Duties & responsibilities

The au pair programme combines cultural exchange and work experience! As an au pair you will be caring for your host children on a full-time basis. This includes playing with them, being responsible for their safety and helping with some other childcare related duties such as preparing meals and driving the children to activities. As an au pair your focus is on providing quality childcare and keeping the children active and engaged while you are on duty. You may also be asked to help with housework related to the children.

The US Department of State dictates that the au pair responsibilities are limited to childcare and child related duties. You will not be expected to perform tasks that are not related to the children such as housecleaning, yard work or other types of work. Our programme also protects au pairs and host families with a set of limits. Here's some of the most important:

* You will care for your host children for a maximum of 45 hours per week, and no more than 10 hours per day

* You are entitled to 1.5 days off per week and one full weekend per month

* During your stay, you are entitled to 2 weeks paid holiday

It is important to remember that as an au pair you'll create a special bond with your host family and as a family member you may be asked to help with duties that a typical family member would be expected to help with.

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