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Permanent Au Pairs

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.

“Upon Electing to Use Our Services…”

Upon electing to use our services , we will send you an Interview & Information Guide which contains the following information:

  • Proposed questions for your interviews with prospective au pairs, tutors, governesses, home school teachers or school facilitators
  • Guidelines on employing a candidate in terms of South African labour law
  • Guidelines on dealing with employee performance related issues in terms of South African labour law
  • Tips on how to maintain a long-lasting relationship with your new au pair, tutor, governess, home school teacher or school facilitator
Simply Contact Us for Further Assistance!

If you wish to have direct human contact please call 063 742 7122 for further assistance

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We place the following types of positions:
Au Pairs
Child Minders
School Facilitators
Home School Teachers