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Au Pair Country Requirements- Where should you go on your au pair journey?

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Date: 30 November 2023
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About the Author: Holland is the education and development specialist at Nina.care and loves making content for our au pairs to feel supported throughout their cultural exchange journeys. She studied cultural immersion education and was even an au pair herself, so she is very happy to share her knowledge and advice for aspiring young people who want to see the world!
Contact: hollandpage@nina.care

Do you want to experience the culture of a new country? Do you enjoy spending time with children? Do you like to help out around the house? Do you want to travel and meet new friends from all over the world? Not sure where you want to go yet?

Then come join us and start the adventure of a lifetime as an au pair with Nina.care! We are an international au pair agency with experience helping young people like you to live out their dreams. As an agency, we support you in the matching and visa processes and throughout your stay once you are on the ground in your host country.

It can be hard to decide which country is best for you to au pair in – there are so many to choose from! Don’t worry, we will guide you every step of the way to ensure you will have an unforgettable experience. Read on to learn about the basic requirements to become an au pair in the countries we are active in.

The Netherlands

The Netherlands beckons as an enchanting destination for au pairs, boasting picturesque landscapes and bicycle-friendly cities that provide a perfect backdrop for cultural immersion. The country’s rich tapestry of traditions, festivals, and welcoming locals creates an atmosphere that encourages personal growth.

Here is an overview of the basic requirements to become an au pair in the Netherlands:

two au pairs in the netherlands pose together in wooden shoes during a visit to the old dutch village of zaanse schans.
Age18-25 years old
AdditionalUnmarried, no children
Duration6-12 months
Pocket money€340 per month
Hours30 hours/week, 8 hours/day, 2 days off/week
Costs for au pairDocument gathering and usually 50% of flight costs

For more information, see all the rules for the au pair program in the Netherlands. Want to work here straight away? Find au pair jobs in the Netherlands.


The United Kingdom

The United Kingdom unfolds as an enticing destination, where au pairs can immerse themselves in a dynamic fusion of diverse cultures. From iconic landmarks to a vibrant arts scene, the UK promises an exciting and cosmopolitan experience for those seeking personal enrichment.

Here is an overview of the basic requirements to become an au pair in the United Kingdom:

Age18-30 years old
AdditionalUnmarried, no children
Duration6-24 months depending on visa
Pocket money£480 minimum per month
Hours30-35 hours/week, 2 days off/week
Costs for au pair£2.530 in savings, visa costs, and travel tickets

Learn more about all the rules and regulations for the au pair program in the UK. Ready to become an au pair? Find au pair jobs in the UK.


Germany

In Germany, au pairs can experience a harmonious blend of tradition and modernity. The efficiency for which Germany is renowned coexists seamlessly with the nation’s historic charm, offering au pairs a unique opportunity to explore a society that values both innovation and cultural heritage.

Here is an overview of the basic requirements to become an au pair in Germany:

Age18-26 years old
AdditionalNo children, A1 German language certificate
Duration6-12 months
Pocket money€280 minimum per month
Hours30 hours/week, 6 hours/day, 1.5 days off/week
Costs for au pairFlight costs

Have more questions? Read about all the regulations for the au pair program in Germany. Ready to start your adventure? Find au pair jobs in Germany.


China

In China, au pairs embark on a journey that witnesses the juxtaposition of ancient traditions and rapid modernization. Against the backdrop of breathtaking landscapes, individuals have the chance to explore a nation that seamlessly integrates its rich history with the pulse of its bustling, contemporary cities.

Here is an overview of the basic requirements to become an au pair in China:

Age18-29 years old
AdditionalSchool diploma
Duration3-12 months
Pocket money¥1500 minimum per month
Hours25-30 hours/week, 6 hours/day, 1.5 days off/week
Costs for au pairFlight tickets and application costs

Check out all the regulations for the au pair program in China. Excited to start exploring China? Find au pair jobs in China.


The United States

The United States offers au pairs an adventure of a lifetime within its vast and diverse landscapes. From the cultural melting pots of its cities to the warm hospitality of its people, the U.S. provides an unparalleled opportunity for personal growth and exploration.

Here is an overview of the basic requirements to become an au pair in the United States:

Age18-26 years old
Additional1,200 child care hours, driver’s license, school diploma
Duration12-24 months
Pocket money$195 minimum per month
Hours45 hours/week, 10 hours/day, 1.5 days off/week
Costs for au pairApplication costs and return tickets if program finishes early

For more information, see all the rules and regulations for the au pair program in the US. Want to learn more about how to start your adventure? Find au pair jobs in the US.


Belgium

Belgium beckons au pairs with its enchanting blend of medieval charm and modern allure. Nestled at the crossroads of European history, this small yet diverse country offers a rich cultural tapestry and warm hospitality, providing au pairs with a unique and memorable experience.

Here is an overview of the basic requirements to become an au pair in Belgium:

Age18-25 years old
AdditionalSchool diploma
Duration3-12 months
Pocket money€450 minimum per month
Hours20 hours/week, 4 hours/day, 1 day off/week
Costs for au pairFlight tickets and application costs

Learn more about all the rules and regulations for the au pair program in Belgium. Want to start your journey now? Find au pair jobs in Belgium.


Ready to start your au pair journey? Register today, and we will help you every step of the way!