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Demi Pair Program


Cara Komarnyckyi



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  • Lynne Schwaninger says:

    Hi everybody. It‘s my second week now at Access and I really like it to be here. I‘m here in the demi-pair programm and I can say to everybody who want to study in Australia: Do it and come to Access.

  • Rocio says:

    I have been working as a demi pair since October. And I have to say that is an awesome experience. I am so grateful to have my “host family”. As a Demi pair you work for them, but also they make you feel as another member in the family, they share their time with you and you never feel alone.

    In regard to access, it is a fantastic school. I have been learning so much since I started. I took 3 general English courses and currently I am studying Ielts.
    The environment in class is pretty friendly. Teachers are totally qualified and well prepared.

    If you want to live the experience, you are more than welcome in this program.

  • Virág says:

    I was working as a demi pair for 9 month and i loved it. I had an amazing family who cared for me so much. I just had to look after for a 6 years old boy and help around the house. They showed me so many places i am so thankful for them for everything i love them so much. I didnt really realize that i improved but my family and teachers did. So by the end of my time at Access i could do the preparation course for Cambridge Advanced and i passed so i was thrilled . I started in the Intermediate class so you can do it if you study hard. If you are lucky(you probably are) you will have an amazing time like i did.

  • Ken says:

    😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆 very very very good school

  • Bruna Janini says:

    Hi everyone! I’ve been working as an au pair for six months and I must admit that this experience give me more than I had expected to earn. It was awesome helping my host-mom with her children, they are lovely and respectful, they really made me feel part of their family. Living with them I’ve developed maturity. I can also say that it was a beautiful process of self-knowledge. Definatelly, there is no money that can pay for it.
    As well as I had good time at Access School. The staff and all of the teachers are friendly and well-qualified. I’ve done general English classes and ten weeks of Cambridge Preparation Course, which was a quite challenge, but “I’ve nailed it!” and I feel more confident about my English.
    I’m most than grateful for this opportunity and with no doubt, I recommend it if you’re looking for a good English’s school or an amazing experience as an au pair.
    Have a good time!

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What is Demi Pair Program

The word “demi” means “half” in the French language. The Demi Pair program combines daily English classes at Access with a live-in Au Pair experience. Students attend classes during the day (8:30am to 1:00pm for Intensive & IELTS Preparation students, 8:30am to 2:30pm for Super-Intensive, Business and Cambridge Exam Preparation students) before returning to their Access Host Family to help out with childcare and housework duties in the evenings. Demi Pair students work up to 20 hours per week. Common duties include babysitting, school pick-up and light household duties (cleaning children’s rooms, washing up and laundry). In exchange for those services, a Demi Pair will receive complimentary (free) Room and Board – Single Room accommodation and all meals.

Key features

  • Available to students between 18 and 35 years old
  • Applicants must have childcare experience (and include 2 references from previous family employers with application)
  • Minimum English proficiency of Intermediate Level (students of lower proficiency can attend Access General English course full-time until completing Pre-Intermediate level)
  • Demi Pair host families prefer students with a valid driver’s license
  • Apply a minimum of 3 months in advance
  • Skype video pre-interview required
  • Priority placements given to students who show maturity and motivation

Becoming a Demi Pair Family

We are always interested in hearing from Sydney families who would like to be part of our Demi Pair program and would like to host international students in their homes. If you are interested in becoming an ACCESS Demi Pair family please contact Cara (Demi Pair Coordinator) on or call her on (02) 9281 6455.  

Our Main Teachers

Cara Komarnyckyi

Demi Pair Placement & Accommodation Officer

Languages: English

Price : Free

Difficulty : Intermediate to Advanced

Location : Access Language Centre - Surry Hills

Typology : Further studies Work/Business