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Au Pair in Switzerland

Switzerland is a beautiful country, with an abundance of things to offer for anyone wishing to live and work as an Au Pair there. As the country shares its borders with Germany, France, Italy and Austria, there is a great opportunity to learn and practice multiple languages.

With part of the cost of your language lessons covered by the Host Family Au Pair in Switzerland is an ideal time to learn German while also brushing up on your French and Italian.

Au Pair in Switzerland - At a Glance

  • Age: 18-25 years old from non-EU countries or 17-30 years old from EU countries
  • Length of stay: 3-12 Months with a possible extension of a further 12 months for EU citizens
  • Working hours: 30 hours per week, for 5 days of the week
  • Holidays: 4 weeks per year minimum (there is a 5-week minimum for anyone under the age of 20)
  • Travel costs: Au Pair will be responsible for all travel costs, with possible re-compensation later by the hosts, paid in fragments
  • Insurance: the Host Family will need to close an insurance to cover you during the whole Au Pair stay. Further information under Contract and insurance.
  • Pocket money: 500 to 800 CHF net per month
  • Visa requirements: EU citizens only need a valid passport while Au Pairs from other countries will need to use a verified agency to apply for their visa

Au Pair Switzerland Check


  • I speak the language of the Host Family or have a good command of English
  • I'm between 17 and 30 years old
  • I'm healthy and I don't smoke
  • I like hanging out with children

Non-EU citizens

  • I speak the language of the Host Family or have a good command of English
  • I'm between 17 and 25 years old
  • I'm healthy and I don't smoke
  • I like hanging out with children
  • I don't have my own children

With or without an Au Pair Agency

Once you've found your host family at AuPair.com often raises the question of whether you should additionally take an agency into consideration.
Advantages of taking an Agency:
  • The agency will help you to deal with visa formalities if one needed
  • The office workers are always at your disposal to answer all your questions
  • Au Pair agencies check the Host Families
  • You can be part of the meetings that the Au Pair organizes

Costs for the Au Pair

In case a Host Family with a premium membership gets in touch with you, you do not even need to pay for your own premium membership on AuPair.com.

Additional costs
  • You have to pay the agency (in case you choose one)
  • You will need to cover visa expenses if one needed
  • You might like to buy some presents for the Host Family
  • You have to cover travel costs


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Additional Information about Au Pair in Switzerland

Au Pair duties

Au Pair main childcare tasks may include taking children to and from school or their extra curricular activities, helping them with homework ...

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Contract and insurance

Au Pair contract will be drawn up with the host family, before you arrive, to set the terms of agreement. This will include your working hours, pocket money

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Au Pair requirements

In order to become an Au Pair in Switzerland it's recommended to have a basic grasp of the language spoken in the Canton in which you will be working.

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