AUPAIR IN IRELAND -                                                

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AUPAIR?



Au pair in Ireland
Aupair programme is a programme lasting several months or more for persons in the age of 18-30 years (usually girls, but also boys). You work abroad as an aupair, a young person taking care of the children. The families hosting an aupair, in return for the care of the kids and help in the house (25-30 hours per week), offer accommodation, meals and pocket money for your expenditures. Aupair is treated as a member of the family, very often takes part in all family events and ceremonies actively, travels and goes on holidays with the family.  

Au Pair in IrelandWhat is more, and the most important, the person employed as an aupair has the opportunity to learn the language in practice, get to know new people and culture of the country. Aupair can also take part in language courses. The costs of the course are covered by yourself or by the family. It depends on the individual agreements with the family. Aupair is treated as the programme of cultural exchange, not as employment. 

The principles of the aupair employment in Europe are regulated by convention no 68 passes by Council of Europe, which determines aupair as an intermediate form between a students stay and employment and regulates the formal principles of employment and remuneration. 


Travelling and language learning as an aupair is extremely popular all over the world. Young persons from all continents decide to spend several months or a whole year abroad to learn the language, get to know the culture and every-day life in the chosen country. 

WHAT DIFFERS US FROM OTHER aupair AGENCIES?

Unlike  other aupair agencies, LEXIS gives the complete offers to the candidates immediately - together with the description of the families looking for the babysitters for their children. The candidate has the possibility to choose the family that suits him/her best. You may also report your candidacy to the programme in advance. This enables us to choose the family for you taking your preferences into account. 

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

The person taking part in the programme has to be at the age of 18-30, has to be experienced in taking care of the children and has to know English to be able to communicate. You mustn't smoke, have criminal past. You should be unmarried and childless. (Married persons or persons having children are missing home very soon and they want to come back). It is advantegous for you if you have driving licence and can swim (so that you can drive the child to school or go to the swimming pool), but it is not necessary. 

Duties: keeping the house in order, preparing simple meals for the kids, playing with them, driving them to the school and picking them up from school, helping the kids with homeworks, helping with the laundry, cleaning, babysitting.  
Hours:25-35 hours per week.
Pocket money: 100 - 120 euro per week
Lenght of stay: 4 - 12 months, during holidays 2-4 months.

OUR RECENT OFFERS

These are the offers of the families looking for an aupair. The offers will be updated. 

OFFER 1

FAMILY NAME:

TOWN/COUNTY:

MOTHER’S NAME:

OCCUPATION:

WORK HOURS: 
AGE:

NATIONALITY:

FATHER’S NAME:

OCCUPATION:

WORK HOURS: 

AGE:

FAMILY ACCOMMOD.:

NATIONALITY

RELIGION

FAMILY ORIGIN

START 

LENGTH

POSITION

DRIVER

AGE GROUP REQ.

NATIONALITY PREF.

VEGETARIAN ACCEPTED

SMOKER ACCEPTED

ENG. LEVEL PREFERRED

POCKET MONEY/WEEK

WORK HOURS/WEEK

DAYS OFF/WEEK

BABYSITTING/WEEK

NEW BABY EXPECTED

CHILDREN  

DUTIES REQ. 

LANGUAGE CLASS

PETS

AREA

JENNINGS
Galway
Fiona
Quality system manager
8-6, Monday-Friday, travel abroad occasionally
32
Irish
Frank
Manufacturing Engineer
4pm-2am, Monday-Thursday
40
4 bedroom detached house
Irish
Roman catholic
Irish
March/April/May
6-12 months
Au Pair Plus
yes
25-40
EU
yes
yes
good
Euro 120-150
30-35
2
1
no
Olan/Boy/born in October 2006
Light housework
Yes
One red setter dog
Countryside, 5 km to Oranmore village, 15 km to Galway city

OTHER DOMESTIC HELP

AU PAIR BATHROOM

PRIVATE USE OF CAR

PREPARE FOOD REQ.

HELP WITH HOUSEWORK

FLEXIBLE HOURS

AU PAIR BEFORE

CHILDCARE EXPERIENCE

no
yes
Maybe possible
Help with cooking
Yes please
sometimes
no
experience with babysitting

OFFER 2

FAMILY NAME

TOWN/COUNTY

MOTHER’S NAME

OCCUPATION

WORK HOURS

AGE

NATIONALITY

FATHER’S NAME

OCCUPATION

WORK HOURS

AGE

NATIONALITY

RELIGION

FAMILY ORIGIN

START

LENGTH

POSITION

DRIVER

AGE GROUP REQ.

