Au Pair Plus
in Spain

Au Pair Plus in Spain

Be an Au Pair Plus 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

Most Au Pair Plus placements take place during summer months. There is hardly any host families who request an Au Pair Plus during the school year.

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 Plus
in Spain

Want to improve your knowledge of Spanish, as well as experience the Spanish way of life? Well look no further.

With this program you will be able to immerse yourself in the Spanish culture while also gaining a better understanding of the language.

As an Au Pair Plus you will earn more money and have weekends off!

  • Babysitting: Once a week from Monday to Friday
  • 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.

  • Saturdays & Sundays
  • Outside of your work schedule you will be free to manage your own time
40 hours/week: 8 hours/day – Monday to Friday

Most Au Pair Plus placements take place during summer months. There is hardly any host families who request an Au Pair Plus during the school year.

150€/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

150€/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 Plus 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

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Pair

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

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Work Schedule

25 hours or 30 hours/week

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Time Off

1 or 2 days off

Weekly Allowance

80€ or 100€/week

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Babysitting

Once or twice a week -never in a row-

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

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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.