France is at the top of the travel bucket list for numerous adventurers, and rightfully so. The Country boasts captivating history, architecture, art, charm, and unique cuisine. While Paris often takes center stage, it’s essential not to underestimate the attraction of other French cities!
The Au Pair Experience
The Au Pair experience duration is either 6 or 12 months. Hopscotch Travel ensures you’re placed with a safe host family, enabling you to immerse yourself authentically in French living. Host families offer accommodation (a private room within their home) and meals during your entire stay.
- 18-29 years old
- Extensive childcare experience
- Grade 12 or equivalent
- Understand and speak English well
- Commit for 6 or 12 months
- Be in good health. Only non-smokers are accepted
- A valid Passport (or proof that you have applied for one)
- Unmarried & no kids of your own
- No criminal record
- Work roughly 25 hours per week
- Transport the children to and from school and arrange playdates
- Prepare meals
- Assist with homework
- Assist with general child-related chores, such as laundry, tidying the children’s bedrooms and play areas
Included in this experience:
COSTS PAID BEFORE DEPARTURE
SIGN UP FEE (non refundable): R 1,500
PLACEMENT FEE: R 9,000
VISA: R 2,700
RETURN FLIGHT: R 15,000
REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS (police clearance, medical and passport): R 1500
FRENCH LANGUAGE COURSE: R 6,812
* 3 month French language course is not mandatory
The amounts shown above are estimates and may very according to price changes.
How to apply
The form below is the official Au Pair Application form. Please complete this form thoughtfully, and we’ll begin processing your application. If you wish to explore other experiences or have inquiries not covered here, you can book a 20 min info session with the experience coordinator here.
If you are unsure whether this is the experience for you, please complete our “Get Started” form to check your eligibility.
Hopscotch Travel will review your application to ensure all the required information is correct
If you qualify our work and travel expert will contact, you for an online interview. If your interview is successful, you will be accepted to the experience of your choice.
Your questions answered
Please head over to our Au Pair FAQS page for a comprehensive list of questions and answers. It’s everything you need to know from how it works, to the interview process, to being placed with your host family.
If you’re absolutely certain that you meet the requirements for the work and travel experience, you can APPLY NOW! Alternatively, use the GET STARTED button to check your eligibility.
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