As a designated au pair sponsor under the U.S. Department of State's au pair program, we require our host families and au pairs to meet the rules and regualtions set forth by the U.S. government. The au pair program's guidelines allow families and their au pairs to work together to find the perfect formula to meet everyone's needs.
Au pairs are allowed to work up to 45 hours a week, with no more than 10 hours a day "on duty" as the main child care provider. But, many au pairs become a loved and close member of their host families, sharing in meals and family events that go beyond the normal work hours that a nanny or daycare provider would follow.
Review the responsibilities and qualifications of host families in the au pair program
Read about the responsibilities of an au pair and their expected work hours and schedules