NATIONALITY PREF.

VEGETARIAN ACCEPTED

ENGLISH LEVEL PREF.

POCKET MONEY/WEEK

WORK HOURS/WEEK

DAYS OFF/WEEK

BABYSITTING/WEEK

NEW BABY EXPECTED

CHILDREN 

Keane
Athenry, Galway
Majella
pharmacist
20 hours/week
36
Irish
Joseph
engineer
40 hours/week
34
Irish
catholic
Irish
March
6-12 months
Au Pair
no
20+
EU, any
yes
good
Euro 110 - 120+
35
Sunday + 1 week day
1-2
no
Jason/boy/4 years old; Clara/girl/3 years old; Boy/8 months old

DUTIES REQ.   
 

LANGUAGE CLASS

PETS

DOMESTIC HELP

AU PAIR BATHROOM

PRIVATE USE OF CAR

PREPARE FOOD REQ.

FLEXIBLE HOURS

AU PAIR BEFORE

CHILDCARE EXPERIENCE

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

Light housework, prepare food, mind the children, laundry, ironing, tidying up, vacuuming…
Yes, in Galway
no
no
yes
no
yes
Yes
no
Education and secondary school level
Large 2 storey country residence new build,

spacious house and gardens, town is 6 ml away,

OFFER 3

FAMILY NAME

TOWN/COUNTY

MOTHER’S NAME

OCCUPATION

WORK HOURS

AGE

NATIONALITY

FATHER’S NAME

OCCUPATION

WORK HOURS

AGE

NATIONALITY

RELIGION

FAMILY ORIGIN

START

LENGTH

POSITION

DRIVER

AGE GROUP REQ.

NATIONALITY PREF.

VEGETARIAN ACCEPTED

ENGLISH LEVEL PREF.

POCKET MONEY/WEEK

WORK HOURS/WEEK

DAYS OFF/WEEK

BABYSITTING/WEEK

NEW BABY EXPECTED

CHILDREN 
DUTIES REQ.

LANGUAGE CLASS

PETS

AREA

DOMESTIC HELP

AU PAIR BATHROOM

PRIVATE USE OF CAR

PREPARE FOOD REQ.

FLEXIBLE HOURS

AU PAIR BEFORE

CHILDCARE 

SHEEHAN McGRATH
Tipperary
Mary
Paediatric nurse
3 days per week
34
Irish
Robbie
Drain cleaner
6 days per week
35
Irish
catholic
Irish
March
6-12 months
Au Pair Plus
no
18-25
EU, any
yes
Good
Euro 120
30-35
3
Sometimes, not every week
no
Molly Jean/girl/ 4,5 yrs old; Cian/boy/3,5 yrs old
Light housework
Yes
no
town
no
no
no
Help with cooking
yes
yes

Babysitting experience

OFFER 4

FAMILY NAME

TOWN/COUNTY

MOTHER’S NAME

OCCUPATION

WORK HOURS

AGE

NATIONALITY

FATHER’S NAME

OCCUPATION

WORK HOURS

AGE

FAMILY HOUSE

NATIONALITY

RELIGION

FAMILY ORIGIN

START

LENGTH

POSITION

DRIVER

AGE GROUP REQ.

NATIONALITY PREF.

VEGETARIAN ACCEPTED

SMOKER ACCEPTED

ENG. LEVEL PREFERRED

POCKET MONEY/WEEK

WORK HOURS/WEEK

DAYS OFF/WEEK

BABYSITTING/WEEK

NEW BABY EXPECTED

CHILDREN

QUINN
Kinvara, Galway
Niamh
Civil Servant
To end of March only, 8.00 am-4.45 pm
38
Irish
Joe
Doctor
9.30am-5.oopm
48
4 bedroom detached house
Irish
Roman catholic
Irish
End of March
5-6 months
Au Pair
no
18-25
EU
no
no
Fair, medium
Euro 100
30-35
2
1 sometimes
Yes, end of April
Roisin/girl/6 yrs old, Orlaith/girl/4 yrs old; Eadaoin/girl/2 years old

DUTIES REQ.

LANGUAGE CLASS

PETS

AREA 

 

OTHER DOMESTIC HELP

AU PAIR BATHROOM

PRIVATE USE OF CAR

PREPARE FOOD REQ.

