The au pair contract, insurance, driving licence etc.

Here you can find some information on topics such as the au pair contract, insurance, driver's license and safety.

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The au pair contract

Please note: To host an au pair, you need to contact one of the 16 US designated au pair agencies who will process many of the necessary documents. The au pair contract is signed with your au pair and the designated agency.

The page Costs, working hours, time off etc. will provide you with more information and details on the framework conditions of the au pair placement.

Termination of contract

Please ask one of the 16 US designated au pair agencies about what you should consider in case of termination and how much notice should be given to all parties. Details on the termination are usually written in the au pair contract.

Health insurance

Normally, your au pair will be insured by the agency you both pick for legal placement in the USA. You will obtain more information on the topic health insurance from your designated agency.

Driving and driver's license

Your au pair will probably drive your car. Therefore, you should clarify questions concerning liability and insurance beforehand. In this context, your designated au pair agency can help you.

Au Pairs in the USA need a valid driver's license. Your agency will also tell you if the national driver's license will suffice or if your au pair will have to present an international document. It is possible that there are different federal states will have different regulations concerning the driver's license.

Make sure that you are on the safe side

  • We strongly recommend you to discuss all important details concerning the au pair placement with your future au pair well in advance. On the following page you will find some useful questions you should ask your au pair.

  • Have you already spoken on the phone to find out if you get along well with each other? Find out what else you can do for your safety on our Security page.

  • A sound knowledge of your language will make it easier for your au pair to communicate their wants and needs from the very start. A corresponding vocabulary can be especially useful if the au pair is ill or left alone with your children, 

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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