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AuPair Essentials Online Course

Families entrust their most valuable assets: their children, into the care of young and mostly inexperienced young adults from overseas, who are also unfamiliar with Australian customs, climate and time zone plus traffic conditions when driving.

On arrival the overload of information, being a mixture of basic training of household tasks, settling in and important safety precautions and routines for children often leads to a feeling of being overwhelmed and the exhaustion reflects on how alert your Au Pair can be. 

With more parents choosing in-home childcare as an affordable and flexible option, it will give you peace of mind to know that your new “big sister or brother” has had the basic childcare training they need to safely care for your children, which eases the settling in.

That’s why Au Pair Assist has partnered with Sittertrain and encourages families to ask their au pairs to complete their Au Pair Essentials Online Course before they start with you.

The Sitter Train certificated Au Pair course aims to provide the Au Pair with a more in-depth knowledge about the development and appropriate care of children. It will also introduce to the qualities and skills needed to start the process of being a “super” au pair/babysitter. 

Ideally an Au Pair starts the course overseas as all content and support will be delivered online and electronically. Your AuPair will thank you for their confident start and as a reward for their commitment, Au Pair Assist recommends families reimburse their au pair for the cost of the course after 3 months of their successful placement with the family.

As a bonus, our member families and their Au Pairs will receive a further discount for the Sitter Train Aupair Essentials Online Course plus bonus material so why not become a member with Au Pair Assist now for the best au pair experience possible.

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GET YOUR AU PAIR COURSE CERTIFICATION ONLINE

Let us introduce you to the world of children by becoming a babysitter or Au Pair. This certificated babysitter / Au Pair course aims to provide you with a more in-depth knowledge about the development and appropriate care of children. It will also introduce you to the qualities and skills needed to start the process of being a “super” au pair/babysitter. This course is for anyone who enjoys working with children, including casual babysitters and for those of you are considering a career in childcare.

The first 6 modules of the course will take about 6 hours to complete online and your success will be recognised with a certificate.

Au Pair Assist will provide Module 7 exclusively to members of Au Pair Assist and their au pairs and include a bonus material pack for successful candidates with recipes and ideas for activities to help you on your way.

We recommend that this course be done in conjunction with a first aid course (German girls bring this already with the driving license) for maximum benefit.

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  Cost of the Sittertrain Au Pair Essentials Online Course is normally $100, but we can offer a 10% discounts to all friends of Au Pair Assist. Just and use coupon code AUPAIRASSIST at the checkout when booking your course with Sittertrain.

Members of Au Pair Assist will not only get a special price of $85 but will also receive the Au Pair Assist exclusive Bonus Material Pack. Our Au Pair Assist DIY-Membership starts with only $1/week, so why not sign up and claim the member's discount?

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Sittertrain AuPair Essentials Online course

The first 6 modules of the course will take about 6 hours to complete online and your success will be recognised with a certificate.

Au Pair Assist will provide Module 7 exclusively to  Au Pair Assist au pairs and include a bonus material pack for su

ccessful candidates with recipes and ideas for activities to help you on your way.

The course covers the following areas:

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Module 1: Understanding Children

You have chosen a course that is all about working and assisting with young children, which suggests that you enjoy being with children and people. You obviously feel that you have the right qualities to be a good Au Pair or babysitter assisting a busy family with the care of their children. This module provides you with in-depth knowledge about the

  • emotional and
  • intellectual developmental stages of children
  • age appropriate activities
  • behaviour management. 

Module 2: Basic Childcare

This module will introduce you to caring for an infant from baby to toddler and covers:

  • how to hold a baby
  • changing nappies
  • bottle and formula preparation
  • food preparation and healthy snacks
  • dressing babies and young children
  • hygiene
  • bath time
  • bed time routines

Module 3: Safety at home

 Although this module tries to cover the most obvious and important areas of safety, always be aware that there are many dangers for young children. You have a duty of care towards the children you look after and you need to be always vigilant of possible dangers as follows:

  • general Indoor safety
  • fire safety at home
  • pet safety
  • natural disasters
  • emergency response

Module 4: Safety out and about

Even more so safety is important when you and your children are on unfamiliar grounds where unexpected and not foreseeable things happen - the out doors. This module covers

  • what to plan when going out
  • sun and heat exposure
  • car safety
  • water safety
  • riding on wheels
  • playgrounds
  • backyards and farm safety

Module 5: first aid and medical

The first thing is always to check whether a host family has provided you with all important emergency information. Hopefully you will not have to practice what you are going to learn in this module, but accidents happen and it is important to be alert, quick and comforting to the child in case of

  • serious injury
  • serious illness
  • cuts, scrapes and bleeding
  • head injuries
  • fractures
  • bumps and bruises
  • burns, bites and stings
  • allergies and asthma
  • poisoning (medication safety!) and chocking
  • signs of abuse

Module 6: Just for you

This Module is just for you to ensure that you have a great experience being an Au Pair in Australia. According to our motto: Get out of your comfort zone and have the experience of your life time! the focus of this module is on

  • adjusting to life as an au pair
  • expectations
  • looking out for yourself
  • making the most out of your experience. 

Module 7: Self Care and Housekeeping by Au Pair Assist

In this module we look at caring for yourself and some basic tips on housekeeping. Being an aupair usually requires that you live-in with a family for a period of time helping them with their children. Often being an aupair means that you leave your home country or city and go to live with another family in another country or city. Even if you are not living with the family, there are areas that are important to take note of as an Au Pair.

At the end of this module you have a better understanding of the following areas:

  • time management
  • settling in with the family and building a relationship with the children’s mother
  • working conditions for live in au pairs incl. household chores
  • using the family’s telephone, computer and other property
  • driving
  • personal reactions, emotions, getting out of your comfort zone
  • general and personal safety in the home and when you are out and about

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How to make and how to use

  • Playdough

Recipes for

  • easy macaroni and cheese
  • yummy soup

Things to make together with the children such as:

  • muffins
  • “pirate” drumsticks
  • cheese spread pizza
  • spuddy buddies

 

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