WHAT DOES AN AU PAIR DO?
Au Pair Responsibilities
Welcoming an au pair to your family means you are receiving a cultural exchange experience like no other while getting assistance with child care in a way that enables you and your children to live a more relaxed life. No rushing off to daycare when the caretaker is just down the hallway.
That said, understanding the responsibilities of having an au pair may seem a little vague. We try to clearly answer the question: “What does an au pair do?”
An au pair’s job description is multi-faceted and will vary somewhat depending on a family’s needs. Here are some typical au pair responsibilities included in an au pair’s job description:
- waking the children
- dressing infants and toddlers
- bathing and playing with the children
- preparing meals for the children
- looking after the children’s belongings
- making the children’s beds and straightening their rooms
- doing the children’s laundry
- cleaning up the kitchen after the children eat
- straightening up the playroom once playtime is over
- driving children to and from school, appointments or outings as requested by the host family
- stay at home with the children when the children are sick or on holidays (for au pairs on the standard or Extraordinaire programs)