Be an Au Pair in the USA

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What is the Au Pair Experience?

Being an au pair is one of the most rewarding jobs you will ever have! What is an au pair? Here are some examples of common au pair duties.

Au Pair and Child Holding Hands

Keeping kids safe

Au Pair and Child Crafting

Arts, crafts and having fun

Au Pair and Children with Globe

Sharing your culture and language

Au Pair and Child Doing Homework

Helping with homework

Au pair and Child Cooking

Preparing meals for kids

Au Pair and Child with Gifts

Taking kids on outings

Au Pair and Child in Car

Driving kids to activities

Au pair and Child Doing laundry

Doing kids’ laundry

As an au pair, your responsibilities are limited to childcare and child-related tasks. You will be a member of your host family and should expect to help with some household tasks.

Hours and Time Off

You can work up to 45 hours per week and no more than 10 hours per day. You will have plenty of time off so that you can meet up with friends, explore your community, take classes, or just relax. Program regulations require that you receive the following time off during your program:

  • At least 1 ½ days off per week
  • At least one full weekend off per month
  • At least two weeks of paid vacation per year

Local Support

Local Coordinator and Au Pair

When you go to the USA, you are not alone. You will have a Local Coordinator who is committed to helping you have a successful experience and will be your first point of contact when you arrive.

Local Coordinator and Au Pair

Your Local Coordinator will:

  • Contact you during the first 48 hours after you arrive to your host family
  • Have an arrival orientation with you and your host family within the first two weeks
  • Speak with you and your host family on a monthly basis
  • Organize monthly social and cultural events for you and other au pairs
  • Answer your questions and provide support when you need it
Au Pairs Hiking

Monthly Activities

Au pairs love getting together and having fun! Our Local Coordinators plan regular get-togethers and activities!

  • Holiday parties
  • Hiking trips
  • Museum visits
  • Sporting events
  • Volunteer projects
  • Local sightseeing
  • Educational opportunities

Additional Support When You Need It 24/7

In the event of an unusual circumstance or emergency situation, a member of the Au Pair USA team is always on call to assist you when you need help. Simply call 1-917-373-0717 and follow the instructions for assistance.

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