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Fancy working with kids on your year abroad?
Baby-speaking is a French agency based in Paris specializing in childcare and teaching services in foreign languages. Our services are based on a unique learning method developed by two experts in early language acquisition. Baby-speaking was awarded the 2009 European Innovative Enterprise.
- Declared job in France (you are entitled to French health insurance)
-Flexible hours (5 to 25 hours per week). Depending on your availabilities you will choose the number of hours you would like to work (5 to 25 hours per week). If a 25-hour per week job is not sufficient for you they can recommend a few other part time jobs in Paris.
-Training program on their teaching method.
- A valuable and enjoyable experience: you get to live in Paris, meet a French family and experience French culture, meet other baby speakers.
There are hiring opportunities for 2 different positions:
1. Childcare: ‘Baby-speaking’ position
Looking after children, talking to them in English, and playing games using the method that they provide. Hourly wage from EUR 10 to 13 Positions are from 5 to 20 hours per week, during afterschool hours: Mondays + Tuesdays + Thursdays + Fridays from 4.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. approx. Wednesday full-day from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. approx. Maximum hours you can get is around 20 hours per week (except if you are a professional nanny) which makes around EUR 900 gross salary per month on a full-month (when there is no vacation).
Vacancies: over 300 positions available in Paris starting in September 2012
2. Tutoring/teaching : ‘kid-speaking’ and ‘teen-speaking’ complementary positions
Tutoring / teaching English with their innovative method to complete your schedule. Hourly wage from EUR 13 to 20. Positions are from 2 to 8 hours per week (mostly on Wednesdays, Saturdays).
Vacancies : over 200 positions to fill in throughout the year (you should already be in France to apply to such teaching positions)
What are the requirements to get a job?
- Above 18 years old.
- No specific diploma is required but you need to have experience in working with children.
-You need to be a native English speaker
- No minimum level of French language is required
Recruitment process: how to apply, deadlines, next steps:
February 1st 2012 : application process starts
March 2012 to April 2012 : HR staff reviews applications
From April 2012 : admission process starts
May-June-July 2012 : planning your arrival in Paris… we can help you in looking for accomodation, French courses, complementary jobs.
Last week of August 2012 : Training session, gathering with other
baby-speakers, meeting with your family/families
September 3rd 2012: First day of work!
Gap year in Paris – visa, red tape…
All year long…
Their team will help you through the administrative process (which administrative documents you need, how and where you can obtain them…)
They are there as well to prevent any problem with the family.
Visa to work in France
If you are from the EU, no visa required.
Baby-speaking’s main office: Paris, 28 rue du Chemin. Tel: +33 1 83 95 41 76
(I assume but I am not certain that this process will repeat for next year too)
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