You want to study in France but you can't find a place to live, you don't feel ready to live alone, you don't have the means to be independent, or many other reasons?
We have the solution : you can be an Au Pair during your studies! Yes, studying 🧑🎓 and being an au pair 🧑🍼 can be a good plan to allow you to be part of a great family, to live a great experience, and at the same time to continue your studies (in the big city you've been dreaming of since you were little 💭...) while saving money !
There are lots of advantages to choose this way of life
No housing search 🏡 No rent to pay... No need for a guarantor...
No shopping 🛒 to do and pay for, your host family would take care of it
Public transport 🚗 is paid for or a car is made available for you if you have your driving license and need to take the children to school and/or pick them up
And on top of that you will receive pocket money 💶 every week (approx. 360 €/ month)
In return, you have some tasks to do...
You will care for the children 👨👧👧 about 21h per week. If your schedule is not too busy that's perfect!
You might have to take them to school and/or pick them up as well 🏫, handle bath/shower time 🛁, play with them 🧩 and if the family wants to, babysit them in the evening from time to time
You will also be asked to help with some light household chores like cooking 👨🍳 for the children, taking care of their laundry 🧺, making sure their bedrooms is tidy, etc...
⚠️If you want to be a student and an Au Pair at the same time, just make sure your schedule would "match" the family's needs. Not all families have the same schedule, it depends on many things like the parents's jobs, how far the school is, and the children's age too. Just keep in mind that if you have a busy schedule as a student, it might be difficult to find a host family.
And if we can give you some advice, be motivated and above all well organised ! 💪
BUTRFLY accompanies young people from 15 to 25 years old in the construction of their career path and their first trips through orientation programs and mobility projects such as au pair experience or study abroad.