Requirements & Responsibilities

Our au pairs and host families both have requirements to meet, to ensure that expectations are clear on both sides

Au pairs


* Be between the ages of 18-29 (inclusive) at the time of travel.

* Be proficient in English

* Have a clean criminal record

* Be fit and healthy enough to work with children

* Have completed secondary education or equivalent

* Are passionate about working with children

* Have a desire to learn about China

* Possess good communication skills


Details of your responsibilities are finalised in the placement agreement between you and your hosts, but usually include:

* Up to 30 hours a week of au pairing.

* Childcare: morning routine, school runs, bedtime etc

* 'English playtime' 

* Teaching English through games, song, activities etc

* Light household chores (helping with dinner, washing up etc)



You will be a role model for your little brother or sister and a guest in a family home, so mutual respect is important. 

Host families


* Provide the au pair with a private bedroom with broadband 

* Provide the au pair with at least three meals a day

* Provide the au pair with monthly pocket money 

* Ensure the au pair has time to attend language and culture courses

* Treat the au pair as a member of the family and respect their culture


* Healthy and without criminal record 

* Financially able to support an au pair

* Live in a house suitable for hosting an au pair

* Have a desire to learn about the UK

* Happy to introduce an au pair to Chinese culture

* Possess good communication skills


All our host families are checked by our partner in China for suitability.

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