Experience China, Become an Au Pair

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Experience China, Become an Au Pair

from £695
Duration: from 3 months to 6 months
Countries: China
A stress-free, immersive cultural placement exploring life abroad as a local, gaining invaluable skills and a global perspective as an Au Pair in China.

Experience China, Become an Au Pair

If you like working kids and want to experience China like a native - we can help!

Indulge your wanderlust and work abroad in an engaging role in a fascinating country, inspiring young children by teaching English culture and language as an au pair in a host family in China. Rather than focusing on traditional childcare roles, you'll experience China and it’s rich culture through full immersion focusing on language skills and knowledge on three or six month programmes.
For one fee your return flights, accommodation, meals and personal expenses and more are covered as well as monthly stipends in return for your time teaching 30 hours a week. As well as the chance to explore this fascinating country on trips with your host family, you'll meet new friends and similar au pair's on a three day orientation programme at the beginning of your journey. This opportunity offers you the chance to expand your horizons both in terms of culture and career prospects.

Teaching English as an au pair is an amazing way to gain a whole range of skills and knowledge in a variety of sectors and learn the most widely spoken language in the world. We provide support in training to teach English as well as an introduction to Mandarin before you even leave.


Locations: In/around Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou

Host families: Our matching process ensures good compatibility, and you decide with which families you want to stay. All families and homes are checked out before they join the programme and they provide you with a private room, wifi, and all home meals. 

Duties: Maximum 30 hours childcare/teaching per week. 

Time off: Minimum 1.5 days a week/1 weekend per month/3 paid holidays per 3 months. 


  • • Full support from BMC throughout the whole process from application form to flight
  • • Return flights
  • • Accommodation and meals
  • • Travel insurance
  • • Weekly Mandarin classes with other au pairs
  • • Cultural courses, training events and social activities with other au pairs
  • • Support throughout applications and matching
  • • 24/7 English speaking emergency number in China
  • • Monthly stipend of 1,500RMB each month
  • • Completion bonus after six month programme
  • • Three day orientation course at the beginning of your programme in China
  • • 50 RMB credit top ups for your SIM and transport card in China when you first arrive
  • • Exclusive BMC pre-departure package
  • • Experience in teaching and au pairing, providing a host of invaluable skills
  • • Working and living abroad makes your CV stand out amongst competition
  • • Learn the most spoken language in the world
  •  No long commitment of contracts – just 3 or 6 months!

Interested in this; ready to enquire?

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Further Details

More information about this gap year opportunity...

Price details:

from £695

Do I need any qualifications?

You need to have completed secondary education.
Childcare and/or teaching experience is always a bonus, but not always a necessity.
Any qualifications you do have will help your application and build a better profile.

What's included?

Return Flights, accommodation (private room) and food, monthly ‘pocket money’ of 1500RMB, insurance, a dedicated city co-ordinator, 24/7 support line, Sim and Transportation cards with credit, cultural course and training, full pre-departure programme, Mandarin lessons!

What's Not Included?

The programme fee does not cover the cost of visa applications, police checks or medical checks, because they vary for each applicant. However, we do help with the administrative side of preparing this documentation.


3 or 6 month programmes are available, with the possibility of extensions.


£795 for 6 months
£695 for 3 months


We are currently running a scholarship for 6-week trips arriving July 2017!
Only for students enrolled at UK/US universities
Childcare/Teaching experience preferred
Native/Bilingual/Proficient English preferred

We often run scholarship competitions for our longer trips too. Get in touch to see if you qualify!


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Find out more by filling out the form below and clicking send. BMC Cultural Exchange should then be in touch shortly to help with your enquiry.

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