can I earn?
You will be paid in British pounds once a week by your host
family. They will pay you a nett amount after all deductions.
You will not have to pay rent and your family will also
provide all meals,so your money is free and clear. You can
earn between £200 -
£350 per week or in Rands, approximately
R15,000 per month! In addition the family will contribute
R6800) towards your airfare and provide a further bonus
of £500 (approx R6800) at the end of your contract.
here to check what you will need to be able to participate on
Working Holiday programs in the United Kingdom
The Working Holiday visa will be coming to an
end towards the end of 2008. The UK Immigration Services have
been speaking of possible changes for some time. It is now upon
us and very much a reality. We have kept our ears as close to
the ground as possible on this topic.What we know is that the UK
Working Holiday Visa, greatly appreciated by young South
Africans since the early 90's, will be replaced by the Youth
Mobility Scheme. At present it appears that our government has
not made sufficient reciprocal arrangements with the British
Government for South Africans to be eligible for the new
scheme. We have been advised that these changes could begin any
time from October. If you are interested in travelling to the UK
on a Working Holiday Visa, you should apply sooner rather than
later. If you are currently studying and about to graduate, you
may want to consider applying for the existing Working Holiday
Visa for travel at a later date.
You want professional
childcare to be your career. You may have a Montessori or Educare or other
nursery school or day care qualification or you may have been
working in full time child care for two years or more already. This
program has been designed especially for you and recognises your special
skills and abilities. You will be responsible for the sole charge of young
children, not yet at school aged from 3 months to 4 or 5 years old. You
will be fully responsible for their care, including feeding, bathing,
dressing, providing correct stimulation for their growth and development
and in addition for the care of their rooms and clothing. Here is a sample
of one of our positions:
FAMILY S. HELLER
- Housekeeper/Nanny - required ASAP.
3 boys aged 6, 4 and 9 months. The older boys are at school daily.
Mum is at home but highly involved with charity work. All nursery
duties and children's laundry and ironing also preparation of
children's meals. Light housework daily. Getting the boys up,
dressed giving breakfast etc. Family have a chocolate Labrador
(quite a small one) who will need to be taken out just for a short
'toilet breaks' during the day. A dog walker is employed. Cleaner
employed 3 times a week for all heavy duties. Child-care will all be
share care as when mum is around she likes to do things with the
boys, but she wants to be able to leave the baby with Nanny, who can
take him for walks, to groups etc. Family have a home in Sussex
near Chichester where they will be going for 5 - 6 weeks during the
summer and they will need Nanny to go with them. If the Nanny wants
to go to London occasionally (1 hours 25 mins. on train) that will
be fine and family will pay her fare. Good swimmer as family have
pool in the country. House has been built in a micro-climate, so
weather is beautiful. and house opens up on to the beach. Family are
looking for a flexible warm girl, not a strict disciplinarian but
someone who can mould the boys (who are lively) to have good manners
and to do as they are asked without shouting etc. Each month Mr
Heller is away in South Africa for a week, so a reliable and mature
girl needed who can fill in with an extra pair of hands. Family live
approx. 10 mins. from central London with absolutely everything you
could need. Own room and bathroom and own sun terrace opening from
bedroom (not huge room). Non-smokers. Jewish faith keeping dietary
laws, but not religious. Driving not necessary. 275 pounds per week
tax and insurance paid.
You need to complete
our detailed application forms. Email
so that we can
arrange an interview for you. You will need copies of all your
qualifications and references from every child care position you
have had. Once we have finalised your application, we
submit it to host families. We provide
you with information about host families that are interested in
you and they will
call you for an interview. Often you will choose a family
based on mutual expectations and interests,
or they may just sound right. Once the match is agreed, JCR will put in
place a contract and assist you with your visa and flight. The working
holiday visa is a two year visa and you are expected to use your
earnings to explore and travel for at least 50% of the time you are in
the UK. Accordingly, we will require you to sign a contract with
the host family for 6 to 12 months.
WHAT YOU CAN
EXPECT AS A PREMIERE AUPAIR OR PROFESSIONAL NANNY IN THE UK
Work up to 55 hours per week including some
Work 10 hours
per day, childcare and childcare related housekeeping only
your own furnished bedroom in your host family's
home, or a separate flat of your own.
weekly pay from £200
- £350 per week after deductions. This
depends on your experience, maturity and the responsibilities and
duties you undertake. Salaries are higher in London than elsewhere
in the country.
two weeks paid vacation
Have access to
family transport or a car of your own to drive.
Receive a formal
contract listing your hours, duties, responsibilities, pay and
Have support for the
full period of your contract, including rematch if necessary by a
JCR representative in your work area.
able to travel and explore the UK.
contribution from the family towards your airfare when you
accept a year contract and a further £500 bonus at the end of
To get onto the program:
You must be between 20 and 29 inclusive.
Must be a non smoker
Preferably have a driving licence for at least six months
You must have either
Completed either a
full-time academic course in childcare OR
Have two years
full-time experience as a nanny, child care provider, or nursery
Be prepared to make a commitment to a family's
child care needs.