Childcare International Support

Support

The service offered by Childcare International is ongoing.

Throughout your candidate’s stay in Britain regular contact will be maintained to ensure a successful placement.

  • On arrival every candidate will receive a "Welcome Pack" which will include:
  • A Welcome to the UK booklet
  • Tourist information
  • Safety information
  • A list of friends
  • Recommended language schools
  • Log-In information for the BAPAA au pair friends mobile app
  • Details on membership of the interactive BAPAA au pair friends website
  • A UK mobile sim card

Each successful placement will depend on mutual understanding and open communication between both parties.   We are committed to ensure that the candidate and host family enjoy the best possible experience and we are available to assist whenever necessary.


Our Get-Togethers

Throughout the year we organise "Get-Togethers" at a central location in London so that our childcarers can meet and make new friends. These meetings also provide an opportunity for the au pairs to meet us in person and to discuss how their stay is progressing. Often guest speakers come along to talk to the au pairs on interesting topics. In addition, together with a well-known Student Tour Company we offer a programme of outings to well known places of interest and a representative attends our meetings to explain the current programme of excursions.

For a small fee they can experience the fascinating culture and history of such places as Cambridge, Oxford, Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon and Windsor, or they can enjoy a longer weekend tour and go pony-trekking through the beautiful scenery of the Welsh countryside or walk in the breathtaking mountains of Scotland. We are all very aware of how hard it can be to settle into a new country and a new family and by providing a ready made circle of friends for support, your au pair, mother's help or nanny will adjust more happily to her new lifestyle.


Au Pair Core Skills Training Course

Childcare International is proud to offer the BabyEm on-line Au Pair Core Skills Training Course to our host families which provides candidates with a useful tool to enhance their experience. 

The platform can be accessed through the BabyEm website at: http://babyem.co.uk/au-pair-core-skills-training

Cost: £50 for BAPAA members
Course content:

Module 1: Working as an Au Pair
    • Role of an Au Pair
    • Routine and Time Management

Module 2: Child Safety
    • Child Safety in the home
    • Fire Safety
    • Child Safety outside the home
    • First Aid and Medical

Module 3: Healthy eating
    • Learning through cooking
    • Fussy eating
    • Food safety & hygiene
    • Allergies & intolerences

Module 4: Child development and activities
    • Child Development
    • Activities for children

Module 5: Building relationships with your host family
    • First few days
    • Communicating effectively with parents
    • Understanding what is expected of you

Module 6: Caring for babies and young children safely
    • How to hold a baby safely
    • Nappy changing
    • Feeding babies
    • Hygiene in the home
    • Bed time

Module 7: Managing behaviour


Language Courses

Au Pairs generally attend language courses for maybe two or three sessions per week. There are many good language schools for foreign students across the UK and courses are booked on arrival. Even with a high standard of English we find that au pairs benefit from the experience and enjoy meeting other students living locally.

Many of the language schools also arrange activities and outings to places of interest. We will be happy to give any assistance to you and your au pair in selecting a convenient course