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Host Families - Au Pair in France

Do you consider becoming a host family in France? Then you probably have a lot of questions. In the following AuPair.com is giving you the answers to the most important questions about the Au Pair program in France. 

1. Can we become a Host Family?
2. Au Pair wages and hours
3. Time off and holiday
4. Length of stay
5. Does my Au Pair need a visa?
6. Insurance
7. What should my Au Pair do /  NOT do?

1. Can we become a Host Family?

As a Host Family in France you should meet certain requirements to host an Au Pair: 

  • You have at least 1 under-age child
  • French the language spoken in your daily life
  • You can provide the Au Pair with private room
  • You are willing to pay the Au Pair about 280 € monthly 
  • Au Pair and Host Family will not have the same nationality
You will find the requirements to become an Au Pairs here.

2. Au Pair wages and hours


Au Pairs in France will earn 280 € a month.

Travelling costs will be paid by the Au Pair unless the familly offers to part or the total amount.
Please do not transfer money to the Au Pair before its arrival! If you want to pay a share of the travel costs, arrange an installment payment with the Au Pair, starting after the Au Pair's arrival.


Au Pairs in France cannot work more than 30 hours per week

3. Time off and holiday

The Au Pair will have at least 1.5 days off a week and one-week's paid holiday for 6 months.

4. Length of stay

Au Pairs can stay in France for up to 12 months

5. Does my Au Pair need a visa?

  • EU-citizens will not need a visum in order to enter France. However, they will need a work permission if they are willing to stay longer than 3 months. In order to apply for the work permit, you should help your Au Pair get registered at the DIRECCTE. Most of the documents will have to be translated into French.
  • Non-EU citizens need a visa in order to become an Au Pair in France. They will need you to sign up the contract and send it to the Au Pair in order for them to start their application at the French embassy placed in their country.
Check visa application for further information about the visa your Au Pair will need.

6. Insurance


If your Au Pair happens to be a European citizens and stay up to 3 months, they will only need to submit a European Health Insurance Card to be fully insured in France. However, it is highly recommended to close an accident and liability insurance for your Au Pair. For those staying more than 3 months, a work permit will be required in order to be entitled to the Social Security system.

Non-EU citizens

If your future Au Pair requires a visa they will also need to apply for a work permit which will allow them to be automatically registered with the Social Security and insured through the Host Family.

Pro Trip-World offers will offer your Au Pair an economic and trustworthy insurance. In order to close this insurance you will only need to fill the online form!

7. What should my Au Pair do / NOT do?

Au Pairs may have different responsabilites, but they should all be related to the children's care:

  • The Au Pair can prepare meals for the kids
  • The Au Pair can drive the kids to and from school
  • The Au Pair can keep the children's rooms tidy and clean
  • The Au Pair can help the children get ready
  • The Au Pair can babysit

Although the Au Pair program is pretty flexible, there are certain duties an Au Pair should NOT be doing:

  • The Au Pair will not clean non-shared rooms
  • The Au Pair will not take care of pets
  • The Au Pair will not cook meals for the entire family
  • The Au Pair will not have to look after someone else's children

AuPair.com cannot be held liable for any information, opinion or recommendation expressed in this website, so you are strongly advised to seek legal advice

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