The Au Pair program in France will help the participants to improve their language skills and enjoy a great time discovering the culture, while the families receive an affordable childcare option with an international component. Of course both the family and the Au Pair need to keep in mind: they have certain responsibilities and need to stick to regulations.
Working hours for Au Pairs in France might vary according to the family’s needs but should not be more than 5 hours per day and 30 hours per week, for Au Pairs from an EU country. Au Pairs from a non-EU country can’t work more than 25 hours per week, babysitting included. Host Families need to plan their Au Pair's working schedule in a way that the participant is able to attend a language course and enjoy their free time.
Keep in mind that Au Pairs from countries not belonging to the European Union (EU) are not allowed to work in France outside the Au Pair program.
Au Pairs in France should have at least one and a half free days per week. The Au Pair program does not provide official information regarding the holiday entitlement. However, we recommend at least one free week per six months stay.