• Care and feeding of children in the mornings
• Taking children to kindergarten or school
• Taking care of children during the day
• Playing and taking children out for recreational activities
• Helping with homework
• Cooking for children
• Taking children to and from after school activities
• Evening care of children, bathing and putting to bed
• Childcare in the afternoon or evening (must be agreed upon in advance)

Light domestic tasks

• Tidying up after the children
• Tidying up children’s bed
• Vacuuming, mopping floors, dusting in
children’s rooms and in common areas
• Laundry, hanging clothes,using dryers
• Ironing clothes for children
• Dishwashing and using the dishwasher
• Grocery shopping (with exception to
large grocery shopping trips)
• Feed and walk pets (must be agreed upon in advance)

House work au pairs should not do

• Gardening
• Car washing
• Window-washing
• Spring cleaning and any major cleaning
• Scrubbing ovens
• Cleaning up after pets
• Tidying host parents’ bed
• Ironing host parents’ clothes
• Cleaning host parents’ private bathroom
• Caring for, or sitting pets during your free time or vacation
• Polishing silverware
• Serving meals to host families’ friends