As well as childcare, light housework forms part of the au pair's tasks. Light housework consists of anything to do with the children of the host family. Depending on the age of the children, the au pair should help them with things like tidying up their room. Other than this, the au pair supports the family, for example, with the following housework:
Obviously, the au pair is responsible for keeping their room and, if available, their own bathroom tidy. They must also clean up after themselves in other rooms that they use for example if they cook in the kitchen for their friends. If an au pair has to look after a baby or small child, they should not have too many other tasks. It is important that the au pair's working hours are not exceeded, once all of these tasks are taken into consideration.
The following housework is not part of an au pair's duties:
The extent of housework tasks included will depend on the family and the age of the children. However, in all cases, an au pair is not a housemaid. They are, rather, a member of the family and help out in the home like any family member does.