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Find your perfect Au pair

Personal attention and flexible care
  • €410 euro per month
  • Screened candidates, personally selected for your family
  • Full support with visa and au pair contract
  • Full-year guidance and support
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Our au pairs

What you can expect from us


Hi! We are Lyla and Jasmijn, twinsisters and the founders of Nina.care!
We take our screening very seriously. We follow all au pair requirements including asking for a background check, legalized birth certificate, and a medical examination, and we ask each potential au pair everything about their home situation, experience with children, ambitions, and everything necessary to really get to know them. That way, we can guarantee the best match for your family.


Laws & regulation

We ensure that all administration is in order and that the au pair laws and regulations set by the government are complied with. This is a big task because the regulations are complex. In addition, we draw up the necessary contracts, check the documents provided (e.g. payslips) and submit the au pair application.

All of this gives us a big advantage, of course, because we really know our way around the big regulation jungle, which also benefits all our host families in other countries, such as Germany.


Support for au pairs and host families

Once your au pair has arrived, we ensure all au pair arrangements are made and help in applying for health insurance, setting up bank accounts, and getting settled in their new communities. We also offer regular evaluation points throughout the au pair stay to identify room for improvement and ensure everyone is happy during the year.

How it works

We search and find an Au pair especially for you
Place an Au pair request! We select an Au pair for your family based on your preferences. Get to know each other!
Detailed Au pair screening and Visa Support
We check the documents of your Au pair and help with visa application
We support you the whole year
We help you and your Au pair throughout the entire stay. Also, we provide Professional Au pair Academy with online courses and special offline events.
What does it cost to host an au pair?

One-off costs

Start search fee
Agency fee profile view
Agency contract & after-care fee
Visa fee if applicable
Flight tickets
Minimum 50%

Monthly costs

Pocket money
Health insurance
Academy incl. (pedagogic) lessons
Accommodation, meals, daily needs, etc
Language course
Travel expenses | optional
Mobile phone | optional
Rematch insurance | optional
€410 - €600 per month
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Questions of other parents

What makes you different from aupairworld.com?

We screen our candidates and will send you 3 available and responsive profiles that match your search request. No need for endless chatting, and we will provide the visum support and guidance after your au pair arrived as well!

How do you do the screening?

Our detailed screening process involves a thorough background check including police record, references and also a detailed health check (including pregnancy test). We do conduct detailed interviews with all our candidates and check also their motivation in the cultural exchange, level of childcare experience (and if they really love kids!) and their interest in the host country and language. Further, all au pairs coming to Germany need to speak at least A1 German so we naturally also test them on this. So you see, we really know who we are proposing as possible matches for all our families.

What if we are not a match with our au pair?

Our detailed screening process makes sure to minimise the risk that we have to go into a so-called rematch after your au pair arrives. In the unlikely case that you, or the au pair, find later on that they don’t wish to continue the au pair programme after they have arrived, we will help you and you the au pair through this period and find you both new matches.
If the host family has a rematch insurance, no extra costs will apply for this, otherwise you will need to calculate with a new agency for this new au pair search.

What about my privacy?

It is a big change to welcome a new member to your family. But once your au pair arrives, you will discuss the weekly schedule, expectations from you parents and will align on working hours and free time. The key word here is communication, so keep an open mind and if anything doesn’t go exactly your way, discuss it openly with your au pair.
We will also provide you with some guidelines to discuss your house rules with your au pair, which can include bathroom schedule, screen time with the kids, au pair friends visiting the house and more. Setting some ground rules from the beginning, will ensure you all can enjoy the cultural exchange to the fullest.

How do you make sure your au pairs are (childcare) experienced enough?

During our detailed screening process we also dig deep into the background and experiences of our au pairs, to understand what ages of kids they have experience with, where they gained it and how they deal with various situations. This will ensure that we can propose candidates to your family that will match your expectations and needs.

What if your agency can’t find a match for us but we already paid?

Because we trust so much in our great matching service, we are confident to offer a very flexible refund policy: if the host family cannot find a match, even after candidates have been proposed and/or interviewed and you like to stop the process, we will refund you any agency or processing fees you may have already paid. Only the search fee will be non-refundable as soon as candidates have been proposed to you, as we have already invested quite some work by then into finding your perfect match.

How long does it take until the au pair arrives at our home?

Usually the standard process takes around 2-3 months from the intake call to arrival of your au pair. In case of an au pair from the EU this can be much faster, as no visa application is needed, and equally for au pairs from non-EU countries (which are the majority of au pairs coming to Germany), this can take longer, as this depends on speed of the visa process in the local embassies in the au pair’s home country. However, based on your needs in terms of timeline we will work together to find the best option for you and your family.

