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      Au Pair Core Skills Training

      Benefits of the Au Pair Core Skills Course?
      Endorsed by the International Au Pair Association (IAPA) & British Au Pair Association
      Leaders in childcare industry
      6 hour Au Pair training based on practical application

      Order your au pair childcare handbook

      Babyem’s Au Pair handbook is the recommended handbook for all UK Au Pairs.

      Inside, we walk you through practical advice, tips and guidance, apply up to date, evidence based theory as well as practical information based on interviewing over 100 Au Pairs, Parents and Au Pair Agencies in the UK and internationally.

      This is a fantastic every day ‘go too’ resource for Au Pairs.

      Au Pair online training from the leading childcare training agency in London.

      This Au Pair Core Skills Course is not only suitable for Au Pairs or soon to be Au Pairs, it is also an amazing foundational course for those who will be caring for children and young people.

      We believe that learning should be fun and informative which is why we have supplemented our online training with videos, additional resources, and diagrams. This BAPAA-endorsed training includes videos from industry experts including an experienced Paediatric Nurse, Play Specialist, Certified first aid instructor and childcare trainer.

      Participants will get the opportunity to hear from current Au Pairs and host families about the common experiences one may face in moving and working in the United Kingdom as an Au Pair as well as everyday occurrences when working with children and young people.

      This online Au Pair training is perfect for parents looking for a course that will ensure their new Au Pair has the foundational skills to fulfill this important role in their family.


      Relevant content, good use of text and videos, information clear and concise. Thoroughly enjoyed the course and would recommend it for anyone starting an Au Pair role
      Rachel S.
      The Au Pair Core Skills course was very informative and written in a way that’s easy to understand and follow. The design, content, and usability were all great!
      Laura G.
      Receive instant access to 6 hours of interactive lessons with videos, case studies and quizzes.
      Who is this course for?


      Our 6 hour Au Pair Core Skills Course

      • Compliments existing support provided by your agency.
      • Reassures parents that your candidates are of the highest standard.
      • Demonstrates to parents that your agency is focused on quality of care.


      Our 6 hour Au Pair Core Skills Course

      • Gives you peace of mind that your Au Pair has the knowledge to keep your child safe.


      • Ensures your Au Pair is knowledgeable about their role from the very start.

      AU PAIRS

      Our 6 hour Au Pair Core Skills Course

      • Equips you with the skills and confidence to tackle any situation in your role when it arises.
      • Start your role with confidence knowing you have all of the practical information to hand – including bonus resources and downloads.
      Babyem au pair training team

      Vanessa Christie

      Sleep Coach

      Vanessa Christie is a registered Lactation Consultant, Registered Health Visitor, Registered Nurse (Children) and Certified Infant Massage Instructor. She has worked with thousands of families over the last 16 years in a variety of settings including acute paediatric medical and surgical wards, neonatal intensive care and neonatal special care units, GP surgeries, children’s centres, schools, nurseries and private homes.

      Dave Johnson

      Paediatric First Aid Trainer

      Dave is a experienced First Aid Trainer/Assessor who has been delivering accredited Paediatric First Aid courses to the childcare sector for over 6 years, working in the voluntary, public and private sector. Dave is also a qualified and licensed Psychotherapist, specialising in child, adolescent and family therapy in schools and colleges as well as his London based private practice.

      Emma Ward

      Play Therapist

      Play is extremely beneficial in development for babies. As owner of Little Explorers Sensory, which offers sensory play classes in London, Emma has been able to live her dream of teaching parents and carers how to play with their babies to ensure they are developing properly. After spending 6 years in Early Years teaching she loves hearing how the classes she teaches changes the way people at home play with their babies.

