There is no typical day in the life of an au pair, as it can change based on their host family, where they live, the time of year, and many other factors. While daily life for au pairs comes in all shapes and sizes, every au pair experience has at least one thing in common: it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live in the USA, form deep bonds with a host family, and create memories that will last forever.
For example, meet Flo — an 18-year-old au pair from Switzerland who lives in Colorado. Flo takes care of two school-age children, Ainsley and Brenna. Take a look at an average day in Flo’s au pair life:
Wake up, make breakfast for the kids, get them ready for school
Walk them to school
Go on a hike at local park, then to Starbucks to work on a school project
Prepare tomorrow's lunch, tidy up the kids' bedrooms
Pick the kids up from school
Prepare a snack, help with their homework
Do an art project with the kids
Cook with host parents, help set the table
Eat dinner with host family
Get kids ready for bed, read them a story
Meet up with friends for ice cream and karaoke
Learn more about the programme
The Au Pair Program
Learn more about what it means to be an au pair in the USA — and the lifelong benefits of our program.
Duties & Responsibilities
As an au pair, your main focus will be caring for your host children. Learn more about the common duties and responsibilities of an au pair.
Au Pair Qualifications
Find out what it takes to become a Cultural Care au pair. Review our program qualifications and requirements to see how you match up!
Oh, the places you'll go!