Ever considered building a career as an au pair? Au pair jobs are incredibly rewarding. At Au Pair Extraordinaire we want our au pairs to be extraordinary. Our candidates embody only the best to provide our valued clients with top childcare services.
What Skills Do Au Pairs Need?
There are very specific skills that you will need in order to get the best Au Pair Jobs in South Africa. Before you start job hunting you should be sure to have most of these boxes ticked:
- First aid competence – a minimum of level 1 first aid is recommended.
- A valid driver’s license
- Your own reliable car
- A clear criminal record
- Childcare experience
- Problem-solving skills
- Decision-making skills
- Strong communication skills
- Organisational and time management skills
- Cultural sensitivity. This is particularly important for an au pair working in South Africa
- Basic cooking skills
How Can You Build a Career with Au Pair Extraordinaire and Get the Best Au Pair Jobs?
When you have attained the basic skills listed above, you should contact us at Au Pair Extraordinaire and apply to become a candidate au pair so that we can help you find the best au pairs jobs. We will place you with a family that best suits your personality and character while fulfilling all the needs that the family has.
What Au Pair Extraordinaire Expects from Our Candidates
In order for us to get the best au pair jobs for our au pairs, we expect a number of things from, you, the candidate. Once an interview has been scheduled with a family and you have committed to attending, it is important that you fulfil this commitment. If you need to reschedule, you need to let us know at least 18 hours before the interview. However, if an emergency arises that prevents you from attending the interview or being punctual, it is your responsibility to contact the family and inform them of the situation outside of our working hours.
You are expected to arrive on time for interviews with families and dress appropriately. Revealing gym wear is not considered suitable attire for such occasions. Remember that this is still an interview and you need to impress the family that you could potentially work for.
Building an au pair career takes time and effort. Be patient, persistent, and open to new opportunities that align with your skills and interests, and you will be guaranteed to find the best au pair jobs with us at Au Pair Extraordinaire. Interested? Apply online now!