An au pair is in charge of taking care of the children. He or she will get food and accommodation provided by the family free of charge, and a small allowance in addition (sort of pocket money). The family must also allow the au pair her time off.
Most of the time, the main reason for coming to Milan is: to learn Italian and get experience abroad. Indeed, au pairing is an ideal way to become fully involved in the Italian way of life! During the time off, the au pair is free for what she wants to do: learning Italian at school or being lazy in Milan.
Au pairs are not professional child minders and will not be a qualified nanny. Au pairs should not be responsible for children under 2 years of age.
There is no set conditions to become an au pair in Milan. However, one will probably prefer girls (it can be boys... but it's rare) between 18 and 27, citizens of the European Union (in order to avoid visa problems) and experience with children is likely to be demanded.
The minimum is 2 months and the au pair cannot stay more than 2 years.
She will have to take care of the children, i.e. :
The family has to welcome the au pair in thinking that she is not an employee but a home help for the children. Therefore they will make sure:
If you want to register as an au pair or as a family, you can contact:
You can also consult:
Usually agencies will ask registration fees from the family, the au pair or both.
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