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Au pair "task list"

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BerkshireMum Sat 22-Jun-13 21:57:11

I've got a really, really detailed list I did for a very lazy au pair plus last year. Happy to send by email if you don't mind giving your address....

Top1000NameChange Tue 11-Jun-13 19:37:43

Thank you Eggs, that's v helpful

ThereAreEggsInMyViolin Tue 11-Jun-13 00:08:53

How about a copy and paste from the BAPAA website

List of housework tasks accepted as light housework

Washing dishes, including loading and unloading dishwasher
Preparing simple meals for children
Keeping kitchen tidy and clean, including sweeping and mopping floors
Loading and unloading laundry into washing machine
Ironing for children
Putting washed clothes away
Vacuuming
Dusting
Making and changing children’s beds
Cleaning children’s bathroom
Everything to do with keeping their own room/bathroom clean and tidy
Light shopping (not the entire household shopping)
Walking and feeding pets
Emptying bins

List of tasks considered unsuitable for an au pair – Please remember, it is a cultural exchange programme, giving a young person the opportunity to learn about British culture and improve language skills through interaction with children.

Gardening
Window cleaning
Spring cleaning
Cleaning the oven, other than simple wiping out
Washing carpets
Washing the car
Weekly shopping
Pet training
Clearing up after untrained pets
Making parents bed*
Ironing for parents *
Cleaning parents’ en-suite bathroom*
Polishing silver and brassware*
Cooking the family meal, unless the au pair enjoys cooking and has chosen to do this for the family
*These duties can be included where there is less childcare and the children are out of the house for most of the day, if this is agreed in advance.

Au pairs should not be required to do housework such as ironing, when looking after children of primary school age or toddlers, due to safety reasons.

Mum2Pea Mon 10-Jun-13 21:38:42

would love some guidance too

grandmainmypocket Mon 10-Jun-13 19:06:43

If you get one please share :-)

Top1000NameChange Mon 10-Jun-13 12:45:27

Being v lazy here (but in my defence I am in bed with pneumonia and 5 month old DD)

Has anyone written down a list of tasks/duties for an au pair that I could plagiarise/use as inpiration.....?

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