Au-Pair in Spain
Au-Pair in Spain
Becoming an Au-Pair in Spain offers you a lot of advantages. Spanish is one of the most spoken languages around the world, with over 470 million native speakers. It is also the official language in 20 countries. The best way to learn it is to work as an Au-Pair in Spain!
During your experience, you can discover a new culture and travel to cities like Barcelona, Sevilla and Madrid. And of course, you will be able to enjoy the Spanish lifestyle. You need more reasons to start the Au-Pair program? Here you are:
- pocket money paid by the Host Family
- free board and accommodation
- the option to attend a language course
- language exposure by native speakers
- gain experience in childcare and add a valuable point to your CV
Au-Pair in Spain: Facts & info
- Age: 18-30 years old
- Length of stay: 3-12 Months
- Working hours: 30 hours per week
- Holiday: You will get 4 free weeks during a 12 months stay. You will also have at least one day off each week. Once a month, this day should be a Sunday.
- Traveling expenses: covered by the Au-Pair
- Insurance: You need to register with the National Health Service and Social Services (“Social Security”). If you are from a European Union member country, you can apply for the European Health Insurance Card. Otherwise, you will need to get a private insurance.
- Pocket money: 210-280 € per month.
- Visa requirements: If you have a EU citizenship you do not require a visa. In other cases, you will either need an Au-Pair visa or a Student visa with a work permit.
“I was totally excited to be in the Host Country and wondered about so many things, but I love the country, the region, the culture, the language and the people. During these months Spain became a home away from home.” – Larissa, Au-Pair in Spain
Some Au-Pair agencies organize information meetings for all those who want to discover more about the program in Spain.
To help you get ready for your trip, agencies also offer workshops in which you will learn more about the daily life of an Au-Pair and your responsibilities. You will get ideas for children games and get advice on how to deal with homesickness and adapt to your new home. Get your chance to also talk about your worries, if you have any, and feel free to ask as many questions as possible.
If your agency does not offer such an event you can get the most important information from the website of AuPair.com though. Have a look at their Wiki section since this will explain a lot!