An au pair (plural: au pairs) is a foreign-national domestic assistant working for, and living as part of, a host family. Typically, au pairs take on a share of the family's responsibility for childcare as well as some housework, and receive a small monetary allowance for personal use.
The title comes from the French term au pair, meaning "on a par" or "equal to", indicating that the relationship is intended to be one of equals: the au pair is intended to become a member of the family, albeit a temporary one, rather than a domestic servant. In the best circumstances, both parties benefit from learning about the other's culture and will remain on good terms long after the au pair has left the family.
An au pair placement is an arrangement where a young woman or man lives for up to two years in a foreign country as a member of a local family, helping in the home for a set number of hours a day, often with at least two full days off per week. In return, they receive a reasonable allowance, experience in another culture, and a private room.
IAPA is the world's leading trade association for the Au Pair industry. It represents trusted organisations specialising in Au Pair and Cultural Exchange services. IAPA has more than 150 member organisations active in 38 countries worldwide and Secured Life International Group (SLIG) is one of them.
An au pair should be treated as an equal part of the family and not as a servant, and shall not be required to wear a uniform. There can be misunderstandings on both sides about what this means. The usual practice is that au pairs eat with the family most of the time, and join in some of the usual family activities such as outings and trips. However, host families normally expect to have some private time to themselves, particularly in the evenings. During this time, an au pair might retire to his or her room to watch television, study, or go out with friends.
As an employee, many countries have government limits as to how many hours an au pair is allowed to work. Tasks can include taking children to and from school, taking children to after school activities, cooking, cleaning, ironing, and babysitting. Each placement varies depending on the host family. The au pair is given a monthly allowance and all expenses are paid by the host family.
If you are willing to be an Au-pair then Secured Life International Group (SLIG) is the best place in Nepal for the program. Our experienced and international faculties definitely place you to a proper place
We help you to go to:
- South Africa
- Holland (Netherlands)