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General information about our positions
Please note that this is only a small selection of our available positions and the positions change weekly. Once you have sent us your application form, we will be able to tell you exactly what positions we have that would suit you. In addition, we also have hundreds of positions through our partner agencies.
Please note that you must either be an EU passport holder or have a visa for the country you wish to work in to apply for our positions! We cannot help with the visa process for non-EU nationalities.
Nanny positions available
Nanny to Dublin, Ireland
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Hours: 40-45 per week
Gross salary: 3 464–3 900 € per month
Start date: ASAP
Duration: Long-term position, a minimum of 2 years’ commitment ideal
Language skills: Good/fluent English
Driving licence: No
Age of children: Twins aged 2,5 years and a baby aged 7 months
Accommodation: Live out or if live in, a private bedroom with wifi and a bathroom shared with the children
Description: The family lives in a safe suburb, within walking distance of green spaces and the sea and 15-20 mins to the centre of Dublin by public transportation. They are looking for a full-time, English-speaking nanny to look after their three young children. The twins will attend preschool for three hours each day.
The working hours are Mon-Fri 9 am to 5 pm. The duties include basic care of the children, providing educational activities, taking the twins to and from preschool, cooking healthy meals for children, doing the children’s laundry and ironing, and keeping the kitchen and the children’s belongings tidy and clean. Travel with the family 2-3 times per year is also expected, all expenses paid.
The family is keen to learn more about and follow the Finnish early childhood pedagogy, therefore you must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in ECEC in Finland. You must have a current first aid and CPR certificate or a willingness to acquire one. A minimum of 3 years of recent work experience with babies and toddlers, with excellent checkable references, is required for this role.
You will be supported and provided resources you identify as necessary to enrich the pedagogical development of the children. The children are happy, friendly, and interested in the simple things in life – nature, walking, books, art, music, and love. Teaching the children new languages is also encouraged.
The family will provide you with flights to/from Dublin, a return flight home once or twice per year, and a monthly travel pass for public transportation. If you wish to live in, you will have a double bedroom and a shared bathroom in the family home. The current live-in nanny warmly recommends working for and living with this family!
Governess (private teacher) positions available
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Au Pair positions available
ENGLISH-SPEAKING AU PAIR TO FINLAND
Location: Espoo, Finland
Hours: 25 per week
Pocket money: 520-606 € per month + benefits (see text)
Start date: ASAP
Duration: Until mid/end June 2023 + possibility to extend stay
Language skills: Good English; willingness to learn Finnish would be ideal
Driving licence: No
Age of children: 6, 8, and 10 years
Accommodation: A private room in a large house with the grandparents near the family home
Description: The family lives in a suburb, about 30 minutes from Helsinki by public transportation. They have three school-aged children who enjoy various activities from sports to arts, dance, and music. If you are able to play basketball or sing and play music with the children, you will be a perfect fit for this family.
Your working hours are Mon-Fri 7-9 am and 3-6 pm. In the morning, you will help get the children ready for school. In the afternoon, you will help take children to their activities or entertain them with activities at home or outdoors, check that the children have done their homework, and cook dinner for the children. You will also help with light household duties, such as keeping the kitchen tidy and clean, encouraging the children to tidy up their rooms and belongings, and doing the children’s laundry.
The family is looking for an active Au Pair who loves spending time with the children. You would be expected to communicate with the children in English to improve their language skills but it would be ideal if you were also willing to learn Finnish. The family is very outdoorsy and will invite you along to their local outings and trips to their cottage and to cruises, for example.
You will have a private room in a large house with the grandparents near the family home. You are also welcome to spend time with the family at their home. The family will pay for your flights to and from Finland, a language course, and a local SIM card. If you drive, you are welcome to use a family car also on the weekends. If you do not drive, a bike can be provided. To apply, you must have an EU passport to work in Finland as we cannot help with the potentially lengthy visa process.
