Are you a skilled caregiver looking to experience a new culture? Do you have a passion for working with children? If this sounds like you, Au Pair International’s Au Pair Program in Germany may be the perfect opportunity!

Germany is one of Europe’s most vibrant and eclectic countries, full of modern reinvention. You’ll find a savvy metropolis, boasting the most financially-enriched arts district in all of Europe; quaint, cobble-stoned villages, and moody castles–under a canopy of evergreen. Germany has it all! Get ready to become an active part of the day-to-day life of a real German family, who awaits you with curiosity and enthusiasm.

Program Highlights

Location

Placements Throughout Germany

6

Duration

6 months - 1 Year

Pocket Money

Minimum of 280 EU/Month

Program Details

  • Caring for the host family’s children
  • Engaging the children in games and educational activities
  • Taking the children to and from school and other activities
  • Preparing meals and snacks for the children
  • Babysitting in the evenings as needed by the host family
  • Performing light household work such as tidying up, laundry, and daily grocery shopping
  • A Single Room in the host families home with full board including meals, private living quarters, and washing facilities.
  • Pocket Money of at least 280 Euros per week.
  • Two Paid Vacation days per month (4 weeks per year). 
  • 1.5 Days Off per week
  • Public Holidays are free days where the au pair has leisure time
  • Health Insurance and Liability/Accident Insurance – Paid for by the host family
  • German Language Courses – partially paid for by the host family
  • Placement Fee of $495 ($95 due at application and remainder due upon match)
  • Travel expenses to and from Germany
  • FBI criminal background check
  • Cost to obtain a visa
  • Document processing/translation fees
  • German language courses
  • Up to 30/hrs per week
  • 6 hours per day maximum

Participant Requirements

Qualifications
 
  • 18-26 Years of Age
  • Basic German/desire to learn
  • Unmarried/no children
  • Not yet been an au pair in Germany
  • Financial means to support yourself while on program
 

 

Experience
 
  • Possess a strong desire to work with children and become part of a German host family
  • Adequate and verifiable childcare and/or babysitting experience required
 

 

Documents
 
  • References
  • Proof of basic German language skills
  • Federal criminal record check
  • Medical check
  • Passport
 

 

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