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Pocket money guidelines

Basic au pair role, no more than 30 hours -minimum $200 per week

Most families usually  pay $250-$300

  • most suited to basic au pairs an au pair plus

  • 4-5 days per week – approx. 5-6 hours per day – most weeks 25-30 hours per week, occasionally up to 35

  • assistance with childcare;  doing school drop offs pickups, playtime and assistance with homework

  • Some babysitting and light housework

  • Free time minimum 2 full days per week, most weekends

  • Au Pair Premium – Minimum $360 per week

Broaden au pair role, for up to 35 hours per week. Pocket money minimum $250, recommended $300

If you regularly need up to 35 hours of help with the occasional additional to up to 40 hours (school holidays, sick child)

  • suited for Basic au pair and Au Pair plus

  • 4-5 days per week -– often helping for up to 35 hours, ideally suited to full time  working parents

  • Help with childcare; school drop offs pickups, playtime and assistance with home work plus some meal preparation and the occasional family meal cooking, also for caring for 3 or more children 

  • Some babysitting and light housework

  • Free time minimum 2 full days per week, some weekends

  • Premium – Expect to pay $360-$450 approx. per week

Premium Au pairs,

In relation to Premium Au Pairs, with their accredit of skillset, we recommend a minimum of $360 per week in pocket money.

  • Premium Au pairs with more experience can be given more responsibility

  • Premium Au Pairs are ideal for busy families with 4 or more children

  • Premium au pairs are able to assist with 2 or more children under 5 

  • Premium au pairs may provide limited sole care for babies 12mths -24 months

  • Premium au pairs have a more experience and completed education in teaching or early childhood studies or has previous employment in a formal childcare setting.

As a CAPAA Member we have guidance from a lawyer please refer : http://www.capaa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Comparison-Table_updated.pdf  

To fulfil the model of a cultural exchange program we ask that the duties  be no more then 35 hours per week