The au pair contract should be signed by both the au pair and the host family before the au pair stay begins. This document should include the specific conditions of the planned au pair stay, including details on the duration of stay, working hours, holiday entitlement, lodging arrangements, language course financed by the family, pocket money, etc.
Three copies of the completed and signed contract should be prepared: one for the host family, one for the au pair and, finally, one should be given to the National Youth Service. The contract can only be validated once the National Youth Service has accepted the au pair's application (demande d'approbation) and the family's application as a host family (l'agrément comme famille d'accueil). Information on all of the necessary formalities for obtaining approval is available on our page Entry requirements and visa for Luxembourg.
Termination of the au pair contract
According to Luxembourgish regulations, the notice period should be at least one month. In serious circumstances, the termination of the contract can be effective immediately, that is to say, without a notice period.
The party that wants to terminate the contract must inform the other party in writing and send a copy of this to the Nation Youth Service. If it is the family who wants to end the contract, they must, before making the decision, meet with the au pair, explain their reasons for the planned decision and listen to the au pair's response. It is also possible to have a representative of the National Youth Service present during this meeting as a mediator, as long as they are informed far enough in advance of their desired participation. It is only possible to change host families once and is only possible if the total duration of the stay does not exceed a period of one year.