Host Family Responsibilities
As a host family to an au pair, you’re more than an employer, you’re the au pair’s extended family in the United States. You become the au pair's most important connection in a new country. Most host families form a strong bond with their au pair that often lasts long after his or her stay.
InterExchange Au Pair USA Host Families:
- Welcome their au pair as an extended member of the family
- Include their au pair in most family meals, outings and celebrations
- Provide a private room and meals for their au pair
- Assist with transportation to classes and cluster meetings with their Au Pair USA Local Coordinator
- Participate in an annual Family Day with other host families and all other required orientation meetings
- Are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents and able to speak English fluently
- Pay a weekly stipend of at least $195.75 and a $500 educational stipend as required by the U.S. Department of State
- Guarantee that their au pair will work no more than 45 hours per week and 10 hours a day
- Are required to give their au pair 1.5 days off per week, one full weekend per month and two weeks of paid vacation per year
- Guarantee their au pair will not do heavy housework or tasks unrelated to the host family's children
Our Au Pair USA program prides itself on providing round-the-clock support to its host families. If you have any questions about your responsibilities as a host family or any issues with your au pair during the program, your Local Coordinator will be there to assist you. Or, you may call us anytime at 1.800.AU.PAIRS (1.800.287.2477).