Tasks au Pair
What does an Au pair?
• The Au pair may not take the mother‘s role
• She mustn’t be responsible for the children by herself
• Her job is to support
• She may not do the work of the cleaner, cook or ironing
• She may not for example do spring cleaning, car washing or shoe polish
• Her tasks description is limited to light household activities such as cleaning up, dusting, washing dishes, vacuuming, cooking, ironing, shopping, making beds of children (focused especially for children) etc..
Au pair tasks
The following household and child related tasks are part of the au pair program:
- Putting children to bed, getting children out of bed.
- Feeding children (bottle and baby food).
- Daily childcare; changing diapers, assisting with going to the toilet, giving shower / bath, brushing teeth, brushing hair.
- Preparing breakfast and lunch, preparing lunchboxes for children.
- Preparing daycare bags and schoolbags for children.
- Taking children to daycare and school, picking them up.
- Organizing activities, offering assistance and joining activities for children such as: reading, doing arts and crafts, swimming, going to the playground, taking over to play dates, etc.
- oing dishes, loading and unloading the dishwasher.
- Preparing simple dinners (warm).
- Keeping the kitchen clean.
- Small grocery shopping.
- Doing the laundry, folding, ironing and putting laundry away.
- Picking up and cleaning children’s rooms.
- Picking up and cleaning own room.
- Picking up and cleaning the house in general: vacuuming, cleaning, dusting, keeping floors clean.
- Making beds and changing sheets.
- Taking out garbage (same level floor).
- Walking and feeding pets.
- Watering plants.
What Host Families say about us
by family Homayer, Amsterdam
“Erg positief. Nadat familie aanvraag formulier heb gestuurd werd ik binnen 1 dag gebeld voor interview bij thuis (dat vind ik ook zeer aangenaam). Ik heb verder alle benodigd documenten gestuurd en voor sneller procedure….. “