AU PAIR PROGRAM BY SPAIN SAVVY

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Spain Savvy is a full-service travel agency focussed on incoming services for North American travelers in Spain, Portugal and Morocco. We design personalized itineraries including all kinds of touristic services, from transfers to hotels to specialized visits and activities. We focus on sustainable and creative tourism, with an aim to show our clients the real and authentic Spain. Spain Savvy is spearheaded by an American expat who has been living in Seville for over 15 years and has extensive experience in the international tourism sector.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

We have decided to offer au pair programs for young Spanish students in the United States in order to meet growing demands of our client and social network. Our American clients with families would love to have the enriching experience of hosting a young Spanish person in their homes to help care for their children. Our Spanish neighbors and friends look for these kinds of opportunities for their young adult children to travel to the USA and improve their English with the support of a loving host family. Both parties wish to have the opportunity to participate in a mutual cultural exchange and seeing how Spain Savvy is in a unique position to make that happen, we are pleased to offer our services as a “bridge” for these kinds of intercultural programs.

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PROCESS

INCLUSIONS
  • Selection process (host families and au pairs) carried out by cross-cultural professionals
  • Coordination of the au pair’s roundtrip travel Spain-U.S. (flight and transport)* including visa processing
  • Travel/medical and civil responsibility insurance for the au pair
  • Personalized training and orientation program for the au pair (English, American culture, etc.
  • Weekly stipend for the work to be performed by the au pair in the American family home (as per personalized agreement – usually between 90 and 150€/week for a few hours a day of childcare services)
  • Local specialized coordinators in Spain and in the U.S.

INCLUSIONS

  • Selection process (host families and au pairs) carried out by cross-cultural professionals
  • Coordination of the au pair’s roundtrip travel Spain-U.S. (flight and transport)* including visa processing
  • Travel/medical and civil responsibility insurance for the au pair
  • Personalized training and orientation program for the au pair (English, American culture, etc.
  • Weekly stipend for the work to be performed by the au pair in the American family home (as per personalized agreement – usually between 90 and 150€/week for a few hours a day of childcare services)
  • Local specialized coordinators in Spain and in the U.S.

Participant (Au Pair) Profile

Au Pairs will be 18+ years of age with a mid-high level of English, childcare experience and innate desire to work with children. Possession of a driver’s license is highly recommended. Spain Savvy au pairs are young people with wanderlust and desire to experience a new adventure, who possess independence, maturity and basic cross-cultural awareness.

Host Family Profile

Host families are willing to share their American lifestyle and family home with a special guest who will be taken under the family wing with affection, covering the au pair’s basic needs of lodging, food, and any family trips, etc. The au pair will essentially be one more person in the family throughout their stay. The family will also pay the au pair a small weekly stipend for the care of the family’s children as per the personalized agreement in which household duties will be clearly stated.

AU PAIR PARTICIPANT COSTS 1835€^

100€ non-refundable* deposit due at time of confirmation in program (refundable if we don’t find you a family placement for this year)
50% due upon confirming au pair travel
Balance due two months before travel
^The au pair’s weekly stipend (as detailed in the personalized agreement with the family) will be calculated in to the total program cost and discounted from the final payment of the balance due.
*Any changes or cancellations made to the au pair’s travel plans after tickets are issued will be the responsibility of the au pair and/or the family depending on the circumstances. Spain Savvy will provide more information on these extra costs if any changes must be made.

HOST FAMILY COSTS 1835€^

100€ non-refundable* deposit due at time of confirmation in program (refundable if we don’t find you an au pair for this year)
50% due upon confirming au pair travel
Balance due two months before travel
^The au pair’s weekly stipend (as detailed in the personalized agreement with the family) will be calculated in to the total program cost and added to the final payment of the balance due.
*Any changes or cancellations made to the au pair’s travel plans after tickets are issued will be the responsibility of the au pair and/or the family depending on the circumstances. Spain Savvy will provide more information on these extra costs if any changes must be made.

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Family Testimonials

There was an invaluable peace of mind in having a live-in au pair instead of coordinating babysitters: when I left the house for a work event, my children had no emotional transitions – they could continue playing with someone they loved, who truly felt like a member of the family. 
 
As a mother of 3, and a small-business owner, I never have enough hands – having our au pairs integrated into the family also meant having a constant extra set of hands for all the little details. 
 
Their presence deeply enriched the lives of our children – they learned new Spanish words and songs, and had a slice of another country’s culture embedded into their daily lives. And I too enjoyed exchanging cultural details and food.
 
It was so much FUN to see our neighborhood through the eyes of someone from another country. All the little details seemed to glow brighter under the au pair’s enthusiasm and everyone in the family enjoyed showing her the things that made our town feel special.
Caitlin Doggart-Bernal (Cape Cod, Massachusetts)