(LETTER OF INVITATION – SAMPLE)
Family Name and address:
Au pair name and address
Dear au pair
LETTER OF OFFER
We would like to offer you the position of Au pair to our family. We were very happy with the interview. We think you will fit into our family and enjoy your stay with us. You are mainly here on cultural exchange and have accepted the position because you will be attending \English classes twice a week.
The terms and conditions of the placement are as follows:
You will be required for approximately …… hours per week. In addition, …… nights per week babysitting will be required.
Duties and responsibilities
You will also be required to assist with homework, prepare lunch, snacks and dinner as required, bath and change as required, arrange visits with friends, see to after school activities, play games together as well as anything else that may be necessary for his/their amusement and wellbeing. You will be required to do some cleaning up after the children and yourself (including washing and ironing for children and yourself and the cleaning of your rooms).
You will be paid an amount of …… per week in arrears. Additional hours will be paid at a rate that we may agree between ourselves from time to time.
Start Date and Period of Placement
You are expected to start on the …… of ……. If due to circumstances beyond your control or for any other reason, you wish to leave at an earlier date than our agreement, you will be required to give two weeks’ notice. If we require you to leave, subject to the conditions specified under ‘discipline’, we will give you a minimum of two weeks’ notice.
Reasons which could give rise to disciplinary measures are as follows:
Causing a disruptive influence in the household.
Conduct during or outside working hours prejudicial to our interests.
Unreliability in timekeeping or attendance.
Failure to comply with our reasonable instructions or procedures.
In the event of a need for disciplinary action, the procedure will be:
First – a verbal warning.
Second – a written warning.
Third – dismissal without need for further notice. Reasons with would give rise to summary dismissal would be:
Theft or other dishonest offences.
Illegal drug taking.
Child abuse or neglect.
You will have 1 weeks paid vacation after 6. Months of work. Vacation must be negotiated however, well in advance.
You will have your own room in our home. We would like you to treat our home as your own (with the only proviso being that smoking is not permitted inside the house). We ask that all rooms be kept tidy and that friends staying over should only do so with our permission.
We look forward to having you with us and are sure that our association will be a long and happy one.
Please sign a copy of this letter as acceptance of its terms and conditions.
I have read and accept the above terms and conditions.
__________________________________________ Au pair name
___________________________________________ Family Signature