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Au pair responsibilities - children

Au pair responsibilities

Au pair has different responsibilities according to the host family needs. The focus of au pair duty should always be on childcare, rather than household

Here are some typical au pair responsibilities:

  • Wake the children in the morning and get them ready

  • Preparing meals for the children (breakfast, lunch box, dinner)

  • Cleaning up the kitchen after the children eat

  • Loading and unloading the dish washes

  • Driving children to and from school, appointments or other place (as requested by the host family)

  • Assist the children with their homework

  • Playing with children

  • Tidying up the playroom once playtime is over

  • Doing the children’s laundry

  • Light housework

  • Helping the children with tooth brushing, changing diapers etc.

  • Bathing the children

  • Making the children’s bed

  • Putting children to sleep

What should an au pair not do?

  • Taking care of others' children besides the host kids

  • Taking care of pets unless previously agreed

  • Cleaning host family rooms or work in the garden

  • Doing laundry or ironing clothes for the whole family

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