The book for everyone looking for short or long-term work abroad as a nanny, au pair, or mothers' help, for which there is always a great demand as so many mothers now go out to work. It includes details of the thousands of short and long term vacancies to be found around the world, and is illustrated with first-hand accounts from people who have worked with families abroad to give a taste of what au pair and nanny work is actually like.
Information given includes:
>What training and experience are needed
>The duties and rewards of the work
>The different ways of finding a job
>Preparation, including getting a contract, insurance, and what to take
>The problems you may come across and how to cope with them
>How to make the best use of your leisure time by creating a social life for yourself and learning the language
The Au Pair & Nanny's Guide to Working Abroad also includes a country guide section that covers the opportunities in twenty-five countries around the world including:
>Information on necessary visas and work permits
>The wages or pocket money you can expect to receive
>The advantages and disadvantages of working in different countries
>Whether au pairs and nannies will need private health insurance
>Useful addresses for finding work in specific countries
In addition the book includes a directory of nearly 300 au pair and nanny agencies giving details of how long they have operated for, the countries and types of work in which they specialize, the fees they charge, and who to apply to.