Usually an Au Pair is someone between the age of 18 and 30 years old who wants to have a unique family experience and mutual cultural exchange in a foreign country. They are staying temporary with the family, and truly become part of the family. During your time with the family you’ll help out with childcare and child related light house work, like laundry, meals preparation and general tidying up). Also, you are responsible for your own living area (bedroom, bathroom and other) and for your own mess in the shared areas of the house.
You will have a mutual agreement with the family about the amount of pocket money that you will receive for your help, you will live free of charge with your host family and you can share meals with they family. Besides that, you are welcome to join in with the family activities and go on outings with them. You are not an employee, this is very important to always remember!