What Au Pairs can and can’t do?

“What my Au Pair can and can’t do?” is the common question from a new family. There are some rules created by the Department of State to help families and Au Pairs. Please review the Program Rules page on this blog. You may also read The Au Pair Exchange Program – “What you should know” from the Department of State.

Mother and Daughter Reading Together

According to Wikipedia” the au pair is intended to become a member of the family, al beit a temporary one, rather than a traditional domestic worker.” The Au pairs are not responsible for housework that does not relate to the children.Au Pair from China

What is an Au Pair’s role in the family?  Au Pairs provide live-in child care for the Host Family children in exchange for room, board and a small weekly stipend.

Tai Au Pair

Au Pairs are responsible for all the children in their Host Family.

One day in a life of the Au pair from Go Au Pair

Here are also a few links that can help you to understand the Au Pairs program rules Preparing for a new Au Pair
Host family rules
Host family handbook for an aupair
What is an Au Pair’s role in the family?
An Au Pair’s room in the host family home
The Introductory Workshop, First Aid/CPR 
The first weeks with your Au Pair
Host Parents and Au Pair communication korean Au PairAu Pairs CAN work up to 45 hours a week but CAN’T work more than 10 hours a day-please read more about what Au Pairs can and can’t do at Go Au Pair blog. If you have questions about the Au Pair program, please contact me or  Go Au Pair agency.

Au Pairs meeting at Bryn Athym 022

The last blog post in 2012.

Wishing Happy New 2013 Year to the Au Pairs and Host Families from Go Au Pair agency, friends and my blog readers.

Au Pair new year

This is the last post in 2012 and an annual blog summary post. I didn’t plan creating an end summary post, but WordPress.com did it for me. I also add two new pages Programs Rules and Sitemap to my blog for my readers convenience. The new page Sitemap introduces new readers to my blog content and navigates better my regular readers.

Here is my 2012 in blogging.

WordPress.com shared this information with me.  This blog had 25,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 6 Film Festivals!

In 2012, there were 99 new posts, (now is 100 posts) growing the total archive of this blog to 212 posts. There were 277 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 208 MB. That’s about 5 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was November 23rd with 158 views. The most popular post that day was Harmful Advice – 5 ways to damage relations with your host parents..

These are the posts that got the most views in 2012.

How did you find Go Au Pair blog? August 2012

2. Au Pairs cook healthy food with kids.  March 2012

3. Which country is the best au pair from? August 2011

Aupair new year

The top referring sites in 2012 were:


Where did they come from?

That’s 142 countries in all! Most visitors came from The United States. The United Kingdom & Brazil were not far behind.

See you at 2013!

Happy holidays

Wishing you the best holidays!

My dear Host Families, Au Pairs from Go Au Pair agency, friends who have such a special place in my life.

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you a beautiful Holiday Season and a year of joy to follow!Aupair  holiday cake

One of the real joys of the Holiday Season is the opportunity to say to my dear Host Families, my wonderful Au Pairs, superb Go Au Pair agency’s staff, my best friends and my great readers “Thank You”.

Wishing you the best Holiday ever! Happy 2013!

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