Travel To Spain To Teach And Play

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Participating in the Teach and Play program in Spain is an affordable international educational experience that will enhance your resume through practical experience. And when you return home, imagine the kind of job you can get when you list this experience.

How does this program differ from Au Pair in Spain or Tutor English To A Host Family In Spain?  

Au Pairs care for the children during scheduled hours, around 30 hours each week.  They help the children with their homework and assist in keeping children’s rooms and play areas clean. They prepare snacks and meals for the children and drop them off or pick them up from school or activities.  Tutors volunteer 15 hours weekly to speak conversational English to the children or family with little to no childcare duties.

Teach and Play Spain, however, is an opportunity to care for children and tutor them in conversational English for 20 hours per week. And you get paid.

Looking after children and integrating with your host family in a caring home environment gives you the incredible opportunity to learn about a different culture while also sharing your own.

As a Teach & Play participant you get plenty of time off during the week as well as full weekends off!


  • $1,199 flat fee for 1, 2, or 3 months.
  • Pay a $350 deposit when you apply, then when you approve the host family we'll ask for a $500 placement fee. 60 days before you depart for Spain, we'll ask for the final amount of $349.

Dates and Length Of Stay

  • You are welcome to join the program at any time throughout the year.
  • Your host family will agree upon and confirm the exact arrival date in Spain.
  • Your stay can begin at any given date, depending on how many families are waiting and what they are looking for, such as childcare experience and (if required) the ability to drive.
  • This program is perfect for summer stays during June, July, and August.
  • You could stay 1, 2, or all 3 of these months.
  • For the rest of the year, a minimum stay during the school period is 3 months. If you're from the EU, the family will want you to stay longer than 3 months.


  • Take care of the children during scheduled hours. Normally 20 hours each week. About 4 hours a day, Monday through Friday.
  • Babysitting: Once a week, usually during one evening. Not on weekends.
  • Help the children with their homework and assist in keeping children’s rooms and play areas clean.
  • Tutor the children in conversational English during the time you're with them.
  • Child care, preparing children's meals. taking care of their clothes, driving/taking them to school and other appointments, etc.
  • Keep your private bedroom tidy.
  • Don't keep late hours that will disturb your host family without their permission.
  • Your schedule requires 20 hours/week: 4 hours/day – Monday to Friday.
  • During the school holidays and summer, please keep in mind that you may be requested to extend your work schedule. In that case, your host family will pay you extra. During the summer, the participant may be asked to join the family at their holiday destination.

Note: You will never be asked to do heavy household chores as 90% of our host families have a cleaner in charge of such duties, and some are live-in staff. However, you will be expected to take a reasonable role with day-to-day household chores, such as helping to prepare meals, helping to set up the table, putting dishes in the dishwasher, tidying up the children's room, etc.


  • Be between the ages of 18 and 30.
  • You must have a passport from the EU (Schengen area), the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the USA, or South Africa.
  • Provide a medical statement and a background check.
  • Demonstrate that you enjoy working with children and have some childcare experience.
  • Be interviewed by us via Zoom. Most host families prefer What's App when you interview with them.

What You Will Earn

  • You will earn a stipend of approximately €60 a week for 20 hours of child care, including tutoring in conversational English.
  • You may be asked to babysit a night or two, but your time is mostly your own except for the 20 hours of being with the children and tutoring each week.
  • Before you arrive in Spain, you will receive a timetable with duties and working days/hours so you know exactly the working time. The family must respect your time off. Should the family require you to work outside the usual working hours, this must be agreed upon by both sides, and any extra hours worked must be paid by the family.
  • You will normally have Saturdays and Sundays off. You'll be free to manage your time outside of your schedule.


  • Personalized placement with a carefully screened host family. In other words, a place to call home in Spain.
  • A private room and full board. In addition to your monthly stipend, you're getting your room and board free.
  • Local support in Spain, 24/7.
  • Pre-departure materials.

Not Included

  • Airfare to and from Spain.
  • Meals when you're away from the host family and traveling independently.
  • Spending money for personal expenses.
  • International insurance.

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