Position, job title or profession
Nanny/ Babysitter/ Child Care
Person who takes care of a host family’s children
Agency places candidates at one of the Host families with open childcare positions
Women are accepted, very rarely men
Couples are rarely accepted in this program
Minimum age is 18, maximum age is 55.
Candidates over this age may be accepted depending on their CV and prior approval from the host family
Good attitude, hard working, serious, friendly, in good physical and mental shape
Both married and single/ divorced candidates may be accepted
Not mandatory, but experienced candidates have an advantage upon selection
Not mandatory, but qualified candidates and those who took profile courses have an advantage upon selection
Minimum level 5 on a 1 to 10 scale, in speaking, reading and writing
Not required, but they may be an advantage
- Minimum 48 working hours/ week
- 6 working days/ week
- 1 day off/ week
Working and/ or off days are agreed upon with Host family, through the contract.
Nature and length of contract
Commercial contract, self-employed.
Contracts are usually for 12 months, but this can be extended by mutual agreement of the parties.
Transport ticket (home country - U.K.- home country)
Host family does not cover cost of travel expenses/ plane ticket
Offered by the host family, in a separate room, free of charge
Offered by the host family, free of charge
Not offered, as workplace and accommodation are in the same place
Length, procedure and payment rights for vacation
Vacation does not apply to commercial self-employed contract.
However, most families offer, by mutual agreement, minimum 14 days off.
Work, protection and security conditions
Candidate / provider must follow and comply with the internal rules and regulations set by the beneficiary as instructed by the beneficiary in order to fulfill the subject matter of the commercial contract.
Working conditions are normal, and occupational safety and security measures are communicated on the first day of work by the beneficiary / host family.
They work in the home of the host family, in very good quality and hygiene conditions, in day and night shifts, when appropriate.