Family Personal Details
|Total number of children in your family:||1|
|Ages of the kids:||14 months (May 2021)|
|Families with babies under the age of two:||Please note Au pairs do not take care of infants, an Au pair is not a qualified nanny, some of our au pairs have baby experience and are willing to care a baby as long as you give her some training on her arrival and do not expect her to be fully experienced with babies as they are not nannies.|
Do you need the au pair to care for your baby?
|Will you be at home?
|Do you need the au pair to be managing all children the whole time? At what times:||Mum is a shift worker, so times will be differing. Care will be required whilst mum and dad are both at work. Hours can be from 4-9hrs.|
|If you have several children, plus a young baby, is the au pair expected to care all children and the baby? Please give details||Young child will be needed to be cared for. He is 14 months old.|
|Father’s occupation:||Livestock Agent|
|Mother’s occupation:||Registered Midwife|
|Which language is mainly spoken at home?||English|
|Are you a single parent?||No|
|Is a baby expected?||No|
|The Family Home|
|Describe the area you live in as some au pairs have preferences for specific regions.
|The closest town is Horsham where general grocery, household and essential shopping items can be purchased.
Melbourne (major city) is 3.5 hours by train
Adelaide is a 4hrs drive.
Halls Gap is a 40 mins drive.
|Do you live in a Big City, Small Town or Countryside:||
|Do you live in a remote area? If you live in a small town are there enough activities for her to do?||Yes, we live on a 14 acre property. We are only a short drive from many tourist destinations.|
|Some au pairs may have an allergy to pet hair
Do you have any pets, if so please describe where are they kept at home
|We have 4 working dogs (Kelpies) that live outside, 1 Spoodle (hyper-allergenic) puppy that lives inside, sheep/lambs around the property and chickens.|
|Please describe your home and accommodation for example number of bedrooms, bathrooms, garden, facilities such as dishwasher, swimming pool, domestic help,etc||We live in a rural property on 14 acres. The home has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. We have a wood fire for heating and ducted cooling for summer. One lounge room. There is a dishwasher, washing machine and dryer available for use.|
|Please describe the Aupair’s accommodation (e.g. own bathroom, television, radio, dressing table, computer, etc)||Own bungaloo accommodation separate to house with private ensuite. There is a TV, bar fridge and cooking facilities inside. Built in robe and chest of drawers for clothing. There is a heating and cooling system available for use.|
|How far is the local bus stop or train station?||25 mins drive to train station. Buses available around area.|
|How far is the nearest beach?||We have many rivers/lakes around area. Nearest beach would be Warrnambool which is a 2.5hr drive.|
|Preferred starting date: (month)||As soon as possible|
|Nationalities; We are limited to a certain number of countries that au pairs, can come from. We cannot take girls from just any country as there are no au pair visas to Australia. The applicants have to come in on a Working Holiday Visa.
The accepted countries under this visa are:
|Do you require girls from an specific nationality only? if yes, which one?||No preference|
|Will you accept a male au pair?||Preferably not|
|Do you require an au pair with driving license?||Not essential|
|Would you consider non driver au pairs as well?||Yes|
|Please note that an au pair is not a housekeeper, her main duty is to care your children, to ensure the success of her stay with you is important no to over burden them.|
|Please mark which of these duties your au pair will be expected to do|
|Wash up/clear after meals||Yes||Ironing||No|
|Prepare kids meals (not cooking for family)||Yes||Driving children||Not essential|
|laundry||Not essential||Supervise bedtime||No|
|Grocery shopping||No||Supervise homework||No|
|Occasional Vacuum||Yes||Bathing children||No|
|Help with pets||Sometimes|
|About the job|
|Please describe your family for example: active/busy/quiet,likes/dislikes, special needs, health problems||Busy full time working parents. In our spare time we are either working around the home on the property or at our 200 acres. Dad loves fishing and will take the boat out regularly, often taking trips down to Warrnambool/Portland. Mum loves exploring on her days off and will often go for drives to nearest markets.|
|How many hours per week would the Au pair work?
(up to 40 per week)
|Dad works full time Monday to Friday. Mum works shift work Monday to Sunday. Au Pair would be required to assist with care needs of the baby while both parents are at work. Hours are dependent on roster, minimum 10 hours per week up to 40 hours.|
|Pocket money per week offered, minimum weekly stipend of $7 AUD per hour||Yes|
|Please describe her duties and working hours from Monday to Friday: (please note that au pairs should have most weekends free to catch up with other au pairs and avoid homesick)||Providing care to our child, including feeding, playing, settling for naps and general tidy up.|
|Would you let the au pair to study some hours during the day to improve her English?||Yes of course|
|Au pairs are entitled to one of the following:
Au pair Bonus: End of stay bonus
In addition to the weekly pocket money, host families pay a $500 end of stay bonus, on completion of the 6 month program.