With who let the children while we are working or dedicated to other tasks? This is a question that plagues many parents, after all, the person chosen must be reliable, enjoy children and being in tune with the family profile. For these and other reasons, AU PAIR IN IRELAND performs work in the judicious selection of candidates. Below, we help to answer frequently asked questions of the families:
Family - What is the advantage of hiring a Brazilian as au pair?
AU PAIR IN IRELAND - The Brazilian, yet have no experience as au pair, are very loving and committed in the relationship with children, because they are accustomed to large families and to taking care of brothers and nephews. Moreover, when they come to study in Ireland, they want to stay at least a year to offset the high investment they made, since the cost of living in the country is high. Therefore, hardly abandon the work in few months. There are cases of au pair indicated by our agency that were up to five years working in the same house.
Family - And they can combine work and studies? What are they doing is legal?
AU PAIR IN IRELAND – Yes. To the Brazilians enter into the country and get a work permit is required that they are enrolled in an accredited school and study at least 15 hours per week. Courses last 12 months and the visa is valid for one year and may be renewed. The school year is divided into six months of classes and six months of holiday and with the visa the Brazilians can legally work 20 hours a week during classes and 40 hours per week during vacations.
Family - What if I do not like the au pair when she starts to work on my house?
AU PAIR IN IRELAND - Due to our careful recruitment, this rarely occurs. But, if so, please let us know that we will find a solution. We recommend a period of at least one month of adaptation.
Family - It is compulsory that the au pair lives in my house?
AU PAIR IN IRELAND - No, who determines it is the family. But remember that greater integration between family and au pair is usually more interesting for both parts.
Family - How a Brazilian with Basic English will deal with my children?
AU PAIR IN IRELAND - This is not a problem. Quickly, with coexistence, communication is coming naturally. But the family may also require candidates with fluent English.
Family – I need to pay something to the agency?
AU PAIR IN IRELAND - All our services for the family are FREE. However, if after all settled with an au pair, the family decides to cancel the contract, shall pay a fee. We also ask that, if necessary, the family help au pair on the day of change. Learn more at Manual for families.
Family - How should I proceed?
AU PAIR IN IRELAND - The family must fill the FAMILY APPLICATION FORM and send us by email. We will contact you at the appropriate time, to arrange interviews with the candidates. This schedule is made subject to an order of priority: for example, if the family fills the registration in January, but will need an au pair from the beginning of March we will only contact you in February. We select up four candidates and we usually mark the interviews on the same day at different times, to streamline the hiring process. We always recommend that the interview be done at home, with the presence of children and spouses, because the interaction between everybody of the house should be taken into account at the time of selection. The final word of the process is always of the family, but she needs to report directly to the AU PAIR IN IRELAND, not to the candidate, on the choice of au pair in 24 hours after the last interview. Learn more at Manual for families.