What is Light Housekeeping? Guidelines for Host Families and Au Pairs

Saturday, 15 February 2020

ACCEPTABLE HOUSEHOLD DUTIES RELATED TO THE CHILDREN: In addition to taking care of the children, au pairs may be responsible for light housekeeping related duties as it pertains to the children. If so, all childcare and light housekeeping must not exceed more than 10 hours per day/45 hours per week. […]

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Au Pair Schedule and Responsibilities

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Our schedules are never perfect! We have a ton of activities and events, school functions, parties, travel, and it is hectic almost always! But here is what I know. I have a general guideline for the kids and what I need my au pair to do. That is our baseline. […]

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Visitors And Guests

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Here you will find sample guidelines regarding a family’s visitor and guest policy. This is something that will need to be tailored to your family lifestyle and preferences, but please take a look for some inspiration! You are welcome to invite friends or family to visit from out of town. […]

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The Family Manual

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Let’s talk about the Family Manual – the Bible of the au pair program! This is the one thing that I truly love! I think it’s the best way to get all of the important information down in one place. I think that some families shy away from doing a […]

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Creating Health and Safety Guidelines

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Having a Safety section in your Family Manual will be key in case of an emergency.I urge you to go over safety precautions and an evacuation plan with your au pair. FIRE: Detail how many Fire Extinguishers are in your home and where they are located. In your Family Manual, […]

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