The most important information for au pairs



Important information about the French au pair program:

Some major changes concerning the au pair regulations in France have recently been implemented. Unfortunately, the French authorities have not yet updated their public information sources to reflect these changes.

We are currently in touch with the au pair authorities in France to get detailed (and official) information about the new procedures that host families and au pairs need to follow. If you currently have any question related to the required formalities, we recommend that you contact the local authorities in France directly (such as the "Service Public Français" and the prefecture) or the respective French Embassy in your home country.

We will be updating our information on the French au pair program as soon as we have been able to obtain the necessary information from official sources in France.

Can I become an au pair in France?

Do our Quick Check to find out if you can work as an au pair in FranceHere you can check if you fulfil the requirements (e.g. age, nationality, etc.) needed in order to become an au pair in France.

How do I become an au pair in France?

Prepare your stay following our step-by-step guideFind out which formalities need to be proceeded in order to organize your placement (which documents are needed, etc.).

Pocket money, working hours, time off etc. in France

Find out more about the practical aspects of au pairing What kind of support does your host family expect from you? How many holidays are you entitled to? Who pays your language course? Here you can find these and many other details about the au pair placement in France.

Don't forget: the au pair contract, insurance etc. in France

Do not forget to sign an au pair contract and to have a valid insuranceFind out if you need to sign a contract with your host family and if you will be covered by insurance in France. This page provides useful information on the driving licence and your safety abroad.

Frequently asked questions on the au pair stay in France

Three children staring at the Eiffel TowerFind out the questions other au pairs have concerning the au pair stay in France.

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.

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