Au pair

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An au pair (plural: au pairs) is a domestic assistant from a foreign country working for, and living as part of, a host family.wikipedia
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European Agreement on Au Pair Placement

In 1969, the European Agreement on Au Pair Placement was signed, and it came into force in 1971.
It came into force on 30 May 1971, and regulates au pair placements.

Child care

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Typically, au pairs take on a share of the family's responsibility for childcare as well as some housework, and receive a monetary allowance for personal use.
At home, care is typically provided by nannies, au pairs, or friends and family.

Host family

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An au pair (plural: au pairs) is a domestic assistant from a foreign country working for, and living as part of, a host family.
Host families can participate in Au pair programs.

Domestic worker

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The title comes from the French term au pair, meaning "at par" or "equal to", indicating that the relationship is intended to be one of equals: the au pair is intended to become a member of the family, albeit a temporary one, rather than a traditional domestic worker.
Au pair - A foreign-national domestic assistant working for, and living as part of, a host family.

Nanny

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The Canadian government has the live-in caregiver program, which has broader requirements than the au pair program.
The term au pair usually refers to an untrained young woman (or occasionally man), who comes from abroad to live in the host family and learn the local culture and language, while helping with the children.

Au pair organizations in the United States

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In that same year, the program was expanded to include four additional agencies, and these agencies together became the original six government designated Au pair organizations in the United States.
An au pair organization is an agency which complies with (which deals with foreign relations—specifically, au pairs.) This program allows foreign nationals between the ages of 18 and 26 to live with a host American family for one year, with a one-year extension permitted.

Julie Ege

Julie Ege, Norwegian actress and former Miss Norway
In 1967, she moved to England to work as an au pair to improve her English, and there also studied at a language school.

Eva Joly

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Eva Joly, Norwegian-French magistrate
She moved to Paris at 20 to work as an au pair.

Aifric Campbell

Aifric Campbell, Irish writer
She worked as an au pair in Sweden, where she graduated from the University of Göteborg in Linguistics.

Angela Hartnett

Angela Hartnett, English chef
At 18 Hartnett went to Italy for a year to work as an au pair before graduating with a degree in History at Cambridge Polytechnic.

Death of Kristie Fischer

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Olivia Riner, accused of and acquitted of the murder of Kristie Fischer
Fischer's family accused their au pair, a Swiss woman named Olivia Riner, of killing the baby by arson.

Anna Del Conte

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Anna Del Conte, Italian food writer
Here, having lost most of his money, her father returned to work while she studied history at the University of Milan before moving to England in 1949 to learn English while working as an au pair.

Elke Sommer

Elke Sommer, German actress
After this, she moved to the UK to be an au pair, to perfect her English, and to earn a living.

Louise Woodward case

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Louise Woodward, convicted of involuntary manslaughter
The Louise Woodward case concerned Louise Woodward, a 19-year-old British au pair convicted in 1997 of the involuntary manslaughter of eight-month-old Matthew Eappen while he was in her care in his home in Newton, Massachusetts, in the United States.

Stella Rimington

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Stella Rimington, British, former Director General of MI5 and author
She spent her last summer of secondary school working as an au pair in Paris, before enrolling at the University of Edinburgh in 1954 to study English.

Yutte Stensgaard

Yutte Stensgaard, Danish actress
She worked as an au pair, studied stenography and became a model for a time.

Jennifer Saunders

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Jennifer Saunders, English comedian, screenwriter, singer, and actress
After school, she worked for a year in Italy as an au pair.

Sachi Parker

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Sachi Parker, American actress, daughter of Shirley MacLaine
Parker taught skiing in New Zealand, worked as a waitress in Hawaii, spent five years working as a flight attendant for Qantas Airways, and worked for a brief time as an au pair in Paris, France.

Chinese au pairs in the United States

Chinese au pairs in the United States
In 2002, Chinese au pair applicants were first sent to Europe.

Beate Uhse-Rotermund

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Beate Uhse-Rotermund, German pilot and entrepreneur
At the age of sixteen Beate Köstlin went to England for a year, to learn English as an au pair.

Kristin Scott Thomas

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Kristin Scott Thomas, English actress
On being told she would never be a good enough actress, she left at the age of 19 to work as an au pair in Paris.

Annie M. G. Schmidt

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Annie M. G. Schmidt, Dutch writer
After secondary school in Goes and working as an au pair in Germany, she began to study for a job as a librarian, an occupation she held until 1946.

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Elin Nordegren, model; former wife of Tiger Woods; daughter of Barbro Holmberg and Thomas Nordegren
They were introduced during The Open Championship in 2001 by Swedish golfer Jesper Parnevik, who had employed her as an au pair.

Homemaking

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Typically, au pairs take on a share of the family's responsibility for childcare as well as some housework, and receive a monetary allowance for personal use.