What is a Demi Pair?

What is a Demi Pair?

Demi pairs are like Au Pairs, they live with the family, work a maximum of 20 hours per week and study or work in their spare time. Usually they only take four to six month placements with families because of their studies and are only available in the major cities.

Au Pair vs Demi Pair

Au Pair

Demi Pair

30-40 hours per week

Max 20 hours per week

Lives with host family

Lives with host family

Full board and meals

Full board and meals

Receives pocket money

Receives less or no pocket money

Usually 6-12 month placements

Usually 4-6 month placements

Studies or works in their spare time

Daily responsibilities may include

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    Waking and dressing the children
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    Bathing and playing with the children
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    Preparing meals for the children
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    School drop-offs and pick-ups
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    Taking kids to after school activities, e.g. soccer, dance, etc
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    Tidying the children’s room and making the bed
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    Doing the children’s laundry
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    Cleaning up the kitchen after the children eat
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    Straightening up the playroom once playtime is over
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    Stay at home with the children when the children are sick or on holidays
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    Help the children with homework

See also: ​What is an Au Pair?​​​

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