You are one step CLOSER to BEING AuPair in COSTA DEL SOL
Because BEING an AuPair is not the same as being an AuPair in MARBELLA
Marbella Au Pair Program
Have you ever dreamed of visiting Marbella? Known worldwide for its quality of life, its warm climate, its spectacular views, or for its events and visits from movie stars and artists of all kinds, Marbella has become a place of diversity and friendliness and it is the perfect home for those who want to perfect their Spanish.
Learning a language has never been so easy, as being an Au Pair in Marbella, where you can immerse yourself in the Spanish culture within a family and make new friends from all over the world.
Here you will meet other Au Pairs like you through our agency, where we have formed a close community in which you will always feel safe and can count on one another during your stay.
Requirements to be an Au Pair in our agency
- Aged between 18 and 30;
- Valid passport;
- Have good health and the European Health Card;
- Absence of criminal record (with certificate);
- With an academic degree (at least pre-university);
- Diplomas from different courses (swimming, languages…) that they can use in the family;
- Referrals related to the care of children or elderly people;
- Basic knowledge of Spanishand English as a mother tongue, or a demonstrable high level;
- Experience and knowledge of doing housework;
- Having a driving license will be valued;
- If you are not a European citizen and your stay will be longer than 3 months, a visa, and the certificate of being enrolled in an official center.
We offer 2 different types of Au Pair programs. One for a one year stay and another for a Summer Stay. Both for childcare and adult care.
For each program, Au Pairs have their own timetables and respective contributions.
The Au Pair activity is not a stipulated job and therefore it is not a paid and legally regulated activity in Spain, it is a cultural exchange and coexistence program regulated by an international agreement, in which both parties must agree with the established conditions and ensure that the experience is enriching for everyone.
The daily tasks of an Au Pair will depend on the needs of each family as well as their weekly organization, but as an example we leave you a list of their usual functions:
Au Pair FAQs
Yes, part of our job is making sure you have the best experience and that you all feel comfortable and have all the information about what you can do in La Costa Del Sol, so that you can enjoy it together.
Every week we meet for a “Coffee Au Pair”, where we welcome new Au Pairs and talk about experiences and news and we spend time as a community. It’s just a reminder that you are not alone, and that this is an amazing opportunity.
You can count on us for everything and anything; We have two phone numbers, our usual one and an emergency one that we are sure you will never use, but we know that sometimes, new experiences can be very intense, and it can be reassuring to be able to talk or share a coffee in good company.
Do not forget that you are not alone and that 99% of experiences are very positive for everyone.
Yes, we definitely recommend you take a Spanish course. It will allow you to improve your grammar, vocabulary, writing and reading skills. Do not forget that Spanish is the 2nd most spoken language in the world and a Spanish language course could open many doors for you in the future.
We have agreements with several academies that will be at your disposal.
We will seek a solution for both parties as soon as possible, which will be to place you in a new family more fitted to you and find a new candidate for them.
It is not very common, if, from the beginning, what you expect from both parties is clarified through a weekly planning, and open communication is maintained.
If you are part of the European Union, you have access to free public healthcare for with the European Health Card, otherwise you will have to take out private health insurance before your arrival in Spain.
The family will continue to pay you your weekly allowance and will offer you all the medication and care you need, just like any other family member.
A visa if your stay will be longer than 3 months, which you can request at the official language school, college or university where you enroll, in addition to private health insurance (usually between € 30 and € 50 per month).
For legal issues, do not hesitate to contact our Legal Advisor Elena Melón.
If you are part of the European Economic Community, you can live here without it, but it would be irregular, not illegal, so we always advise you to request it.
If you are not part of the European Economic Community, and your stay will exceed 3 months you will need one.
For any legal issues, do not hesitate to contact our Legal Advisor Elena Melón.
Tips for a dream experience
Prepare, together with the family, a weekly planning where all the functions delegated to you appear in detail, as well as how to carry them out.
Keep in mind that the first days everything will be new and intense, and sometimes it will be difficult for you to understand the ways of doing things in your host family, so do not fill yourself with plans and dedicate yourself to adjusting to your new home, everything will come .
Open, fluid, sincere… especially at the beginning of the coexistence, when various doubts will arise and everything will be new for both parties.
Do not forget that they make a hole in their lives for you, everything is new for both parties; Do not despair and put yourself in their situation when you do not understand something.
The best example of the great person you are.
Find a space that is only yours, and take time for yourself every day; It is essential that you stop to breathe and see everything you have learned and that you still have to enjoy.