As an Au Pair you are part of a family, this means working together and participating in your family´s daily schedule. In Austria an Au Pair should look after the children but also do a little housework. Most important for being an Au Pair is, that you enjoy being with children. Depending on the children's age, your tasks can differ, but the making the children´s life more comfortable will always be the heart of your tasks. That is why the family expects you to be open-minded, tolerant and flexible.
There's no better way to improve your German and get to know Austrian culture first hand than living with a family here. For more details and further information get in touch with us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Finding a family
Basically there are two possibilities: you can either look for a family yourself and organize your stay yourself OR contact an agency which helps you not only with finding a suitable family, but checks your working conditions, payment etc. and is there for you in case something doesn't work out with your host family.