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[2]Useful information and documentation for au pairs and families[2]


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How should I structure a letter of offer?

Here is a sample of a formal letter of offer. A letter of offer should clarify all expectations in advance so that there are no unwelcome surprises for either aupair or family.

The Family Name and address

 

Date

Aupair name and address

 

 

Dear aupair,

 

LETTER OF OFFER

We would like to offer you the position of Aupair to our family. The terms and conditions of the job are as follows:

  1. Hours - You will be required to work for approximately …………hours per week. In addition …………. nights per week babysitting will be required. Every …………. weekend, will be spent with the family. You will have……… long weekends off a month from Friday afternoon to Monday morning.
  2. Duties and responsibilities - Your main duty is the due care of …….. You will be required to get ………….. ready for the day, get ………….to kindergarten, collect ………… after school and see to his/their needs in the afternoon. You will also be required to assist with homework, prepare lunch, snacks and dinner as required, bath and change as required, arrange visits with friends, see to after school activities, play games together as well as any thing else that may be necessary for his/their amusement and wellbeing. You will be required to do some cleaning up after …………. and yourself (including washing and ironing for ………. and yourself and the cleaning of your rooms).
  3. Salary – you will be paid an amount of …….. per month / week in arrears. Additional hours will be paid at a rate that we may agree between ourselves from time to time.
  4. Start Date and Period of Employment – you are expected to start on the ………… 1998 and to stay for a minimum period of one year. If due to circumstances beyond your control or for any other reason, you wish to leave at an earlier date than our agreement, you will be required to give one month’s notice. If we require you to leave, subject to the conditions specified under ‘discipline’, we will give you a minimum of one month’s notice.
  5. Discipline – Reasons which could give rise to disciplinary measures are as follows
  • Causing a disruptive influence in the household
  • Job incompetence
  • Conduct during or outside working hours prejudicial to our interests
  • Unreliability in timekeeping or attendance and
  • Failure to comply with our reasonable instructions or procedures

In the event of a need for disciplinary action, the procedure will be

  • First an oral warning
  • Second a written warning
  • Thirddismissal without need for further notice

Reasons with would give rise to summary dismissal would be

  • Theft or other dishonest offences
  • Drunkenness
  • Illegal drug taking
  • Child abuse or neglect
  1. Leave - You will have ……….. weeks paid leave after ……….. months of work. Leave must be negotiated however, well in advance.
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  3. Accommodation – You will have your own room in our home. We would like you to treat our home as your own (with the only proviso being that smoking is not permitted inside the house). We ask that all rooms be kept tidy and that friends staying over should only be with our permission. If we go out as a family, you will generally be invited to come with us (at our expense) should you so choose.
  4. School – You will be enrolled at an Public School to attend a course in …………. for foreigners for the duration of your stay.

We look forward to having you with us and are sure that our association will be a long and happy one. Please sign a copy of this letter as acceptance of its terms and conditions.

Yours faithfully

I have read and accept the above terms and conditions

__________________________________________

Aupair name

Dated:


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