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Au Pair in Spain


Au pair stay in Spain? Do you want to be an au pair in Spain?

Read on for more information and many useful tips for your au pair stay in Spain.

Find out more about an au pair stay in Spain!

Spain as Au Pair Destination

The country of Spain is on the Iberian Peninsula in the southwest of Europe. Since Spain doesn’t have a regulated au pair program, any citizen from the European Union, one of the EFTA countries, or from certain other countries can work as an au pair in Spain.

You can discover many different, beautiful places in Spain, such as the capital Madrid – the Spanish New York City that never sleeps – or you can enjoy the sun in the south of Spain or on the coast of one of the many Spanish islands, such as Majorca.

As an au pair in Spain, you will become part of a new family and your stay will be unforgettable.

Are you interested in an au pair stay in Spain?

Requirements for an au pair to stay in Spain

    • not married and without children
    • between 18 and 30 years old
    • approval of certificate of good conduct
    • clean criminal record
    • valid ID or visa
    • speaking some Spanish can be an advantage
    • having a driver’s license can be an advantage

Au Pair Working Hours in Spain

    • In Spain, there are no laws regulating the  au pair working hours.  Therefore, your working schedule will be arranged individually with your host family. If you work more hours, you also earn more money. The usual working hours for au pairs in Spain are between 30 and 35 hours per week .
      • Free time : one day per week (at least once a month this day has to be a Sunday)
      • Vacation : 4 weeks per year

Au pair salary in Spain

    • Au pairs  earn  a salary of  50-70 euros a week  (pocket money per month: 200 – 280 euros).

Duration of the Au Pair Stay in Spain

    • 3-12 months

Health Insurance in Spain

As a citizen of the EU, you should have a European  health insurance  card that is valid in all of Europe. Check anyway to see what type of health insurance or accident insurance you need in Spain.  

Au pair expenses in Spain

Apart from your au pair salary, you also receive free accommodation and food – even in case of illness or if you are on vacation.

Travel Expenses: You have to pay for travel expenses yourself.

Au Pair Entry Regulations in Spain

    • If you want to travel to Spain from another country of the European Union you need a valid  ID or passport . These documents have to be valid until the end of your au pair stay in Spain. You are responsible for the organization of your trip.

Language classes in Spain

    • Au pairs in Spain must have the possibility of taking  Spanish classes.  Usually, the host family gives you 2 to 4 days a week in which you can attend a Spanish course.Piece of advice : Ask your host family if they can help you find a Spanish course in your area.

Information about Spain for your Au Pair Stay

Official Language:  Spanish (regional: Aragonese, Asturian, Basque, Catalan, Galician) Capital : Madrid Form of Government : parliamentary hereditary monarchy Surface : 504,645 km² Population : 47,212,990 (2012) Currency : Euro Time Zone : UTC+1, UTC +2 (March to October), UTC (Canary Islands), UTC+1 (Canary Islands – March to October) Emergency Numbers :

  • general emergency: 112
  • fire department: 085
  • Guardia Civil (police): 062

Popular Au Pair Cities in Spain

    • Madrid
    • Barcelona
    • Valencia
    • Seville
    • Zaragoza
    • Málaga
    • Murcia
    • Palma
    • Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
    • Bilbao