To work as an au pair in China there are some basic requirements that one should meet. They include:
- Between 18-30 years old.
- High school diploma.
- Advanced English.
- Single with no kids.
One is expected to be between the ages 18-30 years old, should have at least a high school diploma. The
candidate should not have any criminal record and should be declared medically fit. In terms of character
the individual should be mature, independent, positive, outgoing and energetic. One should be conversant
with major languages in the world but the family may be categorical of the language they need to teach the
For the families which insist on the English, one must be a good English speaker, the accent will matter to, one should have a native accent, and this will allow the children and the family to understand easily. An individual who speaks English with a heavy local accent may find it hard to communicate at an international platform, therefore we insist on a native English speaker accent.
One should also have an experience on childcare; the candidate must have some proof that has taken care of the children. One must also be a good au pair, can be relied upon to stay with the children, take care of them and also teach English.
One must be ready to work for au pair in China; this should be clearly stated when applying.
Good relations with people is mandatory, the candidate must be a respectable person given that will be living with the family. One should also understand it will be her responsibility to take care of the whole family.
Communication skills need to be perfect, given that you are moving to a new culture; you must be ready to learn how to handle your host family. It is only through having good communication skills that you will learn and adapt easily in the new environment.