What to expect in Chile
Do you like children? Would you like to learn Spanish and immerse yourself in South American culture? If yes to those questions, then an au pair stay in Chile is just right for you. As an au pair in Chile, you live with a Chilean family with children, and become part of the family and experience the country’s culture up close.
You get a single room with full amenities. In addition, you will receive monthly pocket money from the host family. In return you will support the family with childcare and also help out a bit with the household tasks. During your au pair time in Chile you will make life long friends and you are guaranteed to experience personal growth from this unique experience.
As a competent contact person with first-class contacts, we are here to answer all questions relating to the topic of au pairs in Chile. We only place background checked and qualified au pair families in Chile, who are individually checked by our local partner as a member of the international au pair association IAPA. We will also be happy to help you reserve preparatory and accompanying language courses in Chile.
Chile – hospitality and warmth!
The people of Chile are known for their hospitality and warmth. Family and friendship have an absolutely high priority in Chilean society and form the backbone of society. As an au pair and therefore part of the family, you will quickly experience their hospitality and warmth.
You can find more reasons for an au pair in Chile here: Reasons for an au pair in Chile
Reasons to au pair in Chile
- Advantage on applications due to international experience
- Personal development
- Spanish is the second most important language in the world
- Experiencing a new fascinating culture
- Priceless experiences
- Make new friends
Working as an au pair in Chile has many advantages. You benefit both personally and professionally. An au pair stay is a big advantage for future job applications. You will also grow personally through gaining independence and getting to know yourself better.
Expanding your Spanish skills is also particularly valuable. Spanish is the second most important language in the world today and is constantly gaining importance. As an au pair your Spanish skills will progress rapidly as you learn more everyday.
Of course, you don’t just go to the other “side of the world” to work, you want to have a great, unforgettable time and experience something new and fun. Your host family’s children will certainly make you laugh a lot, and the open-minded nature of the Chileans and the country itself will inspire you. You can explore Chile together with your new friends.
During your au pair stay in Chile, ChileVentura is always here to help. We advise you actively and are available for questions and problems of any kind, in order to make your au pair stay an unforgettable experience.
Au-pair families in Chile
Our au pair host families are spread all over Chile, but most of them live in the greater Santiago area. The make up of families are very different. We work with both Chilean and foreign families. The families usually have one to four children between the ages of 0 and 14 years. All of our au-pair families are carefully selected and we do a home inspection. We work to match the ideas and needs of the family with yours, so that we have the best possible family au-pair match .
General information about Au-pairing in Chile
The typical tasks of an au pair in Chile include childcare and household tasks. This includes, for example, taking the children to school, helping the children with homework, playing, doing handicrafts or singing. It is also possible that you will accompany the children to sports and leisure activities and go to the playground with them.
The needs of every host family are different. So the hours you work are determined by you and your host family. The average work week is 30-40 hours per week. You are entitled to at least two completely free weekends per month and at least four free evenings per week.
Depending on the host family, your pocket money is between 200 and 300 USD per month. In addition, you receive a single room and full amenities free of charge.
Duration and timing
You determine the duration and the date of your au pair stay yourself. However, the minimum duration is 3 months and a maximum of 12 months is possible. You can start your au pair job in Chile at any time of the year.
Knowledge of Spanish
You don’t speak Spanish yet or only very little? No problem. Au pairs who do not yet speak Spanish can reach the required language level in a language school in Chile in just a few weeks. In some host families, the working hours allow you to take a Spanish course in addition to your au pair job.
You can find more questions and answers about au pairs in Chile in our FAQ.
with accommodation in a single room and full board
Includes the following services
- Placement with your au pair family in Chile
- Single room in the host family’s house
- Full board with the host family
- Personal advice and support for general questions throughout your stay
- Translation of your résumé in Spanish
- Personal English contact person on site
- 24-hour emergency number in Chile
- Program confirmation for visa application (if a visa is necessary)
- Certificate of participation for your au pair
- Info brochure with the most important data and facts about Chile
- Useful information and tips about your stay
Combine an au-pair job with work and travel, volunteering or internship
Includes the following services
If you are planning a longer stay, you can combine an au pair job with a work and travel job, a ranch stay, a volunteer work or an internship at different locations in Chile. Our programs can be combined with one another as needed. The best thing is, if you combine several programs in Chile, you will receive the following discounts on the program costs.