An au pair is in charge of taking care of the children and lives within the home of the family. The au pair is provided accommodation and meals and a stipend of spending money. The family gains a loving caretaker for their children and an addition to the family. Expats have both found work, and employed au pairs.
Being an au pair is not common in Malaysia. Few families seek caretakers on popular au pair websites, as they often seek local nannies through recommendations from friends and family.
There are not any au pair agencies that specialize in bringing foreign au pairs to Malaysia, meaning you must search for host families on your own, through forums, classifieds websites, or self-serve internet portals.
Typically, families want their au pair to
In addition to these requirements, it is common for families to ask for non-smoking, possession of driver's license, responsible or non-drinkers, and for females. Many au pair families prefer native English speakers. Some agencies may also require time spent tutoring.
Again, there are is no standard for au pairing in Malaysia, so the au pair and the family must come to terms of agreement on their own.
Traditionally, the family is expected to welcome the au pair as an important part of the family, ensuring that:
If hired through an agency, the agency usually guides the au pair through the process.
For more information on visas in general, consult the section on "Passport and Visas".
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