What is a Demi Pair?

WHAT IS A DEMI PAIR?

A Demi Pair is a young adult who comes to Australia to further their English studies. All our Demi Pairs study at well known language schools in Perth such as Perth International College if English, Language Links and Lexis English Scarborough. The Demi Pair lives with the host family and in exchange for full board (including meals) will provide 15 hours of quality childcare and light household duties every week. The Demi Pair is not provided with a weekly allowance (unlike the Au Pair), only if extra hours or babysitting are needed. If this is required then the Demi Pair should be paid $15 per hour. The Demi Pair is a full time student so she/he will attend school from 9am until 2.30pm/3pm Monday through to Thursday and 9am until 12.30pm on Fridays. They should then be given the weekend to explore the city and surrounding areas of Perth. The Demi Pair should also have her/his own private bedroom.

 

A Demi Pair will have childcare experience. Au Pair Connections Australia and our international partner agencies make sure that the Demi Pair has adequate childcare experience, police and medical checks and are interviewed on a one on one basis. All of these checks and a personal profile of the Demi Pair are supplied to the interested host family before being connected and placed.

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EXAMPLE OF DEMI PAIR DUTIES

  • Helping prepare family meals
  • Helping with cleaning of the kitchen
  • Cleaning high chairs
  • Preparing children’s lunch bag and school bags
  • Putting toys away and cleaning children’s bedrooms
  • Getting children ready for school, daycare or kindergarten

  • Bathing children and keeping children entertained
  • Washing, hanging out clothes, taking clothes off the line and folding
  • Ironing and putting away children’s clothes
  • Vacuuming/sweeping/mopping
  • Helping keep communal areas clean
  • Keeping her/his own room and bathroom clean

SUMMARY

A Demi Pair is a student and a part time Au Pair

 

A Demi Pair will provide 15 hours work per week in exchange for full board including meals

 

A Demi Pair will be paid $15 per hour for any hours completed outside the 15 hours per week and also for any babysitting

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