Demi Au Pair Host Families
Become a host family for an Demi Au Pair in Bristol and receive 20 hours a week of childcare!
As part of our Demi Au Pair programme we are currently looking for Bristol based families like you to become hosts for our European Au Pair students from January and March 2020.
This is a unique opportunity to welcome an 18-28 year old European student into your home and benefit from:
- 20 Hours of childcare/domestic duties per week
- A unique cultural exchange for your entire family
- An opportunity to showcase and share your community with a European student
- Hosting durations from 3 months upwards, typical start dates in January, March and September
Who will you be hosting?
Our Demi Au Pair programme is for European students aged 18-28 who wish to study an English course in the UK whilst truly experiencing life as part of a British family.
Your student will have chosen this particular course because they want the opportunity to travel and learn more about life in the UK, gain valuable childcare work experience and improve their English language skills through frequent and consistent interaction with your children and the family as a whole.
Our students complete a full application and are screened by BLC, typically 2 months before their intended date of travel. (For more details, see What is a Demi Au Pair?)
What will you need to do as a host family?
As a host family, you will be matched with a student who will come to live with you during their stay in Bristol. The Au Pair will live with your family and should be treated as equal to family members, contributing in the same way as another adult family member would.
You will provide accommodation and meals for your Au Pair and provide them with transportation or financial support for travel to their English language course each morning. The student should also receive weekly pocket money of £50 - £70 per week, depending on their experience and what is requried of them.
Outside of their morning language course hours (9.15am-12.30pm), your Au Pair will be available to provide you with up to 20 hours of childcare or help out with domestic chores. This can include babysitting, accompanying your children to and from school and light housework such as cooking or cleaning.
About BLC Host Families
We at BLC (Bristol Language Centre) work hard to match our host families and students to ensure that you enjoy the experience of hosting a student in your home. We look for families who are friendly and welcoming and willing to share their lives with a student from a different culture.
We are a British Council-accredited school which is a member of English UK, Quality English and Bristol Education Group.