      Jackie Fisher

      Childcare trainer

      Jackie is a qualified Early Years Practitioner, Assessor, Trainer, and Life Coach who has over 25 years in the early years/care and education sectors. Jackie manages a large nursery and has experience as a certified trainer for Babyem and within the childcare sector.
      What’s Special About Our Au Pair Training?
      • Only Au Pair Training Course worldwide that has been endorsed by the International Au Pair Association (IAPA) and the British Association of Au Pair Agencies (BAPAA).
      • Online and instant access
      • Learn at your own pace
      • Led by a highly qualified childcare team
      • 6 hour interactive course based on real life scenarios (not just theory) ensuring Au Pairs feel prepared and confident in their new role.
      • Downloadable resources + bonus resources!

      Au Pair Core Skills Course Details

      Course Structure Assessment

      Participants will have instant access to the course as soon as they sign up.

      Learners will have to pass a short multiple choice assessment at the end of each lesson in order to move forward to the next. The culmination of all the passed lessons will result in a pass for the course and link to download your ‘Certificate of Completion.’

      Course Content
      Module 1: Working as an Au Pair

      • Role of an Au Pair
      • Routine and Time Management

      Module 2: Child Safety

      • Child Safety in the home
      • Fire Safety
      • Child Safety outside the home
      • First Aid and Medical

      Module 3: Healthy eating

      • Learning through cooking
      • Fussy eating
      • Food safety & hygiene
      • Allergies & intolerences

      Module 4: Child development and activities

      • Child Development
      • Activities for children

      Module 5: Building relationships with your host family

      • First few days
      • Communicating effectively with parents
      • Understanding what is expected of you

      Module 6: Caring for babies and young children safely

      • How to hold a baby safely
      • Nappy changing
      • Feeding babies
      • Hygiene in the home
      • Bed time

      Module 7: Managing behavior

      • Infant brain development and behaviour
      To complete the assessment candidates must ensure their computer meets the minimum requirements.

      These requirements include:

      • Internet access and a working email address
      • Up to date internet browser such as: Internet Explorer/Safari/Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox etc…
      • Ability to hear audio/video via your computer as our resource files include video clips
      Frequently Asked Questions
      How is the course structured?

      There are a total of 7 modules in the course, each with 2 – 13 individual topics. Each module includes text and videos, followed by a quiz. Before moving on to another section learners are required to successfully complete the section before.

      Do I have to complete the course in one go?

      No, you are welcome to complete the course in stages. We recommend that you complete each lesson in one go, which will then be saved, enabling you to move onto the next section when you are ready.

      How long do I have to complete the course?

      You have 3 months from the date of purchase to complete the training. If you need more time please contact us by phone or email.

      Can the course be done in another language other than English?

      We understand that many people completing the course might not have English as their first language.

      The course has been structured so that it is easy to understand and is broken into short sections so that it is easy to digest.

      What happens when I finish the course?

      Once you have completed the course you will receive a certificate of completion from Babyem, which is endorsed by the British Association of Au Pair Agencies. You will be able to show this certificate to agencies and parents to demonstrate your knowledge of topics.

      What is the benefit of doing the training?

      Our course has been designed by a team of experienced childcare professionals, as well as drawing on the experience of Au Pairs, host families and BAPAA approved agencies in the UK.

      The training addresses a range of topics including child safety, healthy eating, child development and activities, building relationships with children and young people, caring for babies and young children safely, managing behavior and working in partnership with parents.

      Can I take the course even if I have started working with a host family?

      Our training course will give you lots of practical tips and guidance when caring for children and young people. Therefore, even if you have started working with a host family the training will develop your learning in areas such as child development, managing behavior, working in partnership with parents and child safety.

      What is your refund policy?  

      Once you have agreed to our company terms and conditions of signing up to the Babyem Au Pair Training you will not be eligible for a refund for the course. If you are experiencing any technical difficulties or have any questions throughout the training please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

      Is the course accredited?

      The course is not accredited, however, it is endorsed by the British Association of Au Pair Agencies (BAPAA) and the AuPairWorld.

      What happens if I need help during the course?

      If you need assistance during any part of your course, please feel free to contact us on 0208 986 9008 or email: info@babyem.co.uk and we would be happy to assist you.

      Childcare International encourages all Au pairs to participate in this training. It is a most interesting and helpful guide for all.
      Sandra Landau, Childcare International Ltd