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    Default Demi-pair?

    I'm looking to go back to study but can't afford childcare, a nanny, cleaner or au pair so I'm considering a demi pair. We have a spare furnished room. Have you ever been host family for a demi pair? How does it work?

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    What is a Demi pair?

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    Demi pair is like an au pair but they're students come here to learn English so their English is not very good and they can only work around 4 hours a day. You don't have to pay them wage like au pair though.

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    Subbing...I'd love to find out more, planning to study next year...
    do you have a website I can check out?
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    Default Re: Demi-pair?

    I googled a few websites yesterday but some of them look suspicious. Just wondering if any hubber has had a demi pair, which agency you used and what fees involved.

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    Sounds like a scam, dear.
    Call me a cynic if you like, but I'd be asking plenty of very pointed questions to satisfy myself that it isn't an immigration rort.
    And, if you want to avoid these "fees", why not just advertise at your local university/college?

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    I have a friend who did this.

    She said it ended up being more work than help, but admitted she could've utilized the demi-pair better.

    The demi-pair was FANTASTIC with the kids though and they really enjoyed the experience.

    It's not a scam.

    I can find out where she sourced hers from and PM it to you if you like?

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    Default Re: Demi-pair?

    I used to work for an English school teaching English to overseas students and we organised demipairs. It worked really well. They would help get the kids up in the morning and help for dinner in the evenig etc. I don't know of any agencies though but perhaps contact local English schools. It is not a scam.

    Usually it was French students and some Koreans and Japanese.

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    Default Re: Demi-pair?

    Hi really old, it's not a scam. I know for sure that students on student visa are allowed to work 20 hours per week during school period and unlimited hours during holiday. I want to find a trustworthy agent and am willing to pay them to avoid interviewing, screening process etc.

    Hi Blissedout please pm me the info , thanks so much!


 

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