Remedial & Special Needs
Au Pairs . Facilitators . Tutors

Meet the Team


Mother's Load Au Pairs will be moving to an online platform beginning of 2019.  This online solution will offer both families and candidates the opportunity to engage directly with one another in the recruitment process thereby offering a far more affordable solution to families and enabling us to reach families and candidates across South Africa.  MLAP will manage the candidate applications to ensure quality is maintained and that only individuals with the relevant qualifications and experience will be allowed to register on our site.  Families will have the option of either a 30 or 60 day membership which will entail a nominal membership fee.  We will; however, still be on hand to assist Gauteng families with managing the full recruitment process should they prefer but a full placement fee will apply at industry standard rates.  Although going online may seem to be less personal, we will still be providing support where needed in the hiring process.  Demand for our services has dictated we go this route but we will also be able to assist those families who cannot afford the placement fees and/or who would prefer not to work through an agency directly as well as assist those families who are based outside of Gauteng.  It's an incredibly exciting start to 2019 for us and for all our families and candidates.

Launched in 2015, Mother's Load Au Pairs initially focused on the placement of mature au pairs that have wisdom, knowledge and patience  working with children; and for families who want to be supported by an experienced and loving au pair in their daily life.  Over time we have come to appreciate that age is just a number but level of maturity and life experiences are what make candidates of all ages suitable au pairs.

While we have had great success with our mainstream au pair placements, we have established a huge need for au pairs, tutors and most recently facilitators for families whose children have remedial or special needs requirements.

To date we have placed au pairs, tutors and facilitators with children who either have remedial or special needs ranging from Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADD/ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD),  Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) to Hydrocephalus as well as various syndromes, some diagnosed, some not.  The feedback we have received from these families has been so rewarding and has prompted us to investigate the need for tutors and au pairs for remedial and inclusive education children further.  We take guidance too from teachers, professionals and care-givers in these areas who have been very supportive of our initiative and who continue to provide us with great input by being our sound boards.

Our vision is to become a specialist au pair, facilitator and tutor company that partners with the relevant institutions and parents to provide candidates who understand and celebrate the uniqueness of the children and who can play a meaningful role in both their academic and social well being in conjunction with their school educators and therapists.

As a team of moms, each with our own personal challenges with our children, assisting families in similar situations with au pair, tutor or facilitator support has become our mission!  We do; however; still feel it is very important that to further validate our services offered, we need to educate ourselves in the various remedial and spectrum areas and we aim to do so through the relevant associations, together with parents and candidates.

Our au pairs and facilitators attend a personal interview with us, their CV's verified through references as well as criminal credit and license checks conducted.  Families too are interviewed to fully understand and get an overview of their particular needs.  Only through face-to-face interaction can we appreciate the "soft" areas and ask the relevant questions that go toward ensuring that only the most suited and compatible candidate/s are referred for consideration.  In some instances, personal meetings with families and candidates are not always possible due to geographcial constraints or busy schedules.  In these cases we will conduct either a telephonic or Skype discussion to get as much important information as possible.

The most important thing for us is knowing, on confirmation of placement, that we have done everything in our power to insure that candidates are the best match to the family to facilitate a successful placement and outcome.  The compatibility of this match insures a happy working relationship between family and candidate thereby having the most positive impact on the children.