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What is an Au Pair?

An Au Pair is a person (usually aged between 18 and 35 years) coming from another country to help a family with childcare and light housework while staying as a guest with the family. The au pair receives pocket money. In addition she can improve her language skills and learn about the culture and lifestyle of the country.

 

Au Pair’s Working Hours

Usually 30 – 45 Hours including 1 Night baby sitting

Time Off

Au Pairs should have Sundays free and one other day.

Pocket Money

€100-150 per week.

Duties

In addition to childminding your au pair will also assist with light housework (tidying, vacumning, preparing meals, laundry, etc).

Accommodation

The Au Pair will require her own bedroom, fully furnished with adequate heating.

English Classes

Au Pairs have to be available to do English classes. Normally the classes are on twice a week.

Contact us for a list of classes in your area.

Set up weekly roster

Let Au Pairs know a week in advance what hours they are working if possible. This causes less confusion and everyone can work around the roster

Talk about issues

If issues arise sort them out straight away. There can be many issues such as home sickness or general misunderstandings. Au Pairs should be treated as part of the family

House Rules

Make a set of house rules. Every house hold is different and so are the Au Pairs.

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