in your care and they will look up to you for guidance and support. As part of the Au Pair program, you will receive 4 class-hours of Mandarin classes per week stay. Having the ability to speak the worlds most widely spoken language will certainly enhance your CV for future employers and will give you a competitive edge. With additional support of a small classroom size and great teachers, your Chinese will improve at a fast rate.
NEED TO KNOW
Location & Accommodation
>>> Many Au Pairs are located in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing, Shenzhen, but there are many more Chinese cities available
>>> Chinese families typically live in big, gated apartment complexes
>>> You will have your own bedroom and will normally share a bathroom
>>> It is normal for three generations of the same family to live together in the family home
When you arrive in China, you will train alongside new Au Pairs and will learn everything you need to know about your placement. Your local coordinator will be in contact with you throughout your placement to provide you with full support. Your coordinator will provide you with the contact details of the other Au Pairs in the surrounding area so you can arrange social events with new friends during your time off.
Arrival & Orientation
Living big cities in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen，Guangzhou，Hangzhou，Suzhou or other big cigties, confortable bedroom and meals provided by host family. You will also receive a monthly pocket money, and plenty of time to understand fascinating China.
Choose a city
After landing in China you will have Au Pair training before arriving host family. This will equip you with the skills needed to be a successful Au Pair and gives you time to adjust to a new culture.
You will be welcomed into a new home with open arms as you adjust to family life in China. Proudly home to some of the oldest historical wonders of the world, this program will enable you to gain an insight into this fascinating country.
HOW TO START
What will my life as an Au pair in China
You need to be between the ages of 17 and 32
You must have at least graduated High School
You must be fluent in English (without a strong regional accent)
You should ideally have some form of childcare or babysitting experience
You should be in good health and physically fit
You must have a clean criminal record
Have a strong interest in China and a willingness to be open minded
Age & Required Experience
>> A monthly pocket money at least 1,500RMB/month
>> Arrival and return flight tickets reimbursement depending on the stay term(or we don’t cover flights, but pay 1000RMB(about 143usd) per month for your flights allowance )
>> Accident and medical insurance
>> High Quality Mandarin classes
>> Separate room with WIFI, three meals same as Chinese family
>> Support from the agency during the whole stay period.
>> Opportunity to travel with the host family to other cities.
>> Various cultural activities with other aupairs.
>> Necessary visa documentation for your application
>> Airport pick-up upon arrival
>> 24/7 emergency phone number in China
>> Mobile SIM card with 50RMB of initial credit
>> Transportation Card with 50RMB of initial credit
>> Assigned coordinator
WHEN & HOW TO APPLY
The program is open year round, however we recommend you apply as early in advance of when you wish to go as you can.
We have regular projects of 3, 6, and 12 months, also we can customize your projects according to your available time.
We also have short term projects for summer and winter vacations, usually 6 weeks to 2 months.
A: It's usually about 2 weeks, If you have a specific city or some special requirements, it may take longer.
We suggest you apply early so you will have more opportunities to choose a family.
Q. How long does the process take to find me a host family?
We want everyone’s trip to be fun, enriching and most of all safe. Heading on an Au Pair programmer with OM-Au Pair you can rest assured that you'll be going in to a loving family that has been thoroughly vetted and interviewed.
We ask each Au Pair to provide a minimum of two childcare references, a police background check issued within the last 6 months and a declaration of full health. We ask all of our families to do the same. Our placement team also visit the family homes to ensure they are suitable, comfortable and safe to host international Au Pairs.
OM-Au Pair along with our international Au Pair placement teams, provide 24/7 support for all of our Au Pairs. We ensure everyone is fully prepared for their trip with a comprehensive pre-departure guide, advice and orientation where applicable.
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