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What is an au pair?
An au pair is a young person EU and EFTA citizens 17-30 non-EU citizens between 18 and 26 years, single and childless, who is traveling to a foreign country for a limited time to live with a host family.
During your stay, as an au pair, you will support your host family with childcare and light housework. For this you will receive pocket money and food & Lodging.
What is the Au Pair program?
We offer young women and men from 18 to 26 years of age (from EU countries 17 to 30 years of age) the opportunity to live as an au pair in German host families.
An au pair is between 18 and 26 years old and leaves their home country in order to get to know the language and culture of the host country better in Germany for a maximum of 6 to 12 months. An au pair lives with the host family and helps them with childcare and household chores to relieve the parents. In return, an au pair receives free accommodation, meals and monthly pocket money. The host family also pays for the insurance. An au pair relationship is mutual and fair coexistence. An au pair stay serves the education of young people, personal development and intercultural encounters. He pursues a social and youth policy issue.
All au pairs apply with the wish to get to know the language and culture of Germany better and yet every au pair is different. In order to find the most suitable host family possible, it is important to hire an au pair agency. You need a completed questionnaire.
However, there are other requirements for future au pairs, as an au pair stay is also subject to legal regulations. Only young people between the ages of 18 and 27 can apply to be an au pair. Good basic knowledge of the German language is required, without which communication with the host family cannot take place. Ideally, this should be evidenced by a certificate. Furthermore, a health certificate must be presented that confirms physical and mental health. Proof of the future au pair’s experience in childcare is just as important. A nice letter to the host family and friendly photos complete the application.
All au pairs are expected to help with household chores and childcare 30 hours a week. Au pairs look after the children of the host family, they supervise them, look after them, play with them, help with their homework, accompany them to activities, bring them and pick them up from school or kindergarten. They support the family with all light household chores such as tidying up the children’s room, doing the shopping, washing and ironing the laundry, etc.
In their free time, the au pairs attend a language course and pursue their hobbies. Au pairs are temporary family members. Involvement in the family’s leisure activities should be a matter of course.
Our work is free for au pairs!
- We place au pairs all over Germany.
- We arrange au pairs for girls and boys
- Our work is free for au pairs who come to Germany
- we are looking for the right host family for you
The Can Au-Pair team is at your disposal. Just contact us! We’ll help you.