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Regelungen für das Au Pair Programm in Deutschland

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Find an au pair job in Germany and see yourself stading in one of the beautiful villages like this girl in her white dress. Conditions to au pair in Germany

Au Pair Informationen für Deutschland

Taschengeld und andere Kosten

Das monatliche Taschengeld für Au-pairs in Deutschland beträgt 280 €.


Darüber hinaus muss die Gastfamilie mit folgenden monatlichen Kosten rechnen:

  • Krankenversicherung 39 €
  • Sprachkurs 70 €
  • Nina.care Akademie mit pädagogischen Schulungen und einem Erste-Hilfe-Kurs 35 €
  • Zuschuss für Handy-SIM-Karte 20 €
  • Reisekostenzuschlag 60 €

Empfehlenswert ist auch der optionale Abschluss einer Rückkampfversicherung in Höhe von 45 € monatlich.

Alle unsere Gastfamilien sind außerdem verpflichtet, mindestens 50 % der Flugkosten für das Au-pair zu übernehmen.



Au pairs in Germany are allowed to work a maximum of 30 hours per week. Overtime is only permitted if agreed upon in advance and should be paid as additional vacation time and not as extra pocket money.


Au pairs in Germany are entitled to 4 weeks of vacation for a 12-month stay, which, for shorter stays, should be paid with 2 days off per month.


There should be at least 1.5 full days off per week (at least once a month these should fall on a Sunday) and also 4 evenings.


Au pairs in Germany are also entitled to days off on public holidays. This time cannot be counted towards the vacation time you receive as an au pair.

Dauer des Au-Pair-Aufenthalts

Au pairs in Germany can stay between 6 and 12 months, depending on what they have agreed with their host family. You cannot extend your stay as an au pair beyond the first 12 months.


After the au pair year, however, there are various opportunities to continue the cultural exchange in Germany, such as: B. with vocational training, through a free social year (FSJ) or by studying at university.


Au pairs should attend a German course during their stay. The host family should contribute €70 per month or a total of €840 per year towards the Au Pair’s course. The au pair is responsible for the remaining costs.


The host family must also bear the transport costs to the language course.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

As part of the Au Pair program, Au Pairs are entitled to all meals and accommodation with the host family. You must live in the same house as your host family and should have your own room with a door, window, bed, wardrobe and desk, as well as access to a bathroom.


The room should be lockable and heated. Food and lodging are still included if you become ill or go on vacation.


During working hours, the au pair is primarily responsible for child care. These include, for example: B. Meal preparation, planning activities and school drop-off and pick-up. Au pairs are not allowed to work at night.


In addition, they can also take on light tasks around the house, especially those that have to do with children, such as: E.g. washing dishes, tidying up toys or taking care of the children’s laundry. Heavy household work such as B. Scrubbing bathrooms or cleaning windows are not permitted.


Au pairs who have a driving license from their home country can drive with an international driving license or an official translation for the first 6 months of their au pair stay. Host families can apply for an extension to the full 12 months if they can prove that the au pair’s stay in Germany is a maximum of 12 months.


Au pairs from the EU are allowed to drive as an au pair throughout their stay as long as their driving license has not expired.


Au pairs in Germany must take out insurance for illness, pregnancy or accidents. It is the responsibility of the host family to pay for this insurance for the duration of the au pair’s stay.

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