What are your duties as an au pair?What are your main duties as an au pair? Find out what you have to do as an au pair and what not.
What are your duties as an au pair? The most important task you have as an au pair is to take care of the children, responsibly and lovingly.
As an au pair and as a new member of the family you should take part actively in the family life. This will also help you to learn the language faster.
All of your duties in the daily life with the host family should be related to child care.
You help your host family with everything that has to do with the children. Therefore, your duties as an au pair do not include cleaning the entire house and you also don’t have to prepare a three course meal for the family. Your chores around the house shouldn’t take up more than 50% of your work hours as an au pair.
And: as an au pair, you don’t have to be available 24-7. There are clear rules about your working hours as an au pair that your host family has to respect.
If your host family doesn’t respect these rules, we have a couple of tips for you on how to handle problems with your host family.
In a host family where the children are in kindergarten or go to school,
you usually have the mornings off:
If there are small children in your host family that still aren’t in kindergarten or don’t go to school, then your day as an au pair could look like this:
These examples are just meant as a rough guide. Of course, your au pair working schedule could also look totally different; talk about it beforehand with your host family.: