As an au pair, you will be responsible for the children and their wellbeing.
Being an Au Pair means caring for the Host Family children and participating in light household chores for a maximum of 35 hours per week.
As an example, an Au Pair is responsible for:
- The children’s safety
- Daily activities with the children to keep them engaged
- Childcare duties e.g. preparing meals for the children, and folding/ironing the children’s clothes.
- Assisting with housework duties relating to the children
- Helping with the children’s homework
- Driving children to/from school or activities (e.g. football practice, dance class)
The Au Pair responsibilities are limited to childcare and related duties, and general day-to-day household tasks. You should not be involved in heavy manual labour or yard work.
It is important to remember that you will be considered as a member of the Host Family, and as such may be asked to participate in duties that would be typical for family members to help with.
The most important thing to remember is that you need to love being around children. You will be forming loving and lasting relationships with these children and they will look up to you as a big sister or brother. You may be there as a family member when a child takes their first steps or the child’s first day at school. You will be a major influence on their lives as they grow in this invaluable and wonderful experience. As you learn about the culture of your Host Family, you will also be sharing your culture and heritage with them.
Au Pairing in Ireland and England is one of the most fun experiences as the people are known worldwide for being friendly, fun and welcoming.
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