What are au pairs not allowed to do?

Tasks that are inappropriate for Au Pairs: cleaning messes the children left during the Au Pair’s off hours; taking care of pets or cleaning up litter box/ dog poop; caring for children alone while parents are on vacation; working overtime (past 45 hours/ week) for any reason, even with additional pay.

What are the disadvantages of au pair?

if they are coming to you from a different country, you likely won’t be able to meet them in person before they come out to work for you. having another person in your home means you’ll have less privacy. as au pairs are typically younger, they may not have extensive childcare experience.

Can you trust an au pair?

The level of trust formed with an au pair is unique compared to any other form of childcare. Because an au pair lives with in the home as a member of the family, the parents’ relationship with them develops quickly and mutual trust happens much faster than with a daycare provider or live-out nanny.

Can an au pair watch kids overnight?

Can my au pair care for my children overnight? The short answer is YES, but it is important to keep a few things in mind. While the regulations do not expressly prohibit overnight hours, it is vitally important that these hours are counted properly.

Can au pairs have tattoos?

Yes. Many au pairs or nanny have tattoos.

Can au pair clean house?

As an adult member of your household, your au pair can be expected to clean up after themselves. Au pairs can: Wash or load dishes that only they’ve used. Keep their bedroom tidy.

Is an au pair better than a nanny?

Go Au Pair offers American families a cultural childcare experience you do not want to miss. For busy, modern families, Au Pair experiences are far more rewarding and affordable than live-in nannies, in many categories. From training to screening to convenience, Au Pairs provide more for less.

Do au pairs cook and clean?

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.

Is au pair human trafficking?

The National Human Trafficking Hotline said it received reports of more than two dozen potential victims of trafficking who were on au pair visas from 2014 through 2017. Most were trafficked as domestic workers but some were forced into commercial sex, it said.

Is an au pair cheaper than a nanny?

An Au Pair costs an average of $8.32 an hour, far below the cost of a nanny. It’s literally that simple. First the stipend is paid weekly to your Au Pair, and starts at a minimum of $195.75.

Can you be an au pair after 30?

In most countries the age of the Au Pair is between 17 and 30 years old. If you have not attained full age by the time you want to go abroad, your parents have to sign the Au Pair contract for you.

What should an au pair wear?


  • Practical (!), old and comfortable clothes (keep in mind that you will spend most of your time with children)
  • Comfortable and closed-toed shoes (sneakers etc.)
  • Weather-proof jacket.
  • Some nicer outfits for when you go out with friends in the evening or for family birthdays.