Au pair Schedule and Duties


You spend 30 hours of contact time per week with the family child helping them learn English (or another foreign language based on your language skills).
You have one and a half days off every week, two days off once a month, and three days off every three months.


During the duty time (contact time), you provide support to your host children in the following activities such as:

  • School pick up/drop off and daily communication;
  • Telling stories or reading books;
  • Playing games and other physical activities;
  • Doing arts and crafts;
  • Helping with homework;
  • Family activities such as visit the museum, art gallery.

In addition, according to the regulations of the IAPA (International Au Pair Association), you need to keep your own room clean and tidy, make a fair contribution to the cleanness of the ‘common’ areas of your host family’s home, and undertake light household duties, but these are of secondary importance in China.

Sample daily schedule


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