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Au Pair Holiday

Au Pair holidays
Au Pairs usually work 25 to 35 hours per week depending on the host country and the family needs. Au Pairs also have days off and holidays during the program. In addition to these, there are also bank holidays according to the law of the host country. They need to be mentioned in the Au Pair contract as well.

We recommend to discuss the holiday period with the Au Pair as soon as possible. That way, both family and Au Pair can make the proper arrangements. In the following table you can find the number of holiday days and free days per week for each country.

 
Country Free days per week Paid holidays*
Australia 1,5 1 week in the period of 6 months or bonus payment
Austria 1 4 weeks in the period of 12 months
Belgium 1 2 weeks in the period of 12 months
Canada min. 1 2 weeks in the period of 6 months
Denmark 1 1 week in the period of 6 months
England min. 1 (1x per month a Sunday) 2 weeks in the period of 12 months
Finland min. 1 1-2 weeks in the period of 6 months
France 1,5 successive days 1 week in the period of 6 months
Germany 1-2 1 week in the period of 6 months
Ireland min. 2 successive days 1 week in the period of 6 months
Italy min. 1 (1x per month a Sunday) 2 weeks in the period of 12 months
Luxembourg 3 evenings and 1 day 2 weeks in the period of 6 months
New Zealand min. 1 (1x per month a Sunday) 2 weeks in the period of 6 months
The Netherlands 1,5 2 weeks in the period of 12 months
Norway 1,5 25 days in the period of 12 months
Sweden 1 (1xper month a Sunday) 4 weeks in the period of 12 months
Switzerland 1,5 4 weeks in the period of 12 months
Spain min. 1 (1x per month a Sunday) 2-4 weeks in the period of 12 months
Turkey 2 + 4 evenings 2 weeks in the period of 12 months
USA 1,5 + 1 weekend per month 2 weeks in the period of 12 months
 
*The table presents recommendations. All arrangements concerning holidays should always be discussed by the Au pair and the Host Family. 


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