Becoming an Au Pair in Germany is an affordable international educational experience that will enhance your resume through practical experience. And when you return home, imagine the kind of job you can get when you list this experience.
- $789 flat fee for 6 to 12 months.
- Pay a $350 deposit, then a final amount of $439 after you approve the match.
- Take care of the children during scheduled hours.
- Help the children with their homework and assist in keeping children’s rooms and play areas clean.
- Prepare snacks and meals for the children and drop them off or pick them up from school or activities.
- Keep your private bedroom tidy.
- Don't keep late hours that will disturb your host family without their permission.
- You will obtain your visa and work papers once you arrive in Germany.
- Be between the ages of 18 and 26. (Female Au Pairs are placed quickly, while male Au Pairs can take a bit longer to be placed.)
- Have previous childcare/babysitting experience with references and a genuine love of children.
- Commit to a minimum of 6 months as an au pair in Germany.
- Provide a medical statement and a background check.
- Be interviewed by phone or Zoom to be accepted by the family.
- Hold a Passport from the United States, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand.
- Have basic skills in German and be motivated to achieve a higher fluency. (An A-1 level of German is required.)
What You Will Earn
- Au Pairs in Germany earn a monthly stipend of €370 (Euros) per month for approximately 30 hours per week of babysitting. You also receive a private room and all of your meals.
- Agree to a 12-month agreement and the family will pay your airfare to Germany.
- Stay with the same family for that 12-months and the family will pay for your airfare home.
- Local reps will visit and will arrange for au pair meet-ups, so you can have an active social life in Germany.
- If you stay in Germany 12 months you will have made more than the fee just after a month. You could then have earned more than $4000 in your pocket.
- Usually, au pairs are provided 1.5 days off per week. And at least once per month, it's on a weekend.
Before your arrival in Germany, you will receive a timetable with duties and working days/hours, so you know exactly the working time. The family must respect your time off. Should the family require you to work outside the usual working hours this must be agreed by both sides and any extra hours worked must be paid.
- Public transportation ticket that allows them to use trains, busses, and trams all over Germany for free.
- Personalized placement with a carefully screened host family. In other words, a place to call home in Germany.
- Your international flights IF you commit to a 12-month stay. The flight to Germany is paid for by the host family. If you stay the full 12 months, the return flight is then also paid for by the host family.
- A private room and full board. In addition to your monthly stipend, you're getting your room and board free.
- Local support in Germany, 24/7.
- Pre-departure materials.
- A monthly ticket for public transport or the possibility to use the family’s car.
- Once a quarter (every three months), there is a local organized meeting for au pairs. And there is one meeting in Berlin for all au pairs.
- At least one full day and a half off per week.
- Applicants who stay for 12 months have the right of 4 weeks of paid holiday (If you stay for 6 months you receive 2 weeks paid holiday)
- Transportation costs of getting to German language classes, if enrolled.
- Your work permit, allowing you to work legally in Germany.
- Airfare to and from Germany if you do not commit to a full 12 months, and/or do not stay the full 12 months.
- Meals when you're away from the host family and traveling independently.
- Spending money for personal expenses.
- International insurance.