As au pair you take part in a cultural exchange program. You get the opportunity to earn and learn
Top TEN Reasons to Take a Smart Gap Year
GUARANTEE – Job & accommodation arranged before you go!
TRAVEL – Because you earn as you go, you can spend your weekends exploring the highlights of Europe using cheap flights. Many au pairs also get to travel with their host family on holidays!
MONEY – Come back from travelling without being broke!
NEW FRIENDS – Make new friends and learn about yourself at the same time, many au pairs make ‘friends for life’ during their gap year.
AWESOME MEMORIES – Ask any adult what was the most memorable year of their life, they are likely to say their gap-year; scores higher than being in love!
NEW PLACES & CULTURE – See your new place as a local, not a tourist.
CHILDREN – You get to do ‘kids-stuff’ like going to the zoo, kick a ball in the park and make a tent in the lounge!
YET IT’S MORE THAN CHILDCARE – While love for children is mandatory in this role, there is no need to be ‘supernanny’ or to plan a career in childcare. It is more about being a responsible big sister/brother and a helping hand to your host family.
LIFE SKILLS – From navigating local transport to time management & cooking!
CAREER – This experience will look great on your CV whatever you choose for your future!
“I have been so lucky to have been blessed with the most amazing host family. The children are wonderful and my host parents are amazing and have made me feel at home, a month in and I feel like I am part of the family, which I felt from day one!”
“I’ve been in England for a month now and I have to say it has been a great month! I’ve bonded with the family and kids really well! The smart au pair agency has constantly checked in on me to make sure there are no problems, offering their hand in any matter if needed. I’ve even been able to meet some great people through a meet up in London! It was great and the best part was I now know people around my area doing the same thing as me.”