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Many parents do not know the difference between a nanny and an au pair. So how to choose which may be right for your family?
An au pair is usually a young person without any previous child care experince beyond possibly caring for siblings or babysitting. They live in, assist in minding the children, and are generally in that particular country to gain cultural experience. Think of an au pair as an exchange student of sorts that you pay and give room and board to in exchange for light housework, and occasional babysitting.