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Au Pair Salaries You Can Expect for Au Pairs with FORMAL EXPERIENCE, who are RELIABLE and who can COMMIT to your family…

The following is a guideline of suggested au pair salaries for families who are looking to employ an high caliber Au Pair. High caliber au pairs are considered to be candidates who have at least a minimum of 1 year formal childcare experience (friends and family do not count), have completed various childcare related courses, diplomas or degrees and who are first aid qualified. We do NOT place junior level candidates.

Au Pair Salaries:
4 Hours – R4000 per month
5 Hours – R5000 per month
6 Hours – R6000 per month

3 Hours or Less – R4500 to R5000 per month
4 Hours – R5000 to R6000 per month
5 Hours – R6000 to R8000 per month
6 Hours – R7500 to R9000 per month

Full Day
7 Hours – Starting from R8500 per month
8+ Hours – Starting from R10 000 per month
10+ Hours – Starting from R11 500 per month
12+ Hours – Starting from R13 500 per month

  • Petrol reimbursement of R3.25 per km travelled would be in addition to the salary (not to and from work). If you are providing a vehicle for the candidate to use during working hours then you would not have to reimburse the candidate the R3.25 per km indicated above.
  • If you want someone 25+ and / or with teaching experience and /or a teaching degree or diploma for a half day OR full day position, then you would need to look at the higher salary indicated above in your hour bracket.
  • If you require an au pair for a shorter week, or on Saturdays / Sundays or for varied hours per week, simply contact us and we will gladly assist you with working out what the salary should be. We love to hear from our families!

It is becoming near to impossible to find HIGH CALIBER au pairs and tutors to work for less than 3 hours per day (R5000 per month) owing to ever increasing living expenses. Those that do work for less often end up resigning after a few months due to financial constraints or finding a position elsewhere that offers a higher salary. The saying generally rings true, if you pay peanuts you get monkeys!

We hope that the above gives you a better idea of what you can expect to pay for a HIGH CALIBER Au Pair. Salaries can be dropped according to skills, type of candidate etc. however the above is a good estimate for a high calibre Au Pair.

Little Sunshines likes to think that an Au Pair is there to provide your children with the stimulation, fun, care and security that you the parent provide when you are with them. No one would ever be able to replace the role that a parent plays, however during the parent’s absence we believe it is vital that the child is properly cared for by a person that both the parents and the child feel comfortable and confident with. As the saying goes “you pay peanuts you get monkeys.”

Please note that Au Pair salaries are payable directly from the Family to the Au Pair. The Family only pays the registration fee and placement fee to Little Sunshines Au Pair Agency.

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Upon registering with Little Sunshines Au Pair Agency, if you require an Au Pair, we will send you a Family Information Guide which contains the following information:

  • Proposed questions for your interviews with prospective au pairs
  • Guidelines on employing an au pair in terms of labour law
  • Guidelines on dealing with au pair performance related issues in terms of labour law
  • Tips on how to maintain a long-lasting relatonship with your new au pair