What is an au pair?

An au pair is between 18-26 years old and comes from another country to partake in a rewarding cultural exchange program. They come and live at your house and help you take care of your kids and the household.


First and foremost, you should see it as a cultural exchange and as a wonderful experience for your kids. Secondly, it’s a flexible and affordable way of daycare. The best of both worlds!

What if the AP gets homesick?

Homesickness is a very natural feeling when arriving in a new country. Something you can do as a host family is make sure the au pair feels comfortable in their room. Do they need anything else to feel at home?
Going out and meeting new people can also do wonders, so give your au pair some tips for nice activities in the area.
Getting into a routine is definitely important as well, which your au pair will progressively get used to as they get familiar with their tasks. This takes a bit of time and that‘s normal, so give them some time to adjust to their new life in a new country.
We will be there as well to support your au pair with tips and suggestions of events to meet other au pairs and have a good time. Sometimes the only remedy is to take some rest and have a video call with home, which you can leave a little more space for in the beginning. But remember, discovering a new culture is always fun for the au pair, so how about planning a fun trip together for the next week-end?

What does it cost to host an au pair in Germany?

In addition to the agency fee of €950, the monthly pocket money for au pairs in Germany is €280.


The host family should also expect the following monthly costs:

  • Health insurance €39
  • Language course  €70
  • Nina.care academy with pedagogic trainings and a first aid course €35
  • Subsidy for mobile phone sim card €20 ( optional)
  • Travel supplement €60 ( optional)
  • Visum cost €75 ( if applicable)
  • Rematch insurance €45 ( optional)


An optional cost of rematch insurance of €45 monthly is also advisable.

All of our host families are also required to pay at least 50% of the flight costs for the au pair.

Where do the Nina.care au pairs come from?

Our au pairs come from all over the world! They one thing all have in common is that they love children and speak German at at least A1 level (if they want to go to Germany). Most of the au pairs also speak quite a bit of English, so communication won’t be a problem!

What are the rights that an au pair has in Germany?

Based on the thought of joining a cultural exchange, an au pair is generally entitled to free board and lodging in exchange for doing childcare and light housework. On top of this, they receive monthly pocket money, to enable them to get to know the culture of their host country.


Each country has its own au pair regulations. Here you can find a detailed overview of the rules in your country.

How long can my au pair stay?

Au pairs in Germany can stay between 6 and 12 months with a host family.

What if we already found our own match but don’t know what to do next?

In this case we can offer you our Self Match Package, which will include our full professional support from the matching point onwards.

We will include:

– Detailed screening of your self-match au pair and you as the host family
– Assistance with the visa, documents and au pair contract
– Personal coaching for the au pair’s visa process
– Full-year support for both you the host family and au pair
– Optional rematch insurance, at 45 EUR per month
– Guaranteed personalised service
– Welcome pack and networking event opportunities for the au pair

Please book a free info call with our Germany team via the link at the top of the page

What are the demands of the room the au pair is staying in?

As part of the au pair program, au pairs are entitled to all meals and housing from the host family. They must live in the same house as their host family and should have a private room with a door, window, bed, wardrobe, and desk as well as access to a bathroom. Their food and living quarters are included if they become sick or are on holiday time.

What is included in your Full Service Package?

Our standard au pair package for German host families will guide you from A-Z through the whole process, so you don’t have to worry about legislation, documents or even finding the right au pair.
Here are all the things we will include in our Full Service Package:
Personal intake call to understand your family’s needs
Searching for suitable, screened and available candidates for you
Proposing candidates that are ready-to-interview
Continuous search, if you don’t click with the first rounds of proposed candidates until we find your perfect match
Once you’re matched: Support with visa process, documents gathering, au pair contract, etc
Personal coaching for the au pair to maximum visa approval chances
Full-year support for both the host family and au pair
Support in case of uncertainties or challenges between host and au pair
Rematch insurance at 45 EUR per month additionally, to help you out in case you need a new au pair
Guaranteed personalised service
Welcome pack and networking event opportunities for the au pair
We’ve got you covered for every step along the way. To learn more, book your free-of-charge info call via the link at the top of the page

What does the au pair team at Nina.care do exactly?

We are a full-service agency, which means that we will accompany you on your au pair journey from start to finish. This means that we support you with advice and get to know your family really well so that we can suggest suitable au pair candidates for you. We help with all official things, e.g. the visa application and look after you and your au pair during the entire stay.


Learn more about being a host family for an au pair

In addition to being the manager of our au pair agency, Lydia is also a mother. In this video, she tells what you can expect from the au pair (and from us of course), what it costs to host an au pair, how long an au pair works, and what the benefits are of being a host family.