Au Pair is a French word meaning at the same level.
Au Pairs are committed, adventurous and educated young people from around the world who travel to another country for learning and improving a language and experiencing new cultures. Unlike other jobs you had before, when you will be an au pair, you will be seen as part of the family and not as an employee.
In exchange for receiving accommodation, meals and weekly pocket money, you will provide the family with help towards child care and/or light housework. If you are a male au pair, sometimes you may help with gardening or other heavier tasks around the home.
An Au Pair provides help with child care and light house work:
Au Pairs work up to 30 hours each week and receive 2 days off each week. If you are a Romanian and Bulgarian au pair, you will be allowed to work only up to 25 hours per week.
Au Pairs do not need to have the same schedule each day.
Our short guide to au pair pocket money should help you work out what to pay your au pair..