Au Pair in Spain

Au Pair in Spain

Be an Au Pair in Spain!

Help with children, light housework and with English, French or German

Who Can Apply

  • Males or females aged 18 – 30 years old
  • You enjoy working with children and have childcare experience
  • You are able to communicate in Spanish or English
NATIONALITIES

We accept participants from:
EU (Schengen area), UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA, and South Africa.

Starting Dates

ALL YEAR ROUND

You are welcome to join the program
at any time throughout the year.
The exact arrival date in Spain will be agreed
upon and confirmed by your host family.

Your stay can begin at any given date, depending on existing vacancies as well as your skills, childcare experience and (if required) ability to drive, etc

Length of Stays

SUMMER STAYS
June, July and August.

You could choose to stay 1, 2 or all 3 of these months.
REST OF THE YEAR

Minimum stay during the school period is 3-6 months, although most host families prefer longer stays from 9 to 12 months.

Au Pair
in Spain

Becoming an Au Pair in Spain is the perfect way to make new friends and learn or improve your Spanish language skills.

This intercultural experience is a great way to help others improve or learn your native language, and gain insight into Spanish culture. If you’re looking for a safe and supportive way to experience Spain—this program is the way to go!

  • Babysitting: Once or twice a week -never 2 nights in a row-
  • Child care, preparing children´s meals. taking care of their clothes, driving/taking them to school and other appointments, etc.
  • In most cases assisting them with their English, French or German
  • Keep your room clean and tidy
  • Respect the familys’ rules

 

You 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 participant will be expected to take a reasonable role with day to day household chores, such as helping to prepare meals, helping to set up the table, put dishes in the dishwasher, general tidying up of the children´s stuff, etc.

  • 2 days a week If you work 5 hours daily
  • 1 or 2 days off in a row If you work 6 hours/daily
  • Outside of your work schedule you will be free to manage your own time

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

Depending on the family´s needs:

  • 25 hours/week
  • 30 hours/week

 

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Please, keep in mind that during school holidays you may be requested to extend your work schedule. In that case your host family will pay you extra.

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

Depending on your weekly hours of work:

  • 25 hour: 80€/week
  • 30 hours: 100€/week

Includes

Assistance & Advice

When applying and with Host Family Placements.

Booking & enrolment

in a Spanish Course (should you like to attend one)

Student visa

We supply you with the documents needed and guidance through the applying process (should you need one)

In-Country Support

Throughout your stay in Spain

Airport Pick-up

If you arrive within reasonable hours

Accommodation

In your own private room

Full Board

7 days a week

Weekly Allowance

- 25 hours: 80€/Week
- 30 hours: 100€/Week

Welcome Pack

With tons of useful info sent via email

Access to FB Group

Where you can meet other participants in your area

24 hours Emergency Phone

I WANT TO BE AN

Au Pair in Spain

Locations
in Spain

Medical
& Travel
Insurance

Visas &
Nationalites

Spanish 
Course

Learn Spanish in an excellent Private school in Central Madrid with special rates for our participants

Meet Jordan from the UK

Jordan tells us abour her experience in Spain

Check the other programs out

Teach
& Play

Help with children and with English, French or German

Study, Work and Travel in Spain

Work Schedule

20 h/week: 5 hours a day from M- F

Study, Work and Travel in Spain

Time Off

Saturdays & Sundays

Weekly Allowance

60€/week

Study, Work and Travel in Spain

Babysitting

Once a week from Monday to Friday

Au Pair
Plus

Help with children, light housework and with English, French or German

Study, Work and Travel in Spain

Work Schedule

40 h/week: 8 hours a day from M- F

Study, Work and Travel in Spain

Time Off

Saturdays & Sundays

Weekly Allowance

150€/week

Study, Work and Travel in Spain

Babysitting

Once a week from Monday to Friday

Tutor
ing

Teach & Conversation in English, French or German

Study, Work and Travel in Spain

Work Schedule

15 h/week: 3 hours a day from M- F

Study, Work and Travel in Spain

Time Off

Saturdays & Sundays

Weekly Allowance

NO

Study, Work and Travel in Spain

Babysitting

NO

FAQs

No!

Don’t worry about being fluent in the language, we just ask that you get to grips with the basics before you go. Not only does this demonstrate to the family a willingness to learn but it also makes settling in that bit easier.

You’ll be matched once you’ve completed all required documents. Please be aware that it will take from 1-8 weeks to be matched, as we want to ensure we match you to the right family. Smaller Earth will notify you each time a family has requested to interview you.


Interviews with families will take place over Skype and it’s advisable you chat to them at least twice to ensure you feel comfortable and have asked them any questions you may have.


You may only Skype with one family before the match is confirmed, or it may several families – it’s all perfectly normal and is different per Participant.

Absolutely! In fact we can’t encourage this enough. Once you have been matched, it’s a good idea to email or call the family a few times before you depart just to maintain regular contact.
Absolutely!

In fact we can’t encourage this enough. Once you have been matched, it’s a good idea to email or call the family a few times before you depart just to maintain regular contact.

Most interviews are conducted via Skype – so make sure you have a good internet connection and a webcam.

Hopefully this situation won’t arise due to the screening of your application. Club RCI have a lot of experience interviewing Participants and we know what families look for.

You can let us know if you have a location preference, but please note that this isn’t guaranteed. We prefer to avoid matching Participants and Host Families purely based on location; instead we try to match your interests, hobbies and experience. Remember that you will have plenty of time to socialise on your time off and explore all that Spain has to offer. So, if you’d love to go to a different city for a weekend, you can get planning with your new friends!

The fee is due only once your match with a Host Family has been confirmed.

The program fee does not include flights. However, you should be able to find cheap and reasonable flights with low budget airlines.

Families will usually pay you in cash. If you have another preferred way of being paid, this is something you can discuss with them in more detail once your match has been confirmed.


– Only applicable to Au Pair, Au Pair Plus and Teach & Play programmes. Tutors DO NOT get a weekly allowance-

We accept participants from:
  • EU (Schengen area): Citizens from EU countries from the Schengen area do not require a visa, regardless of the length of stay.
  • UK
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • USA and
  • South Africa.
The following nationalities can stay for up to 90 days in Spain without a Visa:
  • UK
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • USA and
  • South Africa.
Applicants wishing to stay for longer periods than 3 months should get a student visa by enrolling in a Spanish course prior to leaving their home country. Please check our special deals on Spanish courses should you wish us to enroll you in a course.