Question: Do au pairs get days off?

The au pair is entitled to 2 days off per week. This must include at least 1 full weekend a month. The au pair may be used to babysit no more than 3 evenings per week, provided that this fits within the maximum of 30 hours per week and the maximum of 8 hours a day.

How many days off does an au pair get?

The au pair is entitled to one and a half days off each week, which means that if her hours are spread over 6 days, one of those work days cannot exceed 5 hours of work. Au pairs get a full week-end off every month, from Friday night to Monday morning.

What do au pairs do in their free time?

Au pairs can provide no more than 45 hours of childcare per week and have specific time-off schedules to be followed by the host family. In addition to providing child care, au pairs typically participate in household chores like other members of the family.

Do au pairs get vacation?

Your au pair or EduCare companion is entitled to a minimum of two weeks off with full weekly stipend during her twelve-month stay. It is recommended that an au pair take one week of vacation in her first six months and the second week in the last half of the year.

Can au pair work overnight?

In a 24-hour period, an au pair cannot work for more than 10 hours. If your family needs overnight care, you will need to be crystal clear about your schedule, and your au pair must understand it is non-traditional.

How many hours should an au pair work?

According to our basic idea of au pairing an au pair should never work more than 30 hours per week. In most host countries official au pair working hours include time spent babysitting.

Can an au pair work another job?

Can my au pair work another job? What if they are not working the full 45 hours/week for our family? No, the J-1 visa does not allow au pairs to engage in employment outside of the au pair position, regardless of the number of hours she/he works caring for the children.

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