Understanding children: Development stages and age-appropriate activities
Basic childcare: From changing nappies to holding a baby to preparing food and getting dressed
Safety at home: Indoor safety in all its aspects – fire, pets, emergencies
Safety out and about: Sun and heat exposure, cars, swimming and water, playgrounds
First aid and medical matters: Handling injuries and illnesses, allergies and asthma, poisons, choking
Being an au pair in Australia: Get prepared for the adventures and challenges of “down under”
The course has been designed by our partner Sitter Train who are experts in developing online content to improve young people's child-caring skills. The course works with a mixture of original Australia-based training videos and text material. Throughout the course au pairs check their learning progress with integrated quizzes. When the course is completed, au pairs are officially certified by Sitter Train and ready for action in Australia.
As an au pair you can sign up for the course and get your "Certificate of Completion" to show potential host families you're committed to doing a great job and have acquired special knowledge to do so.
As a host family, the course makes a super get-ready gift for a new au pair. Your au pair gets important training (and first practice with Australian English), you get an au pair who knows the essentials of child care and especially child safety.
Usually the Sitter Train “Au Pair Essentials” course costs 70 EUR. With the AuPairWorld partnership discount, the course is now available for just 49.90 EUR - a discount of 30%.
If you buy as a gift, you will receive a coupon code along with a web link which you can send or give to the au pair.
Please do not check the box if you intend using this training program for yourself.