Au Pairs

Au pairs are a highly affordable childcare option who can stay with your family for up to 6-12 months dependent on their Visa.

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The extra pair of helping hands at such an affordable price makes an au pair a popular choice in Australia. Typically a young person from an overseas country who has travelled to Australia to experience our culture, an au pair assists their host families with caring for children and light housekeeping duties in return for room and board plus weekly pocket money. Au pairs are also great help as companions for the elderly. Please note: au pairs are not recommended for sole charge of children under 2.

Seniors Au Pairs

This option is very affordable for elderly people mainly seeking companionship and light help around the home and with meals. Au pairs aren’t typically experienced or qualified in senior care, are generally foreign and can only stay with you for a maximum of 6 to12 months, so they may suit someone only requiring short-term assistance or who is happy to have several au pairs across the years.

For more support for seniors, see also Home and Community Care

PRICE LIST

  • Au Pair Basic
  • Scope: No or limited experience
  • Activation fee: $200
  • Placement Fee: $500
  • TOTAL FEE: $700
  • Au Pair Gold
  • Scope: Experienced au pair
  • Activation fee: $200
  • Placement Fee: $600
  • TOTAL FEE: $800
  • Au Pair Temp
  • Scope: Up to 3-month placement
  • Activation fee: $200
  • Placement Fee: $400
  • TOTAL FEE: $600
  • Seniors Au Pair Basic
  • Scope: No or limited experience
  • Activation fee: $200
  • Placement Fee: $500
  • TOTAL FEE: $700
  • Seniors Au Pair Gold
  • Scope: Experienced
  • Activation fee: $200
  • Placement Fee: $600
  • TOTAL FEE: $800
  • Seniors Au Pair Temp
  • Scope: Up to 3-month placement
  • Activation fee: $200
  • Placement Fee: $400
  • TOTAL FEE: $600

Note: The activation fee is non-refundable.
Processing fees apply for Visa & Mastercard, Amex, Diners & Debit transactions.

Our guarantee to you:

In the first 4 weeks after your nanny/carer starts working for your family, if things don’t work out as expected, you are entitled to ONE free replacement (where we place a new nanny/carer with you). Click here to read our “Refunds and Cancellations Policy” for further details.  Please note that the replacement period does not apply to temp placements or any placements lasting 3 months or less.

T&C’s

Safekeeping CQ does NOT recommend sole charge of children under 2 years old be carried out by someone without a relevant qualification or minimum 6 months paid experience with children under 2 within a care setting. This is up to the families and Safekeeping CQ will not be held responsible for your decision.

Ideally, we require 4-6 weeks to find and finalise placements. At Safekeeping CQ, we like to be as thorough as possible! If it is an URGENT placement we will try our best to find someone within the time frame given – just let us know your requirements.

Please remember we DO NOT EMPLOY your Au Pair/s: we are an introduction/referral agency only.

To employ an Au Pair, you must provide:

  • Full board for your au pair in their own furnished private bedroom
  • All meals
  • Approximately 1.5 to 2 days off per week (these do not have to be consecutive days but one day must be a weekend day unless otherwise agreed)
  • Guaranteed accommodation and meet the above conditions: E.g. if the family goes on holidays and chooses not to take their Au Pair with them, the Au Pair is still entitled to their wage and must be able to stay in the family’s house.
  • Criminal history checks for all adults that are residing in the household prior to placement to ensure the safety of the Live-In employee.

We also recommend offering a ‘Completion Incentive’ to help ensure your Au Pair stays for the agreed timeframe. Examples of completion incentives include paying for their ongoing flights once their contract is finished with you or paying your Au Pair a $500 completion bonus.

(These are suggestions only.)

Temp positions or anything 3 months and under DO NOT include the replacement guarantee.