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Au Pair (live-in child care) in Germany (74 views)

You will be required to take care of the host family’s children for up to 6 hours per day, for a total of 30 hours per week. An Au pair’s responsibilities depend on the age of the children in the host family and generally include:

  • Keeping the children safe at all times
  • Feeding, bathing, and playing with the children
  • Drop off / pick up children to/from  school or kindergarten or accompany them to various after-school activities
  • Light household duties (e.g. preparing children’s meals, doing children’s laundry, making the children’s beds, vacuuming the living room area and so on)

Once an applicant has handed in his/her application, an interview will be conducted (via Skype) before s/he will be put in touch with our registered and screened AuPairCare Germany host families.  

All au pair participants receive comprehensive support by our staff. 

This includes the support before program start (the actual matching process with host families & au pair visa process) as well as support during the au pair’s stay by local AuPairCare Germany representatives. The Representatives will invite the au pairs in their area to regular au pair meetings and conduct mediations between au pair and host family, if necessary. 

The program benefits are as follows:

  • AuPairCare Germanys service is free of charge for au pair participants.
  • Flexible program lengths: choose between 6 and 12 months
  • Monthly stipend of EUR 350 (EUR 260 au pair stipend plus EUR 90 for educational purposes like language classes)
  • Free board and room
  • 2 days of paid vacation per month (which comes up to 4 weeks for a 12-months stay)
  • Free flight (for 12 months commitments with the same host family)
  • Free comprehensive insurance package (illness, accident, third party liability)
  • Free local transportation pass for city of placement
  • Orientation meeting with local representative and support during your entire stay in Germany
  • Au pair Handbook and Welcome package with lots of useful information upon arrival


Be between 18 and 26 years old (due to visa requirements)

Have obtained at least a bachelor’s degree or are in the process of obtaining a bachelor’s degree 

Be experienced in looking after children; for example, babysitting, internships in pre-schools, kindergartens or in a pediatric center; as a camp counselor or after-school tutor

Be in good health and have a clean criminal record

Preferably have a valid driver’s license

Be interested in learning about the German culture and language, as well as have some basic German language skills (due to visa requirements)

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