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.

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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. 
 

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Requirements for au pairs


Here's what you need to be an au pair In Germany

EU and EFTA citizens

  • You are between 18 and 30 years old.
  • You have basic knowledge of the German language (at least level A1).
  • You are not married and have no children.
  • You can afford the trip to Germany.

Non-EU citizens

  • You are between 18 and 26 years old.
  • You have basic knowledge of the German language (at least level A1).
  • You are not married and have no children.
  • You can afford the trip to Germany.
  • You would like to work as an au pair in Germany for a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 12 months.
  • You have not yet been an au pair in Germany.

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. 

 

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Requirements for host families


Here's what you need to be a host family in Germany:

  • There is at least one child under the age of 18 living in your household.
  • At least one parent has German or EU citizenship.
  • Your au pair should take care of your children and do light housework.
  • They speak German in their daily lives.
  • You are not from the same country as the au pair.

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.

 
 
 

 


 

Ready for the next step?

We'll be happy to help you on your way. 

 
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