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How Much Pocket Money Do I Pay My Au Pair?

Pocket money guidelines

 

The au pair pocket money should be equal to the average cost of 'room and board' in a home stay program. So you can save money with au pair fixed costs regardless of the number of children. 


The amount of au pair pocket money and working hours shouldn't contradict the principles of cultural exchange supported by the au pair program. We advise you to keep the number of working hours at the level of not more than 35. Weekends are better kept free. 


Remember that your au pair needs some free time to spend it with friends and explore Australia. Pocket money and working hours are your sole responsibility, though Au Pair Australia will offer you a guide for proper treatment. When you decide on how much au pair pocket money to allocate from the budget, you should consider any extra cost for help in the evenings, during holidays or special care for a sick child.

 

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 Au Pair Pocket Money

Basic category and Au pair Australia category

  • 4-5 days per week – approx. 5-6 hours per day – most weeks 25-30 hours per week, occasionally up to 35
  • Assistance with childcare;  doing school drop offs pickups, playtime and assistance with homework
  • Some babysitting and light housework
  • Free time minimum 2 full days per week, most weekends
  • $7 /hr
  • Up to 30 hours -minimum $210 per week
    Most families usually  pay $250-$300
  • for up to 35 hours per week. Pocket money minimum $250,
  • for up to 40 hours per week. Pocket money minimum $280, recommended $300

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 Au Pair Pocket Money


Au Pair Plus and Au pair Professional

  • They have more experience,
    can be given more responsibility
  • Are ideal for busy families with 3 or
    more children
  • May provide limited sole care for babies 12mths -24 months
  • Au pair Professional- have a more
    experience and completed education in
    teaching or early childhood studies or has previous employment in a formal childcare setting.

 

  • $8 /hr
  • Up to 30 hours -minimum $240 per week
    Most families usually  pay $300

 

  • for up to 35 hours per week. Pocket money minimum $280,

  • for up to 40 hours per week. Pocket money minimum $320, recommended $350