Hosting an au pair – What's really involved?
A young person (typically aged between 18 and 30) from a foreign country joins your family and is integrated as a full-fledged member of the family team for a defined period of time (usually from 3 - 12 months). The au pair helps with childcare and family tasks while learning the language of the host country and benefiting from cultural exchange.
- Outstanding childcare flexibility
- New cultural horizons for the whole family
- Simple and economical
How much does it cost to host an au pair?
An au pair receives free board and lodging in your home as a fully integrated family member with his or her own room. In addition, au pairs receive a customary amount of pocket money that varies from country to country and is typically between 260 and 450 EUR per month (approximate figures). Detailed information on these and other au pairing costs in specific countries can be found in our section Info Host Countries.
These are standard cost factors to have in mind:
- Room and board in your home
- Weekly au pair pocket money
- Possible contributions to language course
- Au pair insurance
- Possible contributions to local transport costs
- Premium Membership at AuPairWorld
Interested? You can register for free and have an immediate overview of available au pairs who meet your requirements using AuPairWorld's "EasyFind" search tool. The AuPairWorld Messaging System then lets you contact these au pairs directly and get to know them personally (with a Premium Membership starting as low as 39.90 EUR).
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What host families have to say about AuPairWorld
"I would like to say how positive my experience has been with AuPairWorld. After less than a week as a Premium Member, I have found the perfect au pair for our needs. The website is easy to use, with all the necessary information..."
Family Philippa from United Kingdom
"Thank you, this is a great service you provide I am sure we will be in need of another au pair and we will definitely use your services, it was easy and effective to get the right person for our family."
Family Deborah from Australia
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