Duties of the Au Pair

The main task of an Au Pair is caring for the host family’s children for about 5 hours a day or 30 hours a week. This may include taking them to and from kindergarten, school or activities, playing with them inside and outside the house, doing arts and crafts or other fun projects, helping them with homework and/or taking them to bed at night.

You are also asked to perform light household chores, which include preparing small meals for the children, straightening up, washing, ironing, mopping, vacuuming and just in general cleaning up after yourself. Sometimes your host family may ask you to do some grocery shopping for the family and yourself.

Two nights a week you may also be asked to do some babysitting, but you will schedule these nights with your host family individually.