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Au Pair in France: salary, working hours, holidays, etc.

We provide you with the most important information about the following issues in this article:

Au Pair salary France
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

Working hours for Au Pairs in France might vary according to the family’s needs but should not be more than 30 hours per week. A family needs to develop a working schedule in a way that the participant can get a possibility 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. 
 

Pocket money

France does not set an official salary for Au Pairs, however, the program recommends 80 Euros per week (320 euros per month).
 

Time off and holidays

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.

 

Language course

Au Pairs in France must attend a language course for at least three months. The Host Family can help the Au Pair with the course expenses if they decide to, but they are not obligated. 

What else?

  • The Au Pair should register at the foreign office during the first weeks of his/her arrival in France.
  • The Family must contact the responsible foreign office in case of any doubts regarding local regulations.


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