The Language Place

host an au-pair application form

Please complete this online application form and please read our terms and conditions. We will contact you to arrange a home visit and to answer any questions you have about hosting an au-pair.

Please fill in this section carefully so that we have all your details. *obligatory

Good to know:

Our au-pairs come to Ireland on English language study programmes for 2 - 12 months. They are usually students interested in teaching, trainee teachers or recently graduated teachers who need to perfect their English to work in a bilingual environment.

Are there any other people living in the family home?*  

Will the student(s) have an en-suite room or exclusive use of a bathroom?* 

Are there any pets in your home?* 

Does anybody in the family smoke?*  

Does anybody in the family speak a foreign language?* 

Does any family member have any special needs (medical, dietary, behavioural, etc)?* 

Has the family hosted an au-pair before?* 

Mark the activities you are interested in*.

Good to know:

Our au-pairs look after their host family children for 20-30 hours per week. They receive pocket money from their host family plus food and accommodation. Under Irish law, host families must pay their au-pairs minimum wage (€10.50 per hour) and can deduct approximately €1 per hour worked for food and €25 per week for accommodation. An au-pair who works 30 hours per week should receive €260, an au-pair who works 25 hours per week should receive €215 and an au-pair who works 20 hours a week should receive €165. Under Irish law au-pairs can work up to 48 hours a week but must be paid €9.50 for every additional hour worked (minimum wage less €1).

Our au-pairs must attend 3-6 hours of English classes per week on either two mornings (Mondays & Wednesdays OR Tuesdays & Thursdays 10.00-13.15 OR two evenings Mondays & Wednesdays OR Tuesdays & Thursdays 17.30-19.00 or 19.00-20.30. Please note that it may not always be possible to accommodate your au-pair in your preferred timetable. Please give details of what you expect your childcare requirements to be.

Please give details of what you expect your childcare requirements to be.

If you live in a rural area, can you transport or provide transport for your au-pair to and from her English classes?*

If you live in Dundalk, do you live within a 30-minute walk of the school?* 

If you live in a rural area, is your home on a bus route?*  


contact us


telephone: 00 353 42 9320729
mobiles: 00 353 87 2297476
00 353 87 2297473


2 jocelyn place,
dundalk, co louth, ireland

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