You want to be an au pair in Germany? 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.



  • age for au pairs: 18-30 years old
  • no children and not married
  • good health
  • if possible, driver's license, class B
  • child care experience


Au Pair in Germany

deutschland aupairWorking 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.


Duration, Work hours, Insurance, ...

  • Duration of the au pair stay in Germany: 6 - 12 months.
  • 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 Euro per week or 260 Euro 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 to find 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.


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: 81.831 million (01.09.11) 
Surface: 357.022 km2
German capital:  Berlin
Official language:  German
Currency:  Euro
EU membership: Member since 1957
Climate: 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 in Germany:

  • Berlin
  • Bremen
  • Dortmund
  • Duisburg
  • Düsseldorf
  • Essen
  • Hamburg
  • Hannover
  • Munich
  • Nürnberg
  • Stuttgart


More information about "Au Pair in Berlin" here!