The au pair contract regulates the various rights and duties of the au pair and the host family. It must be signed by both parties and this should be done before the au pair leaves her or his home country and travels to France.
Terminating an au pair contract
The au pair contract in France is concluded for the entire duration of the au pair placement. However, it is possible to terminate the contract at any time during this period. In accordance with the European Agreement on the Au Pair Placement, both contracting parties should observe a two weeks' notice period in taking such a step. This gives the au pair sufficient time to search for a new host family or to organise a trip back home. In serious cases, it is possible to terminate the contract with immediate effect.