Au Pair in Chile
- Quick facts
- Costs & Services
Families with children
Childcare, support in the household
Between 30 and 40 hours per week, also babysitting in the evening or at the weekend.
A minimum of 200.000 Pesos / month (approx. US$ 200, subject to currency fluctuations).
Placements are available throughout Chile.
Most host families live in the Greater Santiago area.
Year round, start and end dates are flexible
Minimum 3 months, maximum 12 months
Skills / Requirements
Experience in child care is an advantage, but not mandatory. In any case, you should be fond of children, open and sociable. Helpfulness, proactivity, reliability and a very high sense of responsibility are just as important features.
Depending on the profile of the Au Pair host family, good Spanish and / or English skills are expected. Regardless of the host family’s requirements, Spanish skills are always helpful, so that you can get around easily during your free time.
(Book your Spanish course in Chile with us!)
A driving license is not a requirement for participation, but some host families have the need that their Au Pair also uses the car. Please indicate when you sign up if you have one.
You live in a single room in the house of the host family.
An Au Pair stay is a unique opportunity to broaden your cultural and language skills. As an Au Pair you are another member of the family and close to family life. As a family member, it is important to abide by the rules of the respective family and to treat each other respectfully.
Full board with the host family.
Our English-speaking team in the Chile Inside office in Santiago de Chile is always there for you.
With the booking confirmation you will get our 24-hour emergency number, where you can reach us around the clock, 7 days a week, in case of an emergency.
Please send us your "Dear Family letter", your detailed CV with and at least 3 pictures of you. Please also send us the completed forms "Child Care Reference" and "Character Reference" as well as a Criminal Record Transcript. For more information on the registration process, you can download our Au Pair registration form here.
There are no fixed deadlines. However, we recommend submitting the documents early, at least 12 weeks before the desired start of the program, so that there is enough to set up your placement. For short-term applications, please consult with us.
- Participation possible even without specialist knowledge
- Tailored "matching process"
- Short minimum duration of only 3 months
- Flexible start and end dates
- No application deadlines
- English-speaking support on site
You have just finished a period of life, e.g. school?
A new one should begin? Stop!
If you love children and you enjoy spending time with them, then an Au Pair program in Chile is just the thing for you. If you want to get work experience abroad in an absolutely stunning and diverse country, Chile is the place to be!
As an Au Pair in Chile you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in Latin American culture and become part of society by living in a family with children. As an Au Pair in Chile you will not only have unforgettable moments, but also develop self-reliance and self-esteem, and you can grow personally and make new friends.
From your host family you will get accommodation in a single room and full board, in addition you will receive a monthly pocket money as a small financial cushion for personal expenses and leisure activities.
We will place you as an Au Pair in one of our carfully selected host families in Chile. Not only do we visit the families at their homes (Santiago area only), we also ask them about their expectations and needs to ensure that the Au Pair and host family are the perfect match.
Our host families are spread throughout the country, but most live in the greater Santiago area. As an Au Pair, you will mainly take care of the children and you will also help with chores in the household. Foreign languages play a major role, as most children either attend a bilingual school or are educated bilingually from home. So, it is important that you share your language and culture with your host family.
Your responsibilities may include, among others:
- taking/driving the children to nursery or school
- playing, singing, doing handicraft etc. with the children
- helping with homework
- going for walks / to the playground / doing outdoor activities with the children
- going with the children to sports and leisure activities
- supervising the children, dressing and washing them
- helping with keeping the home tidy and clean
- preparing meals for the children
At Chile Inside we have been successfully organizing stays abroad in Chile for almost two decades. We are also happy to help you find the right Au Pair placement in Chile. For more information contact us, we are here for you!
You can find additional information in our Au Pair Guide and on www.au-pair-chile.com.
The Au Pair Chile Program includes:
- Single room in the house of your host family
- All meals with your host family
- Advice from our experienced staff
- On-going support via WhatsApp, phone or mail
- Elaboration of your application profile in Spanish
- Your Au Pair placement
- Pre-departure information
- Country handbook
- Intercultural guide
- On-site volunteer coordinator
- 24/7 emergency number
- Advice on travel insurance
- Certificate of participation
Minimum duration 3 months
each additional month
You can also book:
- Spanish course in Chile: Choose your favorite destination among 4 different Spanish school locations
- Airport pick-up in Santiago de Chile: US$ 45 (in the case that your host family is not able to pick you up).
Do not forget!
Get your Au Pair Travel Insurance here:
How many children do I have to look after? How old are they?
From babies and toddlers to teens at the age of 14, anything is possible. Most families looking for an Au Pair have several children. Our host families‘ profiles are very diverse, they have between one and four children.
When do I have to pay the placement fee?
To start the placement process, we charge a registration fee. You do not have to pay the placement fee for your Au Pair program until you and a suitable host family have been matched. To book your Au Pair placement, you have to pay then the placement fee.
How does the application process work?
As soon as we have received your application, we will translate your documents and will create your internal application profile. We use this profile to screen our family database for suitable host families and will introduce you to them. Please note that we also need a character reference and, if you have previous experience, a childcare reference for a successful placement. Documents like the police background check, medical certificate, travel insurance can be submitted later during the placement process. The placement procedure itself takes between four and 12 weeks. During this time we will be in constant contact with you to keep you posted and to be available for your questions. Once we have found a host family, we coordinate a video call (skype or facetime) between you and the host family so that you can get to know each other. If both your and the family confirm the „match“, we go to the booking procedure and send you the placement agreement. For booking purposes the placement fee will then be due.
More information can be found here: Registration process
Will I get to know the family in advance?
A virtual meeting via skype or facetime between you and the host family is an integral part of our placement process before you book your pair program, to make sure we have found the perfect match for you.
Is the Au Pair expected to cook and clean for the family?
An Au Pair is not a housekeeper, but primarily responsible for childcare. Simple tasks in the household such as tidying up, vacuuming, ironing the children's clothes or preparing meals for the children can be secondary tasks.
Which language skills are required?
Depending on the family, good Spanish and/or English skills are desired. Your Spanish should be at least at a basic level. We will be happy to arrange a Spanish course for you so that you can improve your language skills quickly. This will also help you to get around easily on your own during your freetime. You can do the Spanish course in Chile before or alongside your Au Pair job, depending on your work schedule.
Are there any age limits to work as an Au Pair?
We require a minimum age of 18 years. There is no maximum, as long as your physical and mental fitness allow working as an Au Pair. The majority of our Au Pairs is between 18 and 40 years old. However, we also place "Granny Au Pairs"!
I don’t have any childcare references. Can I still apply?
Of course! Our job is to find the perfect match for you! We can also place Au Pairs without previous chilcare experience. In this case please provide two very detailed character references.