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Au Pair in China

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Experience
Au Pair
Destination
China
Duration
3 to 12 months
Ages
18 to 29

Limited spots. Earliest available arrival is currently Oct 2022, and closing very soon.

From $1,995

$495
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Trip overview

Embrace your passion for travel and children and experience a new life overseas on our Au Pair & Nanny in China trip. Become part of a Chinese household and help care for the children of a local, loving family whilst you form a close bond with the host parents. Spend your days uncovering the beauty of Asia’s largest country, feasting on fiery hot pots, exploring the ancient history and playing Chinese chess in the national parks.

We offer the complete package for those wanting to kickstart their au pair journey and, most importantly, ensure you are matched with a safe, welcoming, English speaking host family. Our team will get you sorted with all the essentials from assisting with your au pair China visa, to finding an approved host family before you go, bank account advice, accommodation nights to use when you please and 24/7 support plus more. Have all your au pair requirements taken care of by our team so you can focus on your new host family and new life in China! So you’ll be more than ready to begin your exciting au pair in China experience. Plus, regularly chat with your host family prior to taking off, so you’ll know all about them before you meet them face-to-face!

Completely immerse yourself in a new culture, make lifelong friends and, best of all, break away from your usual routine back home as you embark on an adventure to au pair in China. With the freedom to explore the country’s natural beauty in your time off or paid trips with your host family, this experience is perfect for a first-time traveller or someone ready to experience a genuine, local Chinese lifestyle.

Inclusions

Host family match

Be matched with a host family who you have personally approved before you even leave home and earn $75+ AUD per week.

Flight reimbursement

The cost of your flight there is covered! You’ll be reimbursed for your inbound flight up to $3,000RBM after you finish your time with your host family.

Dedicated Trip Coordinator

To guide you through your entire journey, assist with profile building, interview preparation, matching you with the perfect host family and leaving no question unanswered.

Trip visa guidance

Get your visa approved as cheap and easy as possible with our step-by-step instructions and personal guidance by your Trip Coordinator.

Personal Travel Concierge

You'll get a personal Travel Concierge to plan your flights, insurance or any add-ons to synchronise perfectly with your trip. Deal with a real human and get a personalised booking experience that ticks all your boxes.

Access to family profiles

You’ll get exclusive access to view family profiles and video call each family before accepting your placement to ensure you’re both an ideal fit for each other.

Pre-approved family agreement

Your agreement will be set up once you’ve matched with a host family and outlines your duties, earnings, time off and expectations, so you can feel comfortable before you arrive.

Online au pair course

Arrive prepared to be the best au pair you can. Undertake a 4-hour fun, interactive & informative digital course and learn everything you need to know, before you go. Certification of completion included.

Airport pickup or transfer

A driver will take you to your orientation in Shenzhen. If you’ve completed this online, your host family will be eagerly waiting for you at the closest major airport to take you to your new home.

Private live-in accommodation

You'll be set up in your own private bedroom, so you'll feel right at home with your new host family. With rent and utilities covered, spend your earnings on travelling instead!

Welcome orientation

Start your trip with our partner organisation’s half-day orientation in Shenzhen, where you’ll meet other au pairs and get an introduction to life in China.

Meet & greets

Make friends with other like-minded travellers from all corners of the world at events planned by our local au pair groups.

Meals

As part of the family, you'll cook and dine together with your host family at home or occasionally in local restaurants.

5 nights hostel accommodation

During your trip, we’ll give you 5 nights stay in a hostel anywhere in China, so you can keep travelling on us.

Incompatible family re-match

In the unlikely event you feel your host family and you aren't a good fit once you've settled in, we'll re-match you with a new host family (subject to good behaviour).

$200 Global Tour Voucher

We know this will be the trip of a lifetime, so you also get a Global Tour Voucher to put towards any Contiki, Busabout, Topdeck or G Adventures tour so you can go and explore some more of the world whilst you’re over there. You’re welcome.

