What is an Au Pair?

WHAT IS AN AU PAIR?

An Au Pair is a young adult (generally between 18 – 29 years old) who comes to Australia from another country to live as an extended member of a family and to help them with light household duties and quality childcare.

 

Au Pairs would normally provide 20 – 40 hours per week of quality childcare, light domestic duties and some babysitting in exchange for full board, meals included and a weekly allowance of usually $180 – $250 per week depending on how many hours you require. The Au Pair would also be provided with her/his own private bedroom.

 

An Au Pair will have childcare experience and Au Pair Connections Australia and our international partner agencies make sure the Au Pairs have childcare, police and medical checks and are interviewed on a one on one basis. All of these checks and a personal profile of the Au Pair are provided to the interested host family before being connected and placed.

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EXAMPLE OF AU PAIR DUTIES

  • Helping prepare family meals
  • Helping with cleaning of the kitchen
  • Cleaning high chairs
  • Preparing children’s lunch bag and school bags
  • Dropping children at school and picking up
  • Putting toys away and cleaning children’s bedrooms
  • Getting children ready for school, daycare or kindergarten

  • Bathing and keeping children entertained
  • Washing, hanging out clothes, taking clothes off the line and folding
  • Ironing and putting away children’s clothes
  • Vacuuming/sweeping
  • Helping keep communal areas clean
  • Keeping her/his own room and bathroom clean
  • Babysitting

SUMMARY

An Au Pair will provide 20 – 40 hours childcare and light household duties per week in exchange for full board including meals

An Au Pair will be paid between $180 and $250 per week (depending on hours and duties)

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