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Au Pair in Germany


Do you want to be an au pair in Germany? Do you want to be an au pair in Germany? Read more about how to find the right host family in Germany and how to apply for a job as au pair in Germany.

Au pair in Germany

Working as an  au pair in Germany offers you many advantages . The most important thing for you as an au pair in Germany is to learn the German language and to get to know German culture.

Germany is a great country for au pairs! It has a very good infrastructure, everything is well organized, and you will find many benefits. Your work schedule , free time and your duties as au pair are strictly regulated. Should you have any difficulties as an au pair in Germany , there are many au pair help centers that you can contact.

There, you will find help immediately. Additionally, as an   au pair in Germany  , you will find a large selection of   language schools and language courses that will help you to learn or improve your German. 

Requirements for an au pair in Germany

Duration of the au pair stay in Germany

  • 6 – 12 months

Age of the au pair in Germany

  • 18 – 30 years

Work hours per week for an au pair

  • A maximum of  30 hours including babysitting at night
Pocket money for an au pair
  • At least  65 euros per week  or 260 euros per month

Health insurance for an au pair

The German host family has to pay for your au pair  health insurance  and all the related costs.

Driver’s licence

Is not necessary, but if you have a driver’s license, it will improve your chances of finding a host family.

Costs of the au pair stay in Germany

  • German course  and language test at a Goethe institute in your country (not required for citizens of the EU);
  • possibly an agency fee;
  • travel expenses. read more!

Language requirements for an au pair in Germany

Basic knowledge of  German . If you are not a citizen of the European Union you have to certify your level by taking a language test at a Goethe institute in your country.
Citizens of the European Union don’t need to certify their  language level . If you are interested in a first estimate of your German level, you can test your language skills online: http://www.sprachtest.de/  

Information about Germany for au pairs

Population in Germany:

  • 81,831 million (Date: 09/01/11);

Surface Germany:

  • 357,022 km2;

German capital:

  • Berlin;

Official language in Germany:


Currency in Germany:


  • EU Membership:

    • Member since 1957
    • Climate in Germany:
    moderate climate; Germany is located between the maritime climate of Western Europe and the continental climate in Eastern Europe.

Big cities in Germany

It is very popular among au pairs to stay in the big cities in Germany or in the suburbs.

Here, you can find more  information  about the different cities and regions in Germany:

  • Munich;
  • Berlin;
  • Hamburg;
  • Dortmund;
  • Stuttgart;
  • meals
  • Dusseldorf;
  • Bremen;
  • Hanover;
  • Duisburg;
  • Nuernberg.