Au Pair in Germany

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Au Pair in Germany
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Au Pair in Germany
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Being an au pair in Germany is different from any other experience that you will ever have. It combines your love for children with cultural exchange, traveling, learning and friendship. As an au pair you will enjoy a monthly stipend worth with accommodation (private room) and meals, and you get the opportunity to travel to Germany and the European Union and meet new friends from around the world. By learning a new language, you can improve your career prospects and enjoy the opportunity to study in Germany later.
Depending on how quickly you pick up the language a popular option is also to become an au pair in Austria after your year in Germany. Obtaining a visa to seamlessly move from one country to the other is not a problem. This gives you the opportunity to really work on your German language skills.

Further information is provided by the German employment agency: working as an au pair in German families.

General conditions

An Au Pair in Germany gets the following benefits:

  • Monthly pocket money of 280€
  • Monthly grant of 70€ towards the language course
  • Transportation to and from the language course
  • Health, Travel and accident insurance for the duration of your stay
  • Your own room
  • 1 free day a week
  • 2 days paid holiday per month
  • Entrance fees are paid by the family when you go on excursions together
  • Dinners in restaurants are paid by the family when you go out for dinner together

What your host family won’t pay

Your host family does not have to pay for the following:

  • More than 70€ per month for the language course
  • Transportation into town on your free day
  • Cigarettes, alcohol, sweets
  • Personal items like shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, shavers, etc.
  • Memberships for sport clubs
  • Medication which is not prescribes by the doctor
  • Books for the language course
  • Appointments at the hair dresser
  • Food and drink you buy when out on your own
  • Your flight to Germany and back home

Your Duties

An Au Pair in Germany works 30 hours a week and has the following duties:

  • Assistance in household tasks for up to 15 hours a week, which include
    • Loading and unloading the dishwasher
    • Tidying up the kitchen and wiping the kitchen counters
    • Vacuuming and mopping the living room, kitchen and hallway
    • Doing the laundry of the entire family
    • Ironing the laundry of the entire family
    • Going grocery shopping and running errands, like going to the post office of dry cleaner
    • Preparing meals
    • Tidying up the children’s room and play areas
  • 15 hours a week or more may caring for children, including
    • Bringing the kids to kindergarden and school and picking them up
    • Accompanying the kids to afternoon activities
    • Cooking food for the children and eating meals with them
    • Babysitting in the evening
    • Playing with children, reading to them, helping with homework, going to the playground, going to the swimming pool, riding bicycles, playing in the garden, painting, doing crafts, puzzles, building with lego, playing with dolls
    • Changing the kids, washing them, brushing their teeth and hair
    • Changing diapers, feeding babies, putting them to sleep, going for walks with the pram
  • In your own time
    • Setting the table and clearing the table after meals (this is part of being a family member)
    • Helping on Birthdays, Christenings, and other family events
    • Cleaning your own room and bathroom (also if shared with other family members)

Requirements for becoming an au pair in Germany

If you wish to become an au pair in Germany, you will need to fulfil the following requirements:

  • non EU countries
    • age limit: 18 to 26 years old
    • at least German language A1 skills
    • no children of your own
    • chilcare experience
    • stay for between 6 and 12 months
  • EU countries
    • age limit: 18 to 29 years old
  • enough money to cover the flight to and from Germany and the first month in Germany

Required documents

We will need the following documents from you for a successful placement:

  • Au Pair form
  • A letter to the prospective host family
  • A medical certificate
  • A childcare reference
  • Pictures of you and your family, if possible in form of a presentation
  • Certificate from a German course (A1 certificate)
  • A copy of your driver’s license, if you have one