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.

Aerial shot of Berlin at dusk

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>
    Requirements for au pairs
    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
    Your duration of stay No limitation 6 to 12 months
    You have already been an au pair in Germany in the past No limitation

    You fulfil all 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. Check now in which countries you can become an au pair. 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. 

    Requirements for host families
    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.




    How to become an au pair in Germany

    As an experienced au pair, Angela has compiled in a video some tips and the whole process to become an au pair in Germany.




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