Chinese Canadian Family Requires Au Pair

A unique au pair opportunity in Guangzhou, China!

UPDATED: This family will accept an au pair for minimum 3 months (up to 9 months).  A live-in housekeeper has been hired and the au pair needs only to spend 2 – 4 hours per day with the children!

A lovely Chinese-Canadian family is looking for a native English speaking Canadian female to join their family in China for approximately 9 months starting in mid-November.  Although it’s short notice, the family offers a wonderful opportunity to live with them and experience Chinese life in Guangzhou.

A stay-at-home mom, working father and 3 bright and active daughters make up this family.  The au pair will have:

  • private bedroom and bathroom
  • free room and board
  • weekly cash allowance (approximately $80 CAD paid in Chinese currency)
  • part-time Chinese language lessons paid for by the family
  • airfare & medical insurance re-imbursement: upon 4 months completion with the family 50% re-imbursement & at 9 months the remaining 50% of airfare re-imbursed

These benefits are offered in exchange for approximately 25 hours per week of babysitting and help around the house.  The daughters are aged 9, 5 & 14 months; the host mother would like help to get the oldest girls ready for school in the morning, tidying the children’s bedrooms, preparing lunch for the baby and playing with the girls in the evening and other light housework as required.  Everyone in the family speaks fluent English & Chinese.

The family goes to church and bible study regularly and prefers to have a non-smoking, Christian female au pair who has recently graduated college or university (who also loves children, of course!).  The girls enjoy playing piano, colouring, swimming & tennis. 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please first send your resume and a letter addressed to the family describing yourself, your interests and why you want to go to China to Jeanette Kramer at info(at)  A complete application will require the following documents:

  • 3 references (childcare, work or school, character)
  • letter to the family
  • 3 – 5 photos of yourself
  • criminal record check
  • au pair program application fee FREE PROGRAM APPLICATION (read more about au pairing here)

The au pair will be responsible for the cost of the visa application fee ($75 CAD), airfare & travel medical insurance (see re-imbursement program mentioned above).

The anticipated start date for this placement is December 1, 2011 so please apply soon!

If you are interested in Chinese family life, children and travel, then this is a great opportunity for you!  Contact Latitude International today!