The au pair contract (officially called "convention d'accueil au pair") should be signed by both the au pair and the host family before the au pair stay begins. This document, which can be downloaded from our page au pair contract, should include the precise conditions of the au pair stay with the host family, 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 aupair 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
The au pair contract is signed for the whole planned duration of the stay. However, it is possible to terminate the contract, for example if the au pair and the family don't get along with each other. 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 required participation. It is only possible to change host families once and is only possible if the total duration of your stay does not exceed a total of one year.