How many hours does an au pair have to work?

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There are clear differences concerning the recommended amount of working hours depending on the host country. Here is a short overview:

Australia 25 - 40 hours/week
Austria 18 hours/week
Belgium maximum of 20 hours/week
Canada 25 - 30 hours/week
Denmark 18 - 30 hours/week
Finland maximum of 30 hours/week
France 30 hours/week
Germany 30 hours/week
Ireland 30 hours/week
Italy 15 - 30 hours/week
Netherlands 30 hours/week
New Zealand 30 - 40 hours/week
Norway 30 hours/week
South Africa 30 hours/week
Spain 30 hours/week
Sweden maximum of 40 hours/week
Switzerland maximum of 30 hours /week
United Kingdom 30 hours/week
USA maximum of 45 hours/week

In most host countries, official au pair working hours include time spent babysitting.

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