What exactly is an au pair?

The term "au pair" comes from French and means "on reciprocity".

  • Au pairs are young people from all over the world between the ages of 18 and 26 who leave their homeland for a certain period of time, usually 12 months, to learn the language and get to know the culture in another country. During this time they live with a host family and are fully integrated into family life.

  • Au pairs take on childcare and light household chores and thus support their host family.

In return

  • Meals and housing are free of charge. In addition, they receive monthly pocket money of €280 and a subsidy of €70 per month for a language course as well as the ride costs to get to the course.
    Au pairs are not employees, rather their involvement in family management is based on the principle of reciprocity. Their support is also limited to 30 hours per week, giving them enough time to design and discover their new home and host country.
  • An au pair contract is concluded between the host family and the au pair for the duration of the stay, which corresponds to the guidelines of the Federal Employment Agency in Germany.

Are you curious?

Then check the following points of the au pair profile and apply:

  • You are between 18 and 26 years old
  • You are interested in a new country and its culture
  • You already have knowledge of German, at least level A1
  • You enjoy spending time with children
  • You have already gained experience in childcare
  • You are not married and have no children
  • You have a certificate of good conduct
  • You have a valid passport

If you can answer yes to everything, are sociable, open-minded and curious, then I will be happy to send you the necessary forms.

As a contact person, I am there for you before, when you arrive and throughout your au pair stay.

My mediation work in a suitable host family as well as my advice and support are free of charge for you.