Over 1000 au pairs placed
With ABC you will receive professional and the best possible care provided by your au pair. We believe that home based child care provided by a dedicated caregiver is simply the best environment for child learning & development.

Young au pairs from France, Spain and Poland spend the school year or the summer with a local family in order to improve their English and to engage in new culture and way of life.

The au pair assists the family in looking after the children and doing light house work. This is an inexpensive & flexible childcare option as the au pair and the children reside under the same roof.

The au pair candidates are interviewed by agents overseas and are carefully selected.


Local support & guidance
ABC Languages Au Pair Agency organises au pairs placements in and around Limerick only in order to keep in touch with the families and candidates.

Claire is always available to resolve any issues that may arise with au pairs and families assisting in giving guidance and advice when needed.

The au pairs on arrival receive information to aid them in the transitional period to ensure that they are able to meet other au pairs locally so that they don’t feel isolated when placed with families.

Home based care provides a stable and secure environment for children and a dedicated home based caregiver, such as an au pair, ensures that each child gets the full attention, love and support they need

Why should you choose an au pair?
Quite simply, we believe that an au pair provides unmatched convenience and support for families. There are four key reasons why we believe that an au pair is a great option for busy families:

1. Help and support

An au pair gives busy families an “extra pair of hands” in the home. Not only does an au pair provide dedicated (one-on-one) child care but they also help with light cleaning, cooking and laundry duties for the children.

2. Convenience and flexibility
An au pair provides child care in the best location of all – home. No more picking up from and dropping off to day care centres. As a live-in caregiver, your au pair is there when you need them. If your child is home sick or if you need a babysitter last minute – your au pair is there to help.

3. Cultural Experience
Having someone from a different culture caring for your children is fun and educational. Au pairs often become like another member of the family and it is not uncommon to stay in touch for years afterward.

Employment Law

Au pairs are not excluded from employment law and enjoy the same protection as domestic workers. The ILO Domestic Workers Convention 2011 (No. 189) defines a domestic worker as any person engaged in domestic work within an employment relationship in or for a household or households. A person who performs domestic work only occasionally or sporadically and not on an occupational basis is not considered a domestic worker. Domestic work is generally accepted to include cleaning, cooking, laundry, childminding, care of elderly or sick family members, gardening and maintenance, driving, and any other duties relating to a household. The use of designations such as 'Au Pair' or other descriptions of arrangements between consenting parties do not in themselves mean that a person working in a home is not an employee under Irish law.

Domestic workers enjoy the same protection under Irish employment legislation as all other legally employed workers. The rights of persons employed in private homes are set out in a Code of Practice, produced by the Labour Relations Commission in consultation with representatives of Social Partners. This document may be viewed or downloaded from the link at the foot of the page. Please click here for more info https://www.workplacerelations.ie/en/ Publications_Forms/Domestic-Workers-in-Ireland.pdf or contact WRC: Tel: 059 9178990 Lo-call: 1890 80 80 90

How to Apply

Question yourself before choosing the au pair option to child minding

  1. Are we ready to have a stranger living with us 24/7?
  2. Will we have the patience to train someone who finds it hard to understand and to speak English?
  3. Will we be able to provide transportation to/from town when needed?  
    If you live in the countryside or off a bus route, lots of driving will be involved.
  4. Will we survive a week or two without an au pair?
  5. ABC cannot guaranty to organise a new au pair placement before your previous au pair leaves.
  6. Are you ready to treat a young person as part of your family?

Submitting your application

The family must provide:

Placement fees

Please note that no payment is due until the au pair has been placed with your family.
€335 for extra long term (i.e over 9 months)
€275 for long tern (i.e. Over 3 - 9 months)
€150 for short term (i.e 1 - 3 months)

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