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German/English speaking care for Au-Pairs and exchange high school students in the South of Ireland

2 months ago

ASE Cultural Exchange
ASE Cultural Exchange student Lisanne Schlüter from Germany, currently a student at Mount Mercy College in Cork, is an accomplished rower and top athlete. While attending school in Cork she has joined the Lee Rowing Club and has been training with them. Lisanne went to a Munster meet in Limerick on Saturday and came 2nd – single scull – she finished in her personal best time. Congratulations, Lisanne! 🤩 ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

ASE Cultural Exchange
It is the sixth year in a row that ASE Cultural Exchange Ltd. is proud to donate 4% of the Au-Pair placement fees paid by our host families to UNICEF Ireland! 🤗#unicefireland #UNICEF#languageexchange #exchangeagency #culturalexchange #ireland ... See MoreSee Less
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10 months ago

ASE Cultural Exchange
Last weekend, some of our Au-Pairs and exchange students joined us on our ASE Cultural Exchange #adventuretrip: After a boat tour, we hiked through a pristine oak forest in #killarneynationalpark. 🌲 Our ASE mascot Pepsi had a great time swimming and hiking with us – and so did we with you; thank you for joining! 🌞#countykerry#languageexchange #exchangeagency#studyabroad #aupair #aupairagency #highschool #culturalexchange #ireland #aseculturalexchange #exchangestudentprogram #exchangestudent #happydays ... See MoreSee Less
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11 months ago

ASE Cultural Exchange
Today, we hope you fished out some of your #green clothes again: THE #nationalholiday that is celebrated in more countries around the world than any other, #stpatricksday, or let's say – the day everyone wants to be #irish – is celebrated today.According to tradition, Patrick came to Ireland to convert the pagan Irish to Christianity. Patrick's efforts to convert, subjugate, and drive off the #celts were eventually turned into an allegory in which he drove #snakes 🐍 out of Ireland (Fun Fact: Ireland has never had any snakes!).Tradition holds that he died on March 17. Over the following centuries, many legends grew up around Patrick and he became Ireland's foremost saint.With this little history lesson, the staff of ASE Cultural Exchange wishes you a happy St. Patrick's Day! 🍀#exchangeagency #ireland #dublin #stpatricksdayparade #irland ... See MoreSee Less
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1 years ago

ASE Cultural Exchange
As 2021 is coming to an end, we have once again prepared another #Irish vocabulary lesson to help you impress your host family on the “Oíche Chinn Bliana” (which literally means “Year’s End Night”, the Irish equivalent for New Year’s Eve).The Irish language distinguishes between talking to one person and talking to more than one person:If you want to say “Happy New Year” to one person, you can say “Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise Duit” (pronounce it like /Ah-vleen fway vah-sha gwitch/).If you wish to say it to a group of people, it is “Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise Daoibh” (/Ah-vleen fway vah-sha jeeve/).With this little lesson in mind, the staff of ASE Cultural Exchange Ltd. wishes you and your host families a prosperous #NewYear! 🎆🎉 ... See MoreSee Less
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1 years ago

ASE Cultural Exchange
The staff of ASE Cultural Exchange is celebrating the #InternationalAuPairDay today with you (24. November)! 🎉 ... See MoreSee Less
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1 years ago

ASE Cultural Exchange
The long-awaited photos of our last Weekend-Trip to the #cliffsofmoher, #galway, and #bunrattycastle with stops in the picturesque village of #doolin and the historic sight of #poulnabronedolmen are finally here: We had lots of fun, many smiles and a great time in total with our Au-Pairs. Thank you for joining us! 🍀 ... See MoreSee Less
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What if, over a period of time we decide things aren’t working out?

First of all, it is rare that an Au pair and her host family do not run into a few problems here and there. The vast majority of these, however, are just that: small problems which can easily be resolved by a short, frank discussion of the reason why the problem has occurred in the first place.

If the relationship between you and the Au pair appears to be irretrievably compromised, please contact us as soon as possible. We will discuss with you, and the Au pair, what steps should be taken next.

How much pocket money do I have to pay my Au pair?

The pocket money we ask our host families to pay the aupair is a minimum of €110 per week.  As the average hours our host families ask their Au pair to be on duty lie between 22 and 30 hours per week – and a weekly €54 deduction is applicable for room and board – the approximate pocket money would amount to anything between €110 and €160 per week.

This depends on circumstances, e.g., how many hours per week you require assistance from your Au pair, whether the Au pair would have to spend a lot of money on bus fares when she wants to go out or go to her English class, whether or not you give your Au pair access to a car etc.

