What is an Au Pair?
The word "Au Pair" is the French for "on par" or "equal to". It means that Au Pairs live on an equal basis in a caring relationship between the host family and children.
Typically Au Pairs are young women from a foreign country who choose to help look after the children of a host family and provide light housekeeping.
For this assistance the Au Pair is given room and board and is typically paid weekly "pocket-money".
Au Pairs generally stay with their host family for one year and are aged between 18 and 26
Au Pairs are typically in search of a new cultural experience while also desiring to serve as an integral part of a parenting team. This experience usually draws Au Pairs to a new country and often involves improving on their foreign language skills.