Au pair in Germany

  • Gain valuable childcare experience
  • Study something new
  • Explore Germany and Europe
  • Make lifelong friends
Interested in caring for children? Interested in Travel? If yes, this is the program for you!

Germany is a modern, wealthy and politically stable nation in the heart of Europe. More than 80 million people live in this federal democracy, and the German economy is one of the strongest in Europe. The different regions of Germany, each with their own traditions and centers such as Munich, Hamburg, Cologne or Dresden still play a vital part in German culture. Whether it’s the coastline or the Alps, the Rhineland or the Black Forest: Germany invites you to explore and enjoy its many beauties. Along the Rhine, Carnival is a big thing: once a year, for one week, everything is upside down. You definitely should not miss it!

An Au pair will:

  • Care for young children and help with minor housework in a host-family environment
  • Baby-sit as arranged with the host family, up to 3 evenings per week

In return, the au pair receives (provided by the host family):

• Their own private room with their host family and free board
• 260 Euros pocket money per month
• During an au pair stay of 12 months, you are entitled to 4 weeks of paid holidays. When you spend less than a year in Germany, you will get two working days of vacation for every full month spent as an au pair.
• The opportunity to attend a language course (family will contribute 50 Euros per month/600 Euros per year towards language course)
• A monthly ticket/pass for public transport
• Medical provided

Applicants must:

  • Be aged between 18 and 27;
  • Have some practical childcare experience
  • Have completed their secondary education (high school diploma or equivalent training)
  • Be available for 6 to 12 months
  • Have a clean criminal background

How To Apply

Along with their completed application form, the candidates should provide:

  • resume
  • at least two childcare references
  • medical note
  • clean criminal check
  • educational diploma or certificate
  • photo of self with children and family
  • a dear ‘host family’ letter
Neuchwanstein Castle, Germany