What will be the Au pair’s duties and responsibilities?

The Au pair will help and assist you for anything between 20 and 35 hours per week. Her duties will be primarily childcare related duties but she would also help you with light housework. The emphasis is on light. Whatever you would ask your adult daughter to help you with is what you can ask your Au pair as well. Remember: this is a cultural exchange programme and the Au pair is not here as a chef, gardener or cleaner. If possible, the Au pair should be provided with a schedule and timetable which should be agreed between Au pair and host family at the start of the Au pair’s stay.

What holidays are Au pairs entitled to?

Again, this is negotiable between Au pairs and their own host families. The agreement between host family and Au pair stipulates, however, that a minimum of one and a half days per month should be available as free days, on top of her weekly free days.

Cover for ASE Cultural Exchange
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ASE Cultural Exchange

ASE Cultural Exchange

German/English speaking care for Au-Pairs and exchange high school students in the South of Ireland

2 months ago

ASE Cultural Exchange
ASE Cultural Exchange student Lisanne Schlüter from Germany, currently a student at Mount Mercy College in Cork, is an accomplished rower and top athlete. While attending school in Cork she has joined the Lee Rowing Club and has been training with them. Lisanne went to a Munster meet in Limerick on Saturday and came 2nd – single scull – she finished in her personal best time. Congratulations, Lisanne! 🤩 ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

ASE Cultural Exchange
It is the sixth year in a row that ASE Cultural Exchange Ltd. is proud to donate 4% of the Au-Pair placement fees paid by our host families to UNICEF Ireland! 🤗#unicefireland #UNICEF#languageexchange #exchangeagency #culturalexchange #ireland ... See MoreSee Less
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10 months ago

ASE Cultural Exchange
Last weekend, some of our Au-Pairs and exchange students joined us on our ASE Cultural Exchange #adventuretrip: After a boat tour, we hiked through a pristine oak forest in #killarneynationalpark. 🌲 Our ASE mascot Pepsi had a great time swimming and hiking with us – and so did we with you; thank you for joining! 🌞#countykerry#languageexchange #exchangeagency#studyabroad #aupair #aupairagency #highschool #culturalexchange #ireland #aseculturalexchange #exchangestudentprogram #exchangestudent #happydays ... See MoreSee Less
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11 months ago

ASE Cultural Exchange
Today, we hope you fished out some of your #green clothes again: THE #nationalholiday that is celebrated in more countries around the world than any other, #stpatricksday, or let's say – the day everyone wants to be #irish – is celebrated today.According to tradition, Patrick came to Ireland to convert the pagan Irish to Christianity. Patrick's efforts to convert, subjugate, and drive off the #celts were eventually turned into an allegory in which he drove #snakes 🐍 out of Ireland (Fun Fact: Ireland has never had any snakes!).Tradition holds that he died on March 17. Over the following centuries, many legends grew up around Patrick and he became Ireland's foremost saint.With this little history lesson, the staff of ASE Cultural Exchange wishes you a happy St. Patrick's Day! 🍀#exchangeagency #ireland #dublin #stpatricksdayparade #irland ... See MoreSee Less
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1 years ago

ASE Cultural Exchange
As 2021 is coming to an end, we have once again prepared another #Irish vocabulary lesson to help you impress your host family on the “Oíche Chinn Bliana” (which literally means “Year’s End Night”, the Irish equivalent for New Year’s Eve).The Irish language distinguishes between talking to one person and talking to more than one person:If you want to say “Happy New Year” to one person, you can say “Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise Duit” (pronounce it like /Ah-vleen fway vah-sha gwitch/).If you wish to say it to a group of people, it is “Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise Daoibh” (/Ah-vleen fway vah-sha jeeve/).With this little lesson in mind, the staff of ASE Cultural Exchange Ltd. wishes you and your host families a prosperous #NewYear! 🎆🎉 ... See MoreSee Less
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1 years ago

ASE Cultural Exchange
The staff of ASE Cultural Exchange is celebrating the #InternationalAuPairDay today with you (24. November)! 🎉 ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 years ago

ASE Cultural Exchange
The long-awaited photos of our last Weekend-Trip to the #cliffsofmoher, #galway, and #bunrattycastle with stops in the picturesque village of #doolin and the historic sight of #poulnabronedolmen are finally here: We had lots of fun, many smiles and a great time in total with our Au-Pairs. Thank you for joining us! 🍀 ... See MoreSee Less
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