Learn Spanish in Spain

au pair in spain

Children in parkAu pairs are international students who work and live with a Spanish family helping out with the children. The programme is based on the idea of a cultural exchange as the Host Family welcomes the Au Pair as a family member, not as an employee or boarder. The Au Pair is included in family outings, holiday celebrations and other events whenever possible


requirements to apply

Caixa Forum, Madrid
  • Be women aged 18 to 30
  • Must be able to communicate in English or Spanish
  • Must enjoy and have experience in childcare
  • Be a non-smoker or be willing to refrain from smoking at home
  • Be in good health
  • Be a good-tempered and flexible person
  • Be polite and respectful of the host family´s rules and habits
  • Enjoy getting to know other cultures and languages

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accommodation & board

Full board 7 days a week and accommodation in your own private room.

Details of the accommodation will be provided with the placement offer.

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weekly allowance


In exchange of your 30 hours a week childcare you will receive:

  • 70 Euros per week if the family lives in the city centre.
  • 80 euros per week if they live in the outskirts.

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work schedule & time off

Little girl

The au pair will work 30 hours a week.

The work schedule depends on the family´s needs; the usual timetable being 5 hours a day for a 6 day working week with 1 day off, or 6 hours a day for a 5 day working week with 2 days off. 2 babystting evenings per week.

Please, bare in mind during school holidays you may be requested to extend your work schedule. In that case your Host Family will pay you extra.

Au pairs are entitled to one paid holiday week after a 6 months stay, and two paid holiday weeks after a 12 month stay. Dates should be agreed with your host family.

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Congreso Madrid

The au pair's duties will include providing their host family with child care, preparing the children´s meals, taking care of their clothes, driving/taking them to and from school and other appointments and in some cases assisting them with their English, French or German.

Bare in mind that Club RCI´s `Au Pair in Spain´ programme has been carefully designed for our students, taking into account their well-being and ensuring they have enough time to study, attend a course and get to explore the area, meet with friends, etc.

The au pair will never be asked to do heavy household chores as 90% of our host families have a cleaner in charge of such duties and some of them are live-in staff. However, the au pair will be expected to take a reasonable role with day to day household chores, such as helping to prepare meals, washing up, general tidying, helping to set up the table, etc

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The au pair will be expected to keep your room tidy and in a reasonable state.

The au pair is responsible for phone bill and other personal expenses.

The au pair is expected to respect the rules and routines of the host family and be polite to them.

During summer months the au pair may be asked to join the family at their holiday destination.

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starting dates & length of stay

Central Madrid

You are welcome to join the programme at any time throughout the year. The exact arrival date in Spain will be agreed and confirmed by your host family. Your stay as an au pair can begin at any given date, depending on existing vacancies as well as your skills, childcare experience and -if required- ability to drive.

Summer stays cover June, July and August. You could choose to stay 1, 2 or the 3 of these months. Please, bare in mind it might be difficult to attend Spanish classes during summertime due to your work schedule.

The minimum stay during the school period is 6 months, except in the case of English native speakers, where the minimum stay is 3 months.

Applicants from Australia, New Zealand, USA and South Africa wishing to stay in Spain for periods longer than 3 months, please check our visas section on "Other Details".

Non EU citizens could extend their stay If they enroll on course, making them eligible for a student visa as long as they enroll before arriving to Spain. Please, check special deals on Spanish courses for our applicants, should you like us to enroll you on a course.

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programme fee & what is included

Programme fee

The placement fee is payable once your placement is confirmed and should be paid before the date of your arrival to Spain.

21 % VAT included in placement fee.

Special offer: Travelling with a friend

If you and a friend would like to apply for the programme together, you should take advantage of our special `Travelling with a friend´25 % discount. Just simply tick the appropiate box and type his or her name in the field provided in the application form upon applying.

Check Club RCI grants! You might be entitled to apply and get the placement fee for free.

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programme includes:

  • accommodation and daily meals 7 days a week
  • weekly allowance -70/80 Euros a week-
  • assistance and advice with host family placements
  • assistance and advice during your stay in Spain
  • welcome pack with complete information via e-mail
  • social programme in our au pair club
  • airport pick-up

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other details

American au pair and kid

Check our "Other Details" section to find out about:

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Why booking through Club RCI

We would love to welcome you to Spain and Club RCI.

Interested? Apply now!

Madrid´s lively Gran Vía

Not sure which programme to go for? Get an overview to help you decide.

If you and a friend are applying together, you both get a 25% discount on application fee.

Check out the grants for our programmes. You may qualify!

Club RCI in partnership with Inhispania, a prestigious language school dedicated exclusively to teaching Spanish as a foreign language, offers our applicants a special deal.

Avi International insurance; special rates for our applicants

If you haven´t got insurance, you might interested on checking Avi International´s special rates for our participants.

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Interested? Apply now!