Au pair in Germany
Answers to all the important questions of au pairs and host families regarding requirements and conditions of the au pair stay in Germany. Use these resources to research, plan and be perfectly prepared for a German au pair stay.
Pristine nature, fairy-tale castles, cities pulsing with life – in the heart of Europe, Germany offers au pairs once-in-a-lifetime adventures. At the same time, families hosting an au pair in Germany benefit from more flexibility and convenience with their daily childcare requirements and get to enjoy cultural exchange at home for the whole family.
Want to find out more? All the important information for au pairs and host families in Germany is presented here.
<i class="apw-icon-aupair"></i><span>Requirements for au pairs</span>
|Here's what you need to be an au pair In Germany||EU and EFTA citizens||Non-EU citizens|
|Your age||17 - 30 years||18 - 26 years|
|You have a basic knowledge of German (at least A1 level).|
|You are not married and have no children.|
|You can afford the trip to Germany|
|You plan to come to Germany for at least 6 months.|
|You were not already an au pair in Germany in the past|
You fulfil the requirements? Terrific! Germany is waiting for you.
You don't fulfil the requirements? Then unfortunately you cannot become an au pair in Germany.
Our tip: Think about an au pair placement in another great host country. Take a look at our Info Host Countries page to get information about au pairing in many different countries. Perhaps it would also be possible for you to come to Germany with a Working Holiday Maker Visa. Please clarify this directly with the responsible authorities.
<i class="apw-icon-family"></i><span>Requirements for host families</span>
|Here's what you need to be a host family in Germany:|
|At least one child under the age of 18 is living in your household.|
|At least one parent in the family is a German or EU citizen.|
|Your au pair should help with childcare and with light housework.|
|You speak German in your daily life.|
|You and your au pair do not have the same nationality.|
You fulfil the requirements? Then you're ready to take the next step. You can find au pairs that fit your search criteria with your EasyFind search manager. (Don't forget to check whether your au pair also fulfils the necessary requirements.)
You don't fulfil all the requirements? Unfortunately you may not use AuPairWorld for your search in this case.
Further information on au pairing in Germany
Reports from au pairs in Germany:
- Au pairing is a great opportunity: Catherine as an au pair in Münster
- Learning German as an au pair: Hellen from Kenya
- Summer au pair in Germany: Alice from England