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Au Pair Traning Advert

A permanent au pair placement is the most common type of au pair placement and simply means au pairs who are employed on a permanent basis with no set termination date.

We advise families to employ permanent au pairs, as though nothing is cast in stone, both sides are committing to a long term relationship from the onset.

The following applies to permanent employment:

  • The basic terms and conditions are required to be completed and agreed upon by both parties
  • The Au Pair’s employment is subject to a probationary period of 3 months
  • During the probationary period, either the Au Pair or the Family may terminate the Au Pair’s employment subject to the Labour Relations Act.
  • If an Au Pair elects to resign during the probationary period and/or extended probationary period, or the contract of employment is terminated by either party during the probationary period and/or extended probationary period, the standard notice period is 1 week.
  • The Au Pair is entitled to 1.25 day off for every 15 days worked.
  • Dismissal of an au pair is governed by the Labour Relations Act
  • The Au Pair needs to give 1 week notice during the first 3 months of employment if she chooses to resign
  • The Au Pair needs to give 1 month notice after 3 months of employment if she chooses to resign

This is the most secure type of employment for both the Family and the Au Pair.

At Little Sunshines Au Pair Agency we only do placements of 6 months or MORE. We do not do temporary positions.

Au Pair Information:

How to Proceed:

  • If you are NOT a registered candidate, please complete the Candidate Online Application – it takes 2 minutes!
  • If you are NEWLY registered (you registered in the last 3 months) please liaise with the person in charge of your account i.e. the email address of the person who emailed you after your interview
  • If you are an OLD CANDIDATE RETURNING (you registered more than 3 months ago) please email bookings@littlesunshines.co.za and we will assist you, by directing you to the person who handles your account. They will then assist you further.