Au pair

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An au pair (plural: au pairs) is a helper 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.

Homestay

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An au pair (plural: au pairs) is a helper from a foreign country working for, and living as part of, a host family.
Hosts can also be involved in au pair programs in which a long-term guest stays with a family who provides accommodation in return for child care assistance and light household duties.

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 a young woman (or occasionally man), who comes from abroad to live with the host family and learn the local culture and language, while helping care for the children.

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 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.

J-1 visa

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Au pairs enter the United States on a J-1 visa.
It then extended to several other Exchange Visitor Programs that shared the same objective, like the au pair, Government Visitor, Professor and Research or Short-Term Scholar, Work and Travel USA and the Trainee Programs.

Julie Ege

In 1967, she moved to England to work as an au pair to improve her English, and there also studied at a language school.

Jamaica Kincaid

In 1966, when Kincaid was 17, her mother sent her to Scarsdale, a wealthy suburb of New York City, to work as an au pair.

Eva Joly

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She moved to Paris at 20 to work as an au pair.

Aifric Campbell

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

Angela Hartnett

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

Elke Sommer

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After this, she moved to the UK to work as an au pair, in order to earn a living and to perfect her English.

Louise Woodward case

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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.

Anna Del Conte

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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.

Stella Rimington

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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.

Jennifer Saunders

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After school, she worked for a year in Italy as an au pair.

Housekeeping

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Au pairs are not to work more than 10 hours per day or 45 hours per week, and are not to serve as general housekeepers or assume responsibility for household management.

Yutte Stensgaard

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

Sachi Parker

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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.

Beate Uhse-Rotermund

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At the age of sixteen Beate Köstlin went to England for a year, to learn English as an au pair.

Annie M. G. Schmidt

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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.

Tiger Woods

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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.