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What is an Au Pair?

An au pair is a young foreign person who works for and lives as part of a host family.  She is coming to Ireland to improve her English and to experience a different culture. She is aged between 17 and 27 years.
 
An au pair takes on a share of the day-to-day duties of the family in exchange for board and pocket money. An au pair will help with childcare and some light housework (helping in the kitchen, doing the laundry, tidying children’s toys etc.)
 
Very often an au pair becomes a ‘big sister’ within a host family and will usually eat meals with the family and join in many of the family activities and outings.
 
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