Dear AuPairWorld Team,
I have just taken my A-levels and would like to go abroad for a year before I start on my studies. As I wish to study languages (Spanish and English) I am thinking about a one-year au pair placement. However, I am not quite sure: do I even qualify for being an au pair? Which qualifications should I bring along? Which are the most important criteria I must meet in this context?
Elena from France, Chamonix
there are „hard“ and „soft“ criteria which must be met when it comes to the au pair placement. If you wish to know if you can formally be admitted for the au pair placement, you need to have a look at our site, clicking on the „Quick Check for Au Pairs“ for your relevant host country. In your case, this would either be the UK or Spain.
If you pass, you can continue to check the „soft“ criteria mentioned below:
Furthermore, being able to frankly talk about conflicts is equally helpful. Should you be able to answer most questions with „Yes“, you can immediately start creating your profile and sending applications to the corresponding host families. We wish you good luck on your search!