HELP WITH HOUSEWORK

FLEXIBLE HOURS

AU PAIR BEFORE

CHILDCARE

Light housework
Yes
no
Countryside, 1 ml to Kinvara village, less

than 1 ml from sea, on the edge of

Burren, 17 ml to Galway city
Cleaner 1 day per week
yes
no
Help with cooking
Yes please
sometimes
yes
Babysitting experience

OFFER 5

FAMILY NAME

TOWN/COUNTY

MOTHER’S NAME

OCCUPATION

WORK HOURS

AGE

NATIONALITY

FATHER’S NAME

OCCUPATION

WORK HOURS

AGE

FAMILY HOUSE

NATIONALITY

RELIGION

FAMILY ORIGIN

START

LENGTH

POSITION

DRIVER

AGE GROUP REQ.

NATIONALITY PREF.

VEGETARIAN ACCEPTED

SMOKER ACCEPTED

ENG. LEVEL PREFERRED

POCKET MONEY/WEEK

WORK HOURS/WEEK

DAYS OFF/WEEK

BABYSITTING/WEEK

NEW BABY EXPECTED

CHILDREN 

DOOLEY
Galway
Ger
Mother at home
-
41
Irish
Cian
Air Finance
7-6 + travel (hours vary)
40
5 bedroom house
Irish
Roman catholic
Irish
March
12 months
Au Pair Plus
Would be advantage
20-35
EU
yes
no
good
Euro 110-140
25-30
2
2-3
no
Zaac/boy/2 years old; Ailbe/girl/2 years old;

Cameron/boy/1 years old

DUTIES REQ.

LANGUAGE CLASS

PETS

AREA

OTHER DOMESTIC HELP

AU PAIR BATHROOM

PRIVATE USE OF CAR

PREPARE FOOD REQ.

HELP WITH HOUSEWORK

FLEXIBLE HOURS

AU PAIR BEFORE

CHILDCARE

Light housework, Family has full time nanny they need au pair to assist her as nanny share
Yes
no
Galway city, coastal area
yes
yes
no
Help with cooking for kids
Yes please
sometimes
no
Babysitting experience
OFFER 6

FAMILY NAME

TOWN/COUNTY

MOTHER’S NAME

OCCUPATION

WORK HOURS

AGE

NATIONALITY

FATHER’S NAME

OCCUPATION

WORK HOURS 

AGE

FAMILY HOUSE

NATIONALITY

RELIGION

FAMILY ORIGIN

START

LENGTH

POSITION

DRIVER

AGE GROUP REQ.

NATIONALITY PREF.

VEGETARIAN ACCEPTED

SMOKER ACCEPTED

ENG. LEVEL PREFERRED

POCKET MONEY/WEEK

WORK HOURS/WEEK

DAYS OFF/WEEK

BABYSITTING/WEEK

NEW BABY EXPECTED

CHILDREN

DUTIES REQ.

LANGUAGE CLASS

PETS

AREA

OTHER DOMESTIC HELP

AU PAIR BATHROOM

PRIVATE USE OF CAR

PREPARE FOOD REQ.

HELP WITH HOUSEWORK

FLEXIBLE HOURS

AU PAIR BEFORE

CHILDCARE EXPERIENCE

ADDITIONAL INFO.

CAULFIELD
Galway
Bernadette
Sales referent
8.30 AM-4.30 PM
33
Irish
David
Chef
2 days during the week every 2nd week

Hours vary, 7 AM- 3 PM, 9 AM- 5 or 7 PM
32
4 bedroom house, semi detached
Irish
Roman catholic
Irish
April
10-12 months
Au Pair Plus
Would be advantage
20+
EU
no
no
good

Euro 120
30-35
2
1 every 2 or 3 weeks
no
John/boy/5 yrs old; Sarah/girl/5 months old

Light housework
Yes
no

Galway, 20 min. from city centre by walk

no
yes
no
Help with cooking for kids
Yes please
sometimes
no
Babysitting experience, 
John is in playschool 9 AM-1PM, Mon-Fri

OFFER 7

FAMILY NAME

TOWN/COUNTY

MOTHER’S NAME

OCCUPATION

WORK HOURS

AGE

NATIONALITY

FATHER’S NAME

OCCUPATION

WORK HOURS 

AGE

FAMILY HOUSE

NATIONALITY

RELIGION

START

LENGTH

POSITION

DRIVER

AGE GROUP REQ.

VEGETARIAN ACCEPTED

SMOKER ACCEPTED

ENG. LEVEL PREFERRED

POCKET MONEY/WEEK

WORK HOURS/WEEK

DAYS OFF/WEEK

BABYSITTING/WEEK

NEW BABY EXPECTED

CHILDREN

DUTIES REQ.

