Au pair stay in Switzerland

For au pairs headed to Switzerland or for host family in the country, you can find everything you need to know to get ready for an au pair stay in Switzerland on these pages. Use these resources to research, plan and be perfectly prepared for a Swiss au pair stay.

Morschach, Schweiz

Switzerland is the perfect host country for everyone who wants a wide spectrum of languages all in one country. The official languages there are Italian, French and German. Host families in Switzerland get all the benefits that come with extra help for daily childcare and household chores plus the special experience of intercultural sharing in the family.

Interested? For your next step, check on the requirements for au pairs and host families below:

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Requirements for au pairs

Here's what you need to be an au pair in Switzerland:

  • You are between 17 and 25 years old (and up to 30 years old for EU and EFTA citizens).
  • Your native language is not the same as that spoken by the family and is different from the main language of the specific region of Switzerland.
  • You are unmarried and have no children.
  • You are willing to participate in a language course your stay in Switzerland. 

You fulfil all the requirements? That's great! Switzerland is waiting for you. Find out more about entry requirements and other conditions on the pages below. 

ou don't fulfil all the requirements? Then unfortunately you cannot be an au pair in Switzerland. But don't give up. There are lots of other countries to consider. Check now in which countries you can become an au pair.


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Requirements for host families

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

  • At least one child in your household is of school age or younger. 
  • You have either Swiss citizenship, a C permit (for "settled foreign nationals") or a B EU/EFTA permit (for "resident foreign nationals").
  • Your au pair should help with childcare and light housework in your home. 
  • You have very good knowledge of the language spoken in your region of Switzerland. 
  • You of a different nationality and speak a different language from that of your au pair.
  • At least one of the parents is predominantly at home and can support the au pair during at least half of their working hours.
  • You are prepared make time for your au pair time to attend a language course and will you cover the costs of the course.

Do you fulfil all the requirements? Perfect, then you can get started planning an au pair stay. Make sure that your au pair candidates also fulfil the necessary requirements.

You don't fulfil all the requirements? Then unfortunately you cannot use AuPairWorld for your au pair search.


Ready for the next step?

AuPairWorld offers comprehensive information about au pairing to host families and au pairs around the world. We give au pairs and families the possibility to contact each other. We do not make any placements. According to Swiss law, au pair placements require the involvement of a SECO-approved agency such as our partner Wind Connections. AuPairWorld itself is not a SECO-approved agency.



We are continually researching and updating our host country information, but cannot guarantee that all material provided is complete and correct. If you notice gaps or inaccuracies, we would like to hear from you.