An Au Pair is a young adult, usually between 18-30 years old, who lives with a host family to provide child care abroad. An Au Pair might also be asked to provide some light housekeeping while the family is away at work and school. They are immersed in the culture to learn new customs, traditions and even a new language!
“Au Pair” is a French term which is defined as “equal to”. This means that Au Pairs build a reciprocal relationship with a host family of respect, communication and cultural exchange. An Au Pair acts as a “big sister” to the host child(ren).