LANGUAGE CLASS

PETS

AREA  

OTHER DOMESTIC HELP

AU PAIR BATHROOM

PRIVATE USE OF CAR

PREPARE FOOD REQ.

HELP WITH HOUSEWORK

FLEXIBLE HOURS

AU PAIR BEFORE

CHILDCARE EXPERIENCE

ADDITIONAL INFO.  

WALSH
Rosscahill, Galway
Irene
Accountant/home maker
-
34
Irish
Michael
Engineer
7.30am-5.30pm
36
5 bedroom house, detached
Irish
Roman catholic
May
9-12 months
Au Pair Plus
no
20+
no
no
good
Euro 100
35
2
1
September  
Ashling/girl/6 yrs old; Aoibhinn/boy/4 yrs old
Light housework
Yes
no
Countryside, 14 km from Galway city, 5km from near village
no
yes
no
Help with cooking for kids
Yes please
no
no
Babysitting experience
Mother works from home, older girls are at school, Aishling is 5 days and Aoibhinn is 3 days per week, they do not need responsibility with new baby(no feeding or changing etc.) The beach is 10 km from the house

OFFER 8

FAMILY NAME

TOWN/COUNTY

MOTHER’S NAME

OCCUPATION

WORK HOURS

AGE  

NATIONALITY

FATHER’S NAME

OCCUPATION

WORK HOURS 

AGE

FAMILY HOUSE

NATIONALITY

RELIGION

FAMILY ORIGIN

START

LENGTH

POSITION

DRIVER

AGE GROUP REQ.

VEGETARIAN ACCEPTED

SMOKER ACCEPTED

ENG. LEVEL PREFERRED

POCKET MONEY/WEEK

WORK HOURS/WEEK

DAYS OFF/WEEK

BABYSITTING/WEEK

NEW BABY EXPECTED

CHILDREN

DUTIES REQ.

LANGUAGE CLASS

PETS

AREA

OTHER DOMESTIC HELP

AU PAIR BATHROOM

PRIVATE USE OF CAR

PREPARE FOOD REQ.

HELP WITH HOUSEWORK

FLEXIBLE HOURS

AU PAIR BEFORE

CHILDCARE EXPERIENCE

LYNAM
Galway city
Janette
Hospitality industry
35 hours
26
Namibian
John
Store manager-events company
40 hours+
29
4 bedroom house, detached
Irish
n/a
African/Irish
April
6-8months
Au Pair
no
20+
no
no
conversational
Euro 100
27-35
3
2-3
no
Jane/girl/3years old; Rowen/girl/2 years old
Light housework
Yes
no
Galway city, 1 km from city centre
no
no
no
Help with cooking for kids
Yes please
no
no
Babysitting experience

     

IF YOU WANT TO BE AN AUPAIR:

Documents required:
- application form,
- xerocopy of the passport,
- doctor certificate,
- passport photo,
- 4-6 photographs of the candidate with kids, family, friends, on the firm paper with short description,
- letter to the family
- credentials concerning character - from a person not related with the candidate - a teacher, an employer, a neighbour,
- one or two credentials from parents of the children the candidate was taking care of (date, name, surname, full address and telephone number to the person issuing the credentials, how many kids were in charge of the candidate, for how many hours, best time to contact with the parents)
- certificate that the candidate has no criminal past,
- contract with LEXIS.

1) Download, fill in and send us the application form and forms with credentials; if you want to go for several months - mark this in the form. We will register you in our data base. If we receive from our partner in England the data of a family that suits you, we will contact you and let you know about the new offer. 

2) In the case you choose the family from the table above, your forms will be sent to the family chosen by you by our partner in England. After accepting of your candidacy you will be asked to make payments on our bank account. 
If you decided to take part in the programme later, you pay the half of the fee. We will be sending you the offers according to your preferences, and our partner abroad will make sure that you may take part in the programme on the date mentioned by you.

3) You may sign the contract concerning participation at LEXIS or send it by mail. 

4) Doctors certificate and the certificate that you have no criminal past may be sent to us after accepting by the family (their validity is limited, so if you plan to go in several months do not start with filling these documents.)

FEES

You will have to pay 500 PLN on singning the contract, which you will receive by mail after you send us the application form. The fee will be returned to you if our partner abroad cannot find a family for you.  

DOWNLOAD NECESSARY DOCUMENTS

1. Application form
2. Credentials from a parent of the child you were taking care of (this cannot  be a member of your family)
3. Credentials concerning your character (fills in a person who can certify that you are a responsible, conscientous, honest, outgoing person. It may be your teacher, employer, supervisor etc.)
4. Doctor's certificate.

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