Au pair in Luxembourg
Pocket money, working hours, time off, etc.

Do you want to know more about your working hours, free time, pocket money and holiday allowance as well as about the language course? Here you will find information on these topics for your au pair stay in Luxembourg.

Placement period

The duration of the au pair stay should not exceed one year.


In exchange for board and lodging, you look after the host family's children and help out with every day household duties. We advise you to speak to your host family about what is expected of you. Your exact tasks should be indicated in the au pair contract. Helping out with household duties should, in no way, be the main task of the au pair stay.

Pocket money

According to Luxembourgish regulations, the amount of pocket money that you receive from the host family corresponds to one fifth of the national minimum wage, which is reviewed every year. The corresponding amount is €409 per month. This sum should be indicated in your au pair contract and must be transferred by the family into a bank account in your name. The payment is made every month no matter how long the possible period of inactivity of the au pair (for example through illness or holiday). The pocket money is not subject to taxation or social security, which applies to salaries.

Board and lodging

You receive meals, board and lodging in exchange for taking care of the children and helping out with light household tasks. As a member of the family, you will have your own bedroom.

Working hours

You will work for a maximum of 5 hours per day and 25 hours per week. Your working schedule should be arranged so that you are able to follow a language course in one of the official languages of Luxembourg or about the culture and civilisation of the country.

Free time

You must have at least three evenings, as well as one full day free per week, and two more days off per month. You may not take part in any other independent or paid work for the full duration of your stay. 

Holiday entitlement

As an au pair, you are entitled to two days of holiday per month. 

In Luxembourg, there are no official regulations with regard to public holidays for au pairs. We recommend that au pairs have a day off on public holidays. Only in exceptional cases au pairs should work on public holidays. The host family should discuss this with their au pair beforehand.

Language course

Au pairs must participate in a language course for foreigners or in a culture and civilisation course in order to be an au pair in Luxembourg. The family is responsible for the costs of the course. Language courses are offered in universities, adult education centres, as well as by other language education facilities. You can subscribe to a course for a year, a semester or a summer.

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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