Hiring an au pair

Au Pair Contract Example / Letter of Offer Example

One of the first things to do when you hire an au pair or nanny is to clarify your and the au pair’s expectations – write them down as an au pair agreement. This will reduce the likelihood of confusion, at a later date, over either party’s responsibilities.

Some tips for writing an Au Pair agreement.

Drawing up a good document will include the following:

  • Hours – the au pair’s working hours, including details of compensation for overtime and sunday work.
  • Duties and responsibilities – this should be as detailed as possible, listing the au pair’s duties and responsibilities in an almost diary-like format
  • Pocket Money – The au pair’s weekly/monthly pocket money and the rate at which the au pair will be paid for working extra hours
  • Start date and end date of employment
  • Discipline – how you expect the au pair to act while in your employment and what falls outside the boundaries of acceptable behaviour
    • Disciplinary procedures – what disciplinary process the au pair can expect
    • Summary dismissial reasons – the grounds on which the au pair can expect instant dismissal
  • Holidays
  • Accommodation – detailing the au pair’s accommodation and the condition you expect it to be kept in
  • School – if the au pair is to attend language school while in your employment detail it here

Below is a sample of a  letter of offer.

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Download example Au Pair Contract: http://www.aupairireland.ie/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sample-au-pair-contract.pdf

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