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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:

  • A formal contract of employment is required to be completed and agreed upon by both parties
  • The Au Pair’s employment is subject to a probationary period of 3 months, which after consultation with the Au Pair, may extend for a further period of not more than 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 day off for every 17 days worked. Dismissal of an au pair is governed by the Labour Relations Act
  • The Au Pair needs to give 1 month notice in the event that she resigns

Agency Fee for Permanent Placements:
For permanent placements fees are quoted / presented in the “Enquiry Email” based on the Candidate’s salary and they are market related according to the industry norm.

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

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We assist with the following types of positions:

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