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By living with a carefully selected family as an au pair/nanny you will be able to work with children and really taste the "Australian way of life".   We have three exciting programmes to offer you with varying programme fees, all with the security of an agency both in Australia and in England.

Option 1 - Fly directly to the host family which you have chosen yourself through our recommendations.  Be welcomed by our local agency with full support throughout your stay.

Option 2 -  Start your adventure with a 2 night hostel stay (breakfast included) with welcome and information sessions provided.  A chance to get over jet lag and start to make international friends.  Airport transfer included.  Join your pre-arranged host family on day three!

Option 3 -  Something quite different!  An Outback experience earning approximately AUS $700 per week, food and accommodation provided.  Whilst this programme fee is seemingly much higher, you will have every opportunity to save a substantial amount for your ongoing travel plans.  This programme is great for those who enjoy farm life and animals away from the concrete jungle.   Please read our Outback section for more information.

Whichever programme you choose you will make new friends from around the world, safe in the knowledge that we are there to care for you and ensure that your stay is all you have dreamed of!

Your host family in Australia will be chosen by you before you leave the UK. You will be given every opportunity to speak with, skype, email and exchange photos and information with those families who appear to be a suitable match for your requirements and our Team will always be on hand to give any advice you may require. Together with our Australian partner agencies, we are able to offer you a pre-arranged family in or around SYDNEY, MELBOURNE, PERTH, BRISBANE, ADELAIDE, BYRON BAY, THE GOLD COAST or even ALICE SPRINGS!

In Australia an Au Pair is expected to work between 25 - 45 hours per week. Salary is approximately AUS $140 - $350 (depending on experience and on the hours worked)  free board and lodging. Lots of free time!

An Au Pair has usually had some experience in childcare but has had no formal training. We would require a minimum of 50 hours of childcare experience but 100  plus hours preferred.

A qualified Nanny can earn between AUS $250 - $400 per week plus full board and lodging (subject to experience and hours worked). A qualified nanny will normally expect to have 'sole charge' of the children in her care and will be responsible for their general well-being.

Length of Stay: Our families always prefer a   6 month placement which will allow plenty of opportunity for onward travel.  (1 year Working Holiday Visa).

Driving: It is preferable for you to hold a current driving licence. Without this your choice of families is limited.

Benefits:  Two weeks paid leave per 6 month placement and end of stay bonus of AUS$250 - $500.

Visa:  A Working Holiday Visa will be required for this programme (available for UK citizens and other permitted nationals).
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To be eligible you must:

  • Be between 18 - 30 years and 11 months old
  • Have no dependent children 
  • Must not have previously entered Australia on a Working Holiday Visa Travel

Childcare International will be pleased to offer you assistance on all aspects of travel arrangements and insurance.  In conjunction with a leading tour operator your entire trip can be planned.

Why choose us?

  • Friends from day one!
  • No financial worries concerning accommodation
  • Free board and lodging
  • Full support of our local representative to help you with your every need 

Contact us now for full information on this amazing experience. Whilst many travellers work in other fields, this programme offers you a fantastic opportunity to experience Australian family life in a secure setting, with no further worries about accommodation costs.

Please complete the brief Applicant Contact Form so that an information pack can be sent to you.

Check out our Childcare in Australia video!

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