Certificate of completion

In recognition of your hard work and dedication throughout the experience. Employers will love this addition to your resume/CV!

Ongoing local team support

Think of us as your family away from home. Whether you need advice, a shoulder to lean on or you’re looking for your next host family, our team will provide you with unlimited support.

24/7 Global Emergency Line

Feel confident knowing we have a worldwide emergency team on standby, 24/7/365, so you can feel safe and secure throughout your whole trip no matter where you are in the world.

gWorld access

Stay organised with your personalised portal where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global.

Global Academy

Gain access to an ever-growing range of skills & languages to learn before & whilst you travel.

Marketplace deals

Get exclusive access to deals and discounts through our online Marketplace. Save big on a huge range of products and services from our brand partners worldwide.

$250 off your next trip

The “Travel Bug” is a very real thing! Once you catch it, it really doesn’t go away! Book any other trip with us later and save $250. Why would you ever stop travelling?

Social

Travel alone but never lonely with Social! An exclusive social network inside our gWorld app to talk, share & meet-up with other Global Travellers in your region, with a dedicated Community Manager.

Just in case it’s not clear already, we’re not an employment or recruitment agency. Read more

Qualification

To qualify for this trip you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be between 18-29 years of age
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 5 years

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Trip details

Our Au Pair in China trip is a cultural exchange designed to get you set up abroad safe and securely with welcoming, English speaking host family. Our expert team offer assistance with all those stressful essentials you need to get set up overseas, like a local bank account and finding the perfect host family to 24/7 support and live-in accommodation. Simply, we’re here to ensure your transition to living abroad in China is seamless.

Book with confidence

Interest-free payment plans

Pay your trip off in instalments that you get to choose.

Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility

If Covid gets in the way, again, we've got your back. Read more here.

Trip location

Find yourself living in a country that has perfected the mix between enchanting antiquity and sophisticated living. We have au pair and nanny opportunities dotted across China.

Trip itinerary

Week 1

It’s finally here - the first official week of your new life in China! Once you’ve touched down, your host family will meet you at the closest major airport and take you to your new home! If you’re planning on travelling first, a driver will take you to your initial hostel accommodation instead. Spend your first week getting to know the family, setting up your bedroom and navigating around your new neighbourhood! If you're located in Shenzhen, you'll attend a half-day orientation, where you’ll get to meet other au pairs and learn about China’s intriguing history and culture. Plus, you’ll hear more about your role as an au pair and nanny. If your host family is located outside of Shenzhen, you'll complete your orientation online before you arrive.

Week 2

A week’s flown by and it feels as though you’ve known your family for a lifetime. Ease into your new schedule. As an au pair you’ll generally help out between 30 to 40 hours per week, including caring for the children at home, school runs, park outings and activities as well as some light household duties. You’ll usually have some time off to fill with meeting other travellers and exploring more of China’s spectacular landscapes and cities.

Ongoing

We’ll constantly keep in touch with you throughout your stay. If at any point during your trip you need advice or support, our team will be on hand to answer all your questions. Don’t forget you can jump on our social media pages too or buzz our 24/7 emergency support line for urgent matters. Remember, you have 5 nights of free hostel accommodation up your sleeve to use at any point during your China trip! You can squeeze in a trip to Shanghai’s modern skyline or hike along the Great Wall like you’ve always dreamed of. Come along to our partners’ events and make friends with some other travellers from all around the world. You might even find some are placed in the same area as you.  

Au pair locations

From being a stone's throw from The Great Wall in Beijing, living on the bay in Shanghai or experiencing the old world meets new world cataclysm of Hong Kong. You could find yourself au pairing in any of these destinations.

  • Shenzhen
  • Beijing
  • Guangzhou  
  • Shanghai
  • Hong Kong

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Frequently asked questions

Can I travel now?

Yes! Almost all countries are now open and accepting tourists or work visa holders, with some requiring vaccination against Covid-19 and others not. But travel is very much back, and our team is fully staffed and ready to help navigate this exciting new adventure for you. We recommend our travellers book their trips at least 6-12 months in advance, so by the time you’re ready to depart we’re confident your destination (if it’s not already) will be open and ready to go.

