Au pair tasks

(Also to be found with keywords Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities)

Au pair tasks are the duties au pairs take on during their au pair stay in exchange for pocket money and free room and board.

The main responsibility of au pairs is to help taking care of the host family's children. Alongside this, au pairs also help out with light housework. All their responsibilities form part of their daily schedule.

As well as taking care of the children, the au pair should help out with everyday household activities, e.g. setting the table, putting away the dishes from the dishwasher or looking after the family's pet sometimes. After all, they are just like any other member of the family! Having said that, au pairs should never be regarded as housekeepers, gardeners or language teachers. They are au pairs.

Our tips:

  • Each task should be discussed together beforehand and written down in the au pair contract in order to prevent possible misunderstandings.
  • It would also be advisable to set all the au pair's tasks in a schedule.

To find out more: 

Our basic idea of au pairing