An au pair is generally between 18 and 30 years old.
In return for board, lodging and some weekly pocket money, the au pair will take care of the host family’s children and deal with minor daily chores (e.g. cooking , tidying up their things and bedrooms, tidying up in general, helping in the kitchen, etc.).
Heavy chores are excluded since the au pair is not and must not be seen as a servant, considering their characteristics and the solely cultural intent of their stay in your Country.
The au pair will be treated as a family member: they will have their own bedroom and the possibility of attending a course of host country language.
In Italy, we have families in all the country long, but we accept families located only in big cities or in most popular places, it is very rare for us to accept host families in the middle of the Country side, far away from everything, thus we suggest to choose the host families and not the place.
Italy is a small Country and the host family will leave you most of your week end off just to let you have the opportunity to enjoy our Country travelling across it with our other au pairs.
Thus during your free time you will be able to reach different new places easily even outside Italy such as France Switzerland UK Germany …
3. Match your host family
(meet your host family line and select that one you match the best with)
4. Sign the agreement with your host family
(pay up the final amount as confirmation of your intention, plan your trip)
to your Italian life experience
For the AuPair:
The host family has the duty to help the au pair to fit in, be friendly welcoming, and keep in mind that they may express difficulties at the beginning of the stay and will have new habits to understand and follow.
You will be a great help for the hosting family:
if you are a tutor an host family expect from you to be helped in your native language
if you are on demi pair , au pair or summer au pair the host families know that you will help them to take care of their children, tidy up the house, for example will help set the table, help children dress in the morning and have their breakfast, take to and pick them up from school, take them to various activities, to a friend’s birthday party, help them do their homework, look after them, prepare easy meals when parents are out: in short all the tasks an older brother/sister could help with for their siblings.