Hiring an Aupair

Requirements for placing Au pairs:

With us, you have peace of mind, we do not compromise on the quality and reliability of our aupairs. All our aupairs endure a thorough screening.

How the screening process works:

  • – Screen CV
  • – Candidates are interviewed by one of our expert team members
  • – Background Checks performed
  • – CV submitted to family for review
  • – Set up interviews with family
  • – Decide on employment
  • – Sign employment contracts
  • – Aupair can commence work

Our Aupairs are thoroughly screened and intense interview sessions are held by our expert team members. We only recommend reputable aupairs.

– Excellent English and/or Afrikaans proficiency
– Formal work experience
– Matric Certificate
– Valid ID or work permit
– Valid Driver’s License
– Roadworthy vehicle with safety belts and kiddie lock
– Clear Criminal record
– Positive childcare employment references
– A PASSION for childcare

  • *Suggested hourly rates as follows:
  • Guideline of salary for aupair

  • Experience0-12 hours per week13-20 hours per week21-30 hours per week31 or more hours per week
    1 yearR3000R4500R5500R7500+
    2-3 yearsR4000R5500R6500R8500+
    3-4 yearsR500R6000R7500R9500+
    4 years plusR6000R6500R8000R10000+
  • Over time to be reimbursed at 1.5 x the hourly rate Sundays & Public Holidays should be reimbursed at double the hourly rate.*The above rates are not inclusive of travel, which is usually reimbursed at R3.24 per KM. Usually the family decides to either include a travel allowance based on an average of kilometres in a month into the salary alternatively a log book is kept by the employee and pay accordingly.

Vehicle Roadworthy services

– The vehicle roadworthy services allows you the peace of mind that your new aupair is driving a reliable car, from good conditioned tyres, reliable brakes, oil checks and much more.

Psychometric analysis Test

We offer a valuable psychometric Integrity analysis, research has been conducted to determine what is common in the results of this analysis and the factors that have shown to be credible to your requirements and needs.The measures are as follows:

– Honesty.
– Stealing/theft.
– Violation of Policies.
– Rules and regulations.
– Reliability and dependability.
– Lying, denial, projection, justification, work ethic and manipulation.
– Price on request.


The client undertakes to pay Aupairsatwork (Pty) Ltd an administration fee of R200.00. The said amount must be paid by the client to Aupairsatwork (Pty) Ltd prior to us carrying out any placement services. Once a candidate has been placed. If a client no longer requires the services of Aupairsatwork (Pty) Ltd for any reason, the R200.00 administration fee will not be refunded.

Placement Fees:

For permanent placements Aupairsatwork (Pty) Ltd charges a NON REFUNDABLE placement fee calculated at the rate of 10% of the gross annual salary, this also includes the petrol allowance and live in allowance if applicable built into the gross salary. The placement fee is payable, in full, upon confirmation of the placement with the candidate and no later than 3 days from date of signing of this contract. No candidate will be permitted to commence employment with the client until all fees due to Aupairsatwork (Pty) Ltd have been paid in full.

Placement fees for temporary positions will be calculated as follows, these fees are NON REFUNDABLE:

– 1 day to 1 month A standard rate of R3500
– 1 month 1 day – 3 months is 30% of the total gross income paid to the candidate
– 3 months 1 day  – 5 months is 25% of the total gross income paid to the candidate
– 5 months 1 day  – 7 months is 20% of the total gross income paid to the candidate
– 7 months 1 day – 10 months is 15% of the total gross income paid to the candidate
– 10 months 1 day to 12 months is 12% of the total gross income paid to the candidate

NB: Gross income must include petrol allowance and live in benefits if applicable.

Au pair Salaries

Here is a guideline of suggested au pair salaries for families who are looking to employ a high calibre Au Pair.

Agency fees

How much will everything cost you in regards to Registartion Fee Placement Fee Payment Options.

Placement forms

In order for Aupairs at Work to assist you with finding a suitable au pair for your family we do require that you complete the following documents.