What requirements should you fulfill if you want to be an au pair? Are there international standards for becoming an au pair?
Read more about requirements for au pair here.
If you are interested in an au pair stay, you have to meet certain basic requirements. One of these requirements concerns your age, as you have to be at least 18 years old to become an au pair. In some countries, however, there are exceptions, such as in England. Here you can already start your au pair stay at the age of 17.
On top of that there is a maximum age which must not be exceeded for the conventional au pair stay; usually this age lies between 26 and 30 years. Since an au pair has to stay in the host country for quite a long time, you should have no obligations like a spouse or children.
In addition you should already have experience in dealing with children, for example, babysitting or younger siblings. While choosing your host country, you should also be aware that you must have an adequate knowledge of the host country’s language.
To avoid problems on your arrival in your desired host country, you should make sure that your passport is valid beyond your planned return date. As an au pair you have to be in good health (physical and mental) which you have to certify with a health certificate from a doctor. In some cases, you may even have to submit a certificate of good conduct.