Au pair Do's & Don'ts

...Or you can call this page Au Pair FAQ

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Guidelines that host family mandate they agree to:

- Provide your au pair with a private bedroom, meals and a weekly stipend of $195.75 (calculated based on federal minimum wage; subject to change)
- Limit your au pair’s working hours to 45 hours per week (no more than 10 hours in one day)
- Limit your au pair’s household responsibilities to those related to care of the children (including meal preparation, laundry and room clean-up)
- Grant your au pair 1.5 days off per week, at least 1 full weekend off each month and 2 weeks of paid vacation
- Arrange for a parent or responsible adult to remain at home with your au pair for the first three days after her arrival
- Ensure that another adult is home with your au pair at all times if you have an infant under the age of 3 months
- Contribute up to $500 toward the cost of your au pair's completion of their educational requirement
- Facilitate transportation for your au pair to attend monthly meetings with her LCC and classes

The government regulations Cultural Care Au Pair agrees to follow include:
- Provide au pairs with a minimum of eight hours of training in child development and child safety (at least four of which deal with infant safety)
- Provide au pairs with a minimum of 24 hours of child development instruction before being placed in your home (at least four of which must relate to children under two years of age)
- Ensure that each host family be assigned to a local childcare coordinator (LCC) who lives within a one-hour drive
- Require LCCs to conduct an orientation with each host family and au pair within 14 days of an au pair’s arrival
- Require LCCs to maintain monthly personal contact with host families and host monthly meetings for their au pair

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    Au Pair Qualifications

    Is between the ages of 18 and 26 years old
    Loves kids and has at least 200 hours of experience caring for them
    Can comunicate in English
    Has completed (or is about to complete) secondary school
    Has a driver's licence or is able to get it before travel
    Does not have a criminal background
    Is in good health
    Is flexible, motivated, mature and positive
    Is ready to commit to a year abroad

    There are a number of requirements for the au pair programme that have either been set by government agencies or Cultural Care Au Pair. Since au pairs are taking on the responsibility of caring for people’s children, it is very important that all candidates meet these minimum standards. If you have any questions on whether or not you fulfill them, just give us a call.

    A Cultural Care Au Pair:
    The most important qualification is good childcare experience. Programme requires at least 200 hours of childcare experience to be an au pair. This can include babysitting (including relatives), volunteering or working at a daycare or creche, coaching children’s sports, working with a church group, tutoring children or any type of experience working with kids.
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