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Au Pair in the USA: duties

The duties you will be performing in your host family will depend on the family's needs, so it is important for you both to make clear what your main tasks will be in order to know what to expect. 

It is important that your timetable allows you to attend an English course in order to improve your language skills and get a language certificate. Your family should respect the maximum number of hours you are entitled to work as an Au Pair and this should be written in the contract in order to avoid missunderstandings in the future.

Although Au Pairs and families may be flexibe, it is important for you to get to know what the main tasks of an Au Pair are supossed to be and what you should not be asked to do. summarizes all of this in two short lists for our users to get an idea!

What can an Au Pair do?

  • Play with the children
  • Help the children with their homework
  • Take / pick up the children from school or any other activity
  • Help the children to get dressed
  • Keep both Au Pair's and children's room tidy
  • Prepare light meals for the children
  • Help with light housework (ironing, vacuuming, laundry)

What should an Au Pair NOT do?

  • Look after someone else's children
  • Cook meals for the whole family
  • Clean non-shared rooms
  • Look solely after pets

Don't forget to discuss with your host family about your future responsibilites and make sure you know what you will be expected to do before signing the contract. We recommend families to write down a weekly / monthly plan so Au Pairs can plan their free time and attend a language course / do other activities.

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