AU PAIR program in DENMARK
AU-PAIR in DENMARK
Denmark is a small country of
islands, located in Northern Europe. Denmark, which also consists of
Greenland and the Faroe Islands, is a part of Scandinavia. The country
has approx. 5.3 million inhabitants.
YOU AND YOUR HOST PARENTS
An aupair in Denmark must be treated the same as the rest of the family and you become a big sister or brother in the family home. The Danes feel strongly that both sexes must have equal rights and it is perfectly fine for childcare to be done a man instead of a woman. The home is very important to the Danes.
They invest a lot in good and spacious accommodation and normally most meals are taken in the home; so if you enjoy cooking this could be the perfect program for you. There are three main meals in Denmark: breakfast and dinner are typically eaten at home, whereas lunch for practical reasons has to be eaten elsewhere and often consists of a packed lunch brought from home.
The Danes prioritise their spare time highly, and many are active outside of work practising sports, attending evening classes, participating in cultural activities such as visiting museums and going to the theatre or taking part in associations and clubs.
The Danish cultural life is varied, offering live music, ballet, theatre and opera. The Royal Danish Ballet, the opera houses in Jutland and Copenhagen and the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra are examples of internationally acclaimed institutions. Denmark is, furthermore, the country of music festivals, which means the selection of music in the summer half is comprehensive and international, especially in the genres of rock, folk and jazz.
Other leisure activities range from all types of sport and exercise to clubs, associations, organisation and evening classes. All local authorities arrange activities specifically for children.
You may be responsible for bathing and feeding the children, playing games, taking them to school and fetching them, supervising homework and taking them to extra mural activities such as, swimming lessons, art, karate, ballet; arranging play dates with friends and taking them on suitable outings. You will be responsible for ironing, general housework, meal preparation, help with grocery shopping and other family chores. Family life is warm, cosy and affectionate.
We provide you with information about your host family and they will call you for an interview. Often you will choose a family based on mutual expectations and hobbies and interests, or they may just sound right. Should the unlikely case of an exploitative situation occur, JCR will remove you and arrange for you to stay in a safe house and where possible place you with another family.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM THE AU-PAIR PROGRAM IN DENMARK
ACCEPTANCE BY JCR FOR THE AUPAIR PROGRAM
To apply you must
To use these forms you must have a version of Adobe Reader on your computer.
( email us to request these sent to you as word documents if you prefer, please remember to tell us which country!)
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Application (this version allows you to complete the form online and email only the data. You can courier or post the balance of the application)
Application (This version can be printed and returned to us)
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If you are seventeen, you will need a letter of permission from both your parents to participate in the Aupair Program in Denmark