The most important information for host families

On the following pages you will find out how you as a host family living in France can host an au pair.

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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 au pair's 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 we become a host family in France?

Young woman has an ideaOn this page you can check if you can become a host family in France.

Entry requirements for au pairs in France

Young woman with suitcasePlease click here to find out which steps you need to take in order to organise the placement for your future au pair, depending on whether they come from the EU or outside the EU.

Costs, working hours, time off etc. in France

Young woman with blocksThe following page provides you with information on basic conditions of the au pair programme in France (pocket money, working hours, holidays, language course, etc.)

The au pair contract, insurance, driving licence etc. in France.

Young woman in a carFind some useful information on au pair insurance and what you can do to ensure your own safety.

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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