What happens if COVID affects my trip?

If you have to make any changes to your departure date, you’re protected with our Lifetime Deposit Guarantee and our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility. With this, we will change your trip dates for free. If this doesn’t fit around you and you can’t go on your trip anymore, we will give you a 100% refund in the form of a Trip Credit with us (See terms). If you’re unable to use it, you can also transfer that credit to someone else for them to put towards any trip too.

If you’re affected by Covid-19 while you’re overseas, you will have all the support you need from our team or partners in-country as well as have access to our 24/7 Global Emergency Line. We recommend travellers purchase Global Travel Cover travel insurance that provides Covid-19 medical protection too.

Do I need to be vaccinated to book?

As border restrictions for countries begin to ease, being fully vaccinated will maximise the number of locations you can visit. So while you are not legally required to be vaccinated, and it’s also not a requirement to travel with us, it will limit some of the countries that you can visit and may make it harder to travel through over the next 12-18 months. We highly recommend our travellers look at the current travel restrictions of their destination, speak with a medical professional or get in touch with our team for travel advice.

Why should I book now?

Covid-19 threw us a curve ball and pretty much halted all travel. This means that we have a backlog of travellers, just like you, who are desperate to get out and explore the world! Global Work & Travel works on a first-in-best-dressed basis. Booking earlier ensures that you don’t miss out on the best intake, season, placements and more! We recommend our travellers take 6-12 months to plan their trip for a reason - to make sure you’ve got everything organised perfectly, stress-free. Why not give yourself something to look forward to, by booking that trip!

Can I travel with a friend?

Yes you can! Simply tell your Trip Coordinator after booking that your friend is also going and they can link your profiles. For most of our trips we should be able to have you and your friends placed together or nearby. Meaning that you can live, work, play & travel together!

But wait there's more! Not only can you travel the world with your besties at your side, you can also earn some extra cash towards your own trip just by referring your friends to Global Work & Travel. You can learn more about the great referral rewards program inside your gWorld account once you join.

What happens if I want to cancel my trip?

Our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility means you can change your trip’s start date up to 56* days before departure without incurring any charges when you rebook it for any time (or even any other trip) in the next 2 years from your original start date.

In the event that you want to cancel your booking altogether, if you give us over 56* days notice you can do so with only a 50% cancellation fee. Your refund of the balance will come in the form of a Store Credit which you can put towards booking absolutely anything travel related with your Travel Concierge within the next 2 years!

*Some select trips excluded, including Teach (Spain, Italy & Czech Republic) and USA (Summer Camp, Working Holiday and Hotel Professional), and others as listed in Booking Conditions.

How it works

Make your decision

Choose your trip style and destination, and confirm your spot with a deposit. Then, open your gWorld account and celebrate, the hardest part is over and the fun is about to begin.

We become friends

You’ll be matched with a personal Trip Coordinator who knows all the ins & outs. They’ll guide you through everything we need to do together, so you can leave your worries behind.

Time to go

We’ll get your tickets in-hand and your transfers ready. Then, our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared for your arrival. It’s now time for the real adventure to start.

24/7 support

Never stress, knowing we’re there with you when you need us with ongoing & unlimited local team support and check-ins. And just in case, we’ve got an emergency team on stand-by, 24/7.

Still have questions?

Why go Global

Flexible trips

The unexpected can happen sometimes. Can't travel right now? Swap your trip, gift it or save it for later with our Lifetime Deposit Guarantee.

Worldwide support

Know that someone is always ready to assist throughout the journey & they’re only a call, tweet, comment, text or double tap away, 24/7.

We're the experts

With over 10 years in the industry and a team of over 100 passionate pros, you can bet we know our stuff better than anyone else.

Partner network

We have over 1,200 partners around the globe, so we have access to plenty of exclusive opportunities to make your trip the best it can be.

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