Host family costs for an au pair
The following approximate monthly costs are to be expected for an au pair. Of course, the costs are partly dependent on one’s own lifestyle. Nevertheless, you should be aware that, with an au pair, you are paying for more than just the monthly pocket. It is another adult living in your home, who might get sick or goes on vacation.
- Monthly costs (approximately)
Fees for a self-found au pair
If you have found an au pair without our help, for example through a portal like aupair.com, we will gladly take care of the entry formalities for you. We arrange the contract, visa procedures and all other formalities. This fee is due immediately, after you have placed your order with us in writing.
Once arrived in Germany, we will of course take care of your au pair as long as he/she is under contract with you.
It does not always work out with the self-found au pair. Should you part with your self-found au pair prematurely, we will gladly find a new au pair for you. Of course we will also try to find a new host family for your au pair. However, in such cases we unfortunately cannot refund the mentioned fees.
Fees for a "full service" match
Our core business is the placement of au pairs as part of a “full service”. This means that we assist you in the selection of a suitable au pair. Once you have decided on an au pair, we will prepare the necessary documents, explain to you which official procedures are pending and remind you to take care of the extension of the au pair visa.
Once your au pair arrived in Germany, we will support your au pair for as long as the au pair is under contract with you.
Communication is our strength! Of course, we cannot fulfill every wish, but we will try to find a suitable solution for you. It is important for us that the expectations on the part of the host family as well as the au pair are realistic. Through intensive contact with our host families and the au pairs, we try to counteract problems and clear up misunderstandings.
Other costs for an au pair
Postage costs, should original documents from the embassy be required, are to be paid by the host family. These should be sent with DHL Express, otherwise they will not arrive and tracking abroad is not possible. Here you have to calculate with about 50€ to 75€.
Costs for prolonging the visa in Germany
The host family has to pay half of the costs for prolonging the au pair visa in Germany. Please calculate with one-time costs of between 50€ to 150€ for the extension of the residence permit in Germany. These vary depending on the municipality.
Further costs of everyday life
Of course, the au pair also takes part in family life. If you go out for dinner, to the zoo, to the cinema or to the amusement park, you should usually offer your au pair to come along. In this case, you as the host family will also bear all costs incurred.
Also, costs incurred due to breakage are paid for by the host family. Typically au pairs are careful when they move around the house, but accidents do happen and things get broken. The liability insurance included in the health insurance package for au pairs will cover property damages to the host family’s immovable property or to rented property. It will not cover costs to furniture or electronic equipment.