Duties & Responsibilities
Being an au pair gives you the opportunity to explore a new country and a new culture – but the most important part of your au pair experience will be caring for your host children.
Au Pair are adventurous, curious, and interested in learning about new countries and cultures. They are mature, independent and positive individuals. Most importantly, they love children and enjoy spending time with them.
Here are some common responsibilities of an au pair:
- Playing with the children and keeping them safe
- Preparing simple meals and snacks for the children
- Taking & picking up the children to/from school and kindergarten
- Helping school aged children with homework
- Bathing and getting the children dressed
- Entertaining the children and teach them about your culture
- Taking the children on outings to parks, playgroups and other activities
- Traveling with your host family on vacations and providing care for their children
Keep in mind you will not be expected to perform tasks that are unrelated to children or include heavy manual labour such as housecleaning, garden maintenance or other types of chores.
Your host family is likely to also ask you to perform the following household duties that are childcare related:
- Keeping the children’s room clean and tidy
- Doing the kids laundry and putting it away afterwards
- Keeping your own room neat and tidy
- Do some vacuuming and moping, especially in the area where the kids have eaten their food
- Helping out with grocery shopping once in a while
- Loading and unloading the dishwasher
- Taking out the trash and emptying the diaper bin
If you meet the requirements for becoming an au pair, then apply to become an au pair now!