Au Pair Stays in Germany

What is an Au-Pair

The words "Au Pair" come from the French Language, meaning "on equal terms". The Au Pair is a young person who spends time (usually one year, sometimes shorter stays are also possible) with a host family, in order to study the language, the traditions and the culture of the country while living as part of the family and being treated as a family member.

Au Pairs have their own bedroom, eat with the host family and take part in the general family life. In return for full board, lodging and pocket money, they agree to help with the children and perform light household duties, such as dusting, vacuum cleaning, ironing, etc.

It is important to remember that the Au Pair program is a cultural exchange program and that Au Pairs are not employees or domestic servants.

What you receive from the host family

For 30 hours possibly including 1- 2 evenings babysitting per week you receive:

  • Lodging in a room of your own
  • Full board (3 meals per day)
  • Pocket money (min. 200 Euro per month)
  • The possibility to attend German language classes
  • Depending on the family possible financial support for German classes
  • Health and accident insurance
  • 4 weeks of paid vacation per year

Being an au pair in Germany gives you the unique chance to spend 12 months in an German host family and to get to know what life in Germany is really like. For approximately 30 hours per week, you will be entrusted with childcare and light household duties. You may be asked to do some babysitting for 1-2 evenings per week by arrangement. You should enjoy children's company, as you will be responsible for the children and their environment.

You are expected to give quality childcare and become a reliable older "sister" or "brother" for the children, care for them and offer companionship, love and guidance. You will play with the children and supervise them, pick them up from the kindergarten or from school, prepare them light meals, keep order in the children's room, etc. The family has to know that the kids are in good hands with you. Additionally you may be asked to do light household duties (eg. ironing, light cleaning, washing, vacuuming, preparing light meals).

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Application for our Au Pair program is totally free. After the successful telephone interwiew we charge a small processing fee of 250 Euros (€) in order to cover our expenses.

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