FINNISH-SPEAKING AU PAIR TO GERMANY
Location: Tübingen, Germany
Hours: 25 per week
Pocket money: 280 € per month + benefits (see text)
Start date: ASAP
Duration: 6-12 months
Language skills: Fluent Finnish and basic to average English or German
Driving licence: No
Age of children: 16 months and 3,5 years
Accommodation: Separate furnished studio flat
Description: The family lives in a small village outside of Tübingen, about one hour by train from Stuttgart. They looking for a Finnish speaker to help with the language development of their children. Both children attend a nursery daily. You will mostly be in charge of the eldest child, the parents will drop off and pick up the youngest child from the nursery.
The working day consists of 2 hours in the morning, getting the children ready and taking the eldest child to the nursery (within walking distance), and then picking the child up around 2 pm and looking after and entertaining the child for 3 hours, including serving a pre-prepared meal. The eldest child is a social and active child who enjoys imaginative play, being read stories, drawing, and outdoor play at the nearby park. The family does not expect you to do any housework, other than tidying up after children’s activities and keeping the kitchen tidy and clean.
The family offers a separate furnished studio flat nearby (10 min by bike which the family will lend you to use). Benefits also include a contribution toward flights (50 %) and language class (50 € per month). You can eat at the family home and the family will also provide food for your own flat. You are also welcome to join the family on trips and outings around the area. They are also happy to teach you German, should you wish to learn or improve your skills.
Finnish-Speaking Au Pair to New York
Location: New York, USA
Hours: Up to 45 hours per week
Pocket money: $300–400 per week (the normal pocket money for Au Pairs in the U.S. appr. $200)
Start date: 1 June 2023
Duration: 12 months (with the possibility to extend for 6, 9 or 12 months)
Language skills: Fluent Finnish and good spoken English
Driving licence: Yes
Age of children: 2 and 6 years
Accommodation: Spacious bedroom with TV and internet and private bathroom on the top floor
Description: A Finnish/American family living in a quiet, safe suburb just 30 minutes by train from Manhattan. The family language is English but they would love a Finnish-speaking Au Pair to help the children learn more Finnish. The family understands that you are there to improve your English skills and will support you in this.
The eldest child is in kindergarten and the youngest in daycare. You will work mornings (7–9 am) to get the children ready and to take them to school and daycare. In the afternoons and evenings, you will be expected to provide the children with some structured activities.
Your duties also include cooking for the children and light household duties, such as keeping the kitchen and the children’s rooms tidy and clean and doing the children’s laundry. Some weekend work is also expected as the parents sometimes work on weekends. You will get a minimum of 1,5 days off per week and one full weekend off per month.
Currently, the eldest child enjoys sports and outdoor play, whilst the youngest likes reading and drawing. As a family, they like to go to museums, to the beach, to the movies, out to eat, and to the pool club for swimming. You will be welcome to join their family activities and can also take the children to the pool club when working.
The family has two small, friendly dogs so, unfortunately, you can’t apply if you are allergic to dogs. You will not need to look after the dogs though.
You will have your own large bedroom with a queen-sized bed, TV with many streaming services, DVD, internet, and lots of storage as well as a private bathroom. There is also a car for you to use in your spare time.
To get a visa as an Au Pair, you must submit your application to the U.S. agency chosen by the family. You will receive flights, insurance during your stay, Au Pair training and introduction to America, tuition fees to attend college classes and much more as the family will pay for your programme fee.
You can apply to become this family’s Au Pair if you fulfil the programme requirements:
- You are 18–26 years old
- You have a minimum of 200 hours of recent, non-family childcare experience
- You have a valid driving license and a clean driving record
- You are a secondary school graduate or equivalent
- You have a good standard of spoken English skills
- You have never been convicted of a criminal offence
- You are unmarried with no spouse or dependents
- You can commit to spending a year living with an American family
To apply for this position, please email a Dear Family letter introducing yourself and explaining your childcare experience and why you would be a good fit for this family to email@example.com. Selected applicants will then be asked to send documents verifying that they fulfil the programme requirements above.