How many hours does an au pair have to work?
There is no standard au pair working schedule that is applicable all countries. In Germany or the United States there are official rules. In Australia there is no official au pair programme. According to our basic idea of au pairing an au pair should never work more than 30 hours per week. In most host countries official au pair working hours include time spent babysitting.
Au pair working hours overview per country
|Australia||25 - 40 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||25 - 30 hours/week|
|Italy||15 - 30 hours/week|
|New Zealand||30 - 40 hours/week|
|South Africa||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|