Program Rules

If you are thinking about hosting an Au Pair for childcare needs you may first read The Au Pair Exchange Program – “What you should know” from the Department of State.

According to Wikipedia an Au Pair “comes from the French term au pair, meaning “on a par” or “equal to”, indicating that the relationship is intended to be one of equals: the au pair is intended to become a member of the family, albeit a temporary one, rather than a traditional domestic worker.

Typical duties

Au pairs can be expected to do a combination of child care and light housework duties. They are not responsible for housework that does not relate to the children’s or communal living areas that are kept tidy by all family members. An au pair’s duties may include:

  • waking the children
  • taking/collecting children to/from school
  • helping with school homework
  • playing with the children
  • taking the children on outings to parks, playgroups and other activities
  • preparing light meals for children
  • doing the children’s laundry and ironing their clothes
  • making the children’s beds
  • cleaning the children’s bathroom
  • keeping the kitchen tidy and clean, including sweeping and mopping the floors
  • light shopping”AuPair And Kids

Au pairs are provided a private bedroom, meals, remuneration tied to the minimum wage, one and one-half days off weekly plus a full weekend off each month, and two weeks’ paid vacation,

Au pairs can’t work more than 10 hours a day or 45 hours a week. They can’t serve as general housekeepers. Please read more about what Au Pairs can and can’t do.

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There are fourteen sponsoring au pair agencies designated by the State Department. Go Au Pair has been providing quality, child care for over 27 years. Go Au Pair was one of the original Au Pair Program sponsors designated by the department of State in 1989.  Go Au Pair received the best host family Satisfaction ratingsbrazilian festival 022

If you have questions about the Au Pair program, please contact Go Au Pair agency.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Tom B
    Feb 16, 2015 @ 06:40:38

    Helpful information.Thank you!


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