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Host Families - Au Pair in Spain

Do you consider becoming a host family in Spain? 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 Spain. 
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?

If you are thinking about hosting an Au Pair in Spain you should know theare are certain requirements you will need to fulfill: 

  • You have at least 1 under-age child
  • The Au Pair will have a separate room
  • The Au Pair will get between 210 and 280 € a month
  • You speak Spanish at home
  • You are looking for an Au Pair with a different nationality than your own
What are the requirements an Au Pair needs to fulfill to become part of your family? Find it out here.

2. Au Pair wages and hours


Au Pairs in Spain earn between 210 and 280 euro monthly, depending on the family and the Au Pair's working hours.

Travel expenses are usually paid by the Au Pair. Nevertheless, some Host Families are willing to share some of the costs once the Au Pair arrives but both family and Au Pair should discuss about it and write it down in the contract.
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 Spain are suppossed to work a maximum of 30 hours a week. 

3. Time off and holiday

The Au Pair will be entitled to a one day off per week and this day will be Sunday at least once a month. Furthermore, the Au Pair will get 4 week's paid holiday for a twelve-month period.

4. Length of stay

The lenght of an Au Pair in Spain goes from 3 up to 12 months

5. Does my Au Pair need a visa?

  • EU-citizens do not need to apply for a visa. They only need a valid passport / ID in order to work as an Au Pair in Spain. 
  • Non-EU citizens need a visa. Depending the country they are from, they can apply for a different type of visa. 
Further information about visa for Spain on visa application.

6. Insurance

  • Au Pairs staying less than 3 months in Spain will have to take your European Healthy Insurance Card with them in order to have right to medical assistance. We recommend you to hire an accident and liability insurance for your Au Pair.
  • Au Pairs staying longer than 3 months should ask their insurance company in their country if they will be covered Spain. In any case, the European Healthy Insurance Card will entitle them to medical healthcare in case of illness, accident or childbirth. It is important for you to provide your Au Pair with an accident and liability insurance in order to have a safe stay. 
Non-EU citizens
  • Au Pairs will probably need to arrange a private insurance, unless their country has closed any healthcare agreement with Spain. In case you need to get a private health insurance, the costs will be equally shared by the Host Family and the Au Pair.
Pro Trip-World offers will offer your Au Pair an economic and trustworthy insurance!

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

The main task of an Au Pair should always be childcare. In order for your family to get an idea of what an Au Pair should and should not do, AuPair.com offers you a general view.

Au Pairs should:

  • Take the children to school / kindergarden or other activities
  • Do some light housework
  • Help the kids to get dressed
  • Play with the kids
  • Prepare meals

Au Pairs should NOT:

  • Clean / keep tidy non-shared room
  • Take care of pets
  • Prepare meals for the entire family
  • Look after someone else's kids

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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