Au pair in China

What is an Au Pair in China?

what is an au pair

An Au Pair in China is a young single person between the ages of 18-29, who lives with a family in China for a period of 3, 6, 9 or 12 months. The Au pair helps with general housework and childcare in exchange for room, board and pocket money (stipend.) 

The Au Pair program is one of cultural/educational exchange. The Au Pair is given the opportunity to experience the culture of the country that he/she is in. In return, the Au Pair will be asked to perform general household duties (washing and tidying up, laundry, ironing, cooking etc.) and to take care of the host children for a maximum of 35 hours per week. The Au Pair is not an employee but a member of the family and will be treated as such.

About China

Stretching 5,000 kilometers from east to west and 5,500 kilometers from north to south, China is a large country with widely varying landscapes. Its territory includes mountains, high plateaus, sandy deserts, and dense forests. Home to the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City and the mighty Yangtze River, there is a lot to explore! While traveling you also can’t miss out on treating yourself to some dim sum, Peking duck, hotpot, Zhajiangmian or mapo tofu (if you can handle the spice!). Visiting an authentic Chinese market is an absolute must do. The Chinese culture is very respectful, and they enjoy learning from others. Fun fact: the famous giant panda lives in the misty mountains of southwest China and nowhere else on Earth.

Do you qualify?

do you qualify

  • You must be between the ages of 18-29 years old.
  • Valid National senior certificate.
  • Have good childcare or babysitting experience.
  • Have a genuine love and interest in working with children.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Be in good health (only non-smokers are accepted.)
  • Not married and no children of your own.
  • No criminal record.
  • Willingness to explore and experience a different country and culture.

What is included in the program:

What is included in the Au pair program

  • Screened host family.
  • House-o-Orange Au pairs to answer all your questions before and during your stay.
  • Room and board.
  • Monthly pocket money up to 2000 RMB per month.
  • Accident Insurance during your stay.
  • Program orientation after arrival in China.
  • 60 Chinese course hours per 3 months, including Mandarin courses and culture classes.
  • Chinese sim cell phone card and transportation card provided upon arrival.
  • Assistance with obtaining visa.
  • Return ticket for 6-month program or longer.
  • Completion bonus: 6 months (2500 RMB,) 9 months (4000 RMB) and 12 months (5500 RMB.)

Program fee:

  • R500 registration fee (payable before the interview. 50% discount for returning HoO Au pairs.)
  • R2500 placement fee (payable when placed with a host family.)
  • Visa fee.
  • Flight ticket to China.

Application process:

Application process

  • Contact HOO RSA to receive the necessary information and documents.
  • Once your application has been approved, schedule your in-person interview with HOO.
  • Send all documentation required to build your profile, prior to your interview date.
  • Apply for all other official required documents such as your passport, police clearance, UBC etc.
  • Match with a host family.
  • Get ready for departure.
  • Travel to China!

} Our office hours are:
Mon - Thu  : 08.30-17.00
Friday only : 08.30-16.00

Elandi Lochner – Senior Manager
021 553 3638

Stephanie Oosthuizen – Program Manager
021 553 3638