Au Pairs in Germany will not only improve their language skills but also discover a multicultural society and interesting traditions through their Host Family. During this time, they will also have some responsibilities, mostly related to the host kids.
Au Pairs in Germany work 30 hours per week (including babysitting) with a maximum of 6 hours daily. According to the Bundesagentur für Arbeit (German Employment Agency), Au Pairs should have at least 4 evenings and 1,5 complete days free.
Please consider that Au Pairs from Non-European Union (EU) member states are not allowed to have other jobs during their stay in Germany.
Germany’s official Au Pair program establishes 280 euros as the monthly salary. The Host Family must also contribute to the Au Pair's language course for a total of 840 euros per year (12x70€). Families can choose to pay this amount to the Au Pair monthly (70 euros per month for the whole duration of the program) or all at once. In some cases, this will cover the complete cost but in other cases the Au Pair will have to pay the rest. Here you can find the information sheet of the Federal Employment Agency on Au Pairs. The subsidy of 70 euros per month does not apply to Au Pairs who signed the Au Pair contract before 01.05.2023.
In Germany, Au Pairs will have at least at least 1,5 free days per week and 4 free evenings. At least one Sunday per month must also be free. German regulations establish that Au Pairs in a one year stay will have four weeks of holidays. If the stay is shorter, they will have two days in a working month.
Au Pairs in Germany have the chance to attend a language course to improve their German skills. Host Families pay 70 euros for the course fees. Sometimes 70 euros are enough to cover the costs but in other cases the Au Pair must pay the rest of the fee. Travel costs to and from the language school are paid by the host families.
The Au Pair should register at the foreign office (Ausländerbehörde) as soon as possible once in Germany
The Family must contact the responsible foreign office in case of any doubts regarding local regulations