Typically, Nannies can work longer hours than an Au-Pair: Nannies work approx. 43-45 hours full-time, while the working time of an Au-Pair is limited to 30 hours/week. Therefore, a Nanny’s salary is much higher than an Au-Pair salary.
Au-Pair’s age is limited to 25 (non-European) or to 30 years old (European). The Au-Pair lives with the family, while Nannies can be live-in or live-out and are not limited by age.
Au-Pairs can be as qualified as Nannies for taking care of your kids, since we only select Au-Pairs who have experience with children. They can also have pedagogical knowledge.
Au-Pairs can assist you with household chores & while Nannies generally only take care of cleaning activities linked to the kids.