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What is an Au Pair? – Au Pair Europe

An Au Pair is a young person usually aged between 18 and 30, unmarried with no children, who goes abroad for a temporary period to live with a host family. While there, the Au Pair acts as a temporary extra family member, and assists his/her host family with childcare and light housework.

The term ‘Au Pair’ is French and means “by mutual agreement”. With this in mind, Au Pairs receive pocket money; live free of charge with their host families, just like regular family members; and share meals with the families. The pocket money and amount of working hours are defined by the regulations of the host country. The main objective of an Au Pair placement is the mutual cultural exchange within an informal setting. The Au Pair gains new experiences, impressions and perspectives – all advantages, both personally and in their future careers.

How does the Au Pair program work?

The Au Pair program is primarily a cultural exchange, so the host family and Au Pair need to belong to different nationalities. The first challenge is the find the perfect match for both parties. Then there are several organisational points to consider before the Au Pair travels to the host family’s country; these include visa, insurance, bank account and packing. To make sure there is complete cooperation between Au Pair and the host family, and that there are no misunderstandings, an Au Pair contract is signed, on which all the important details are noted.

 Please remember to check with your Host Country to see if you have Visa requirements.

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Example table of Countries vs Pocket Money

COUNTRY Hours / Per Wk Pocket Money Per Month
Australia 25-30 850-1000 AU$
Austria 20 €385
Belgium 20 €450
Canada 25 810 CAD
Denmark 30 3.200 DKK
Finland 30 €250-€260
France 35 €260-€320
Germany 30 €310 (€260 + €50)
Iceland 30 40.000 IKR
Ireland 15-30 €400
Italy 30 €250-€300
Japan 30 40.000 Yen
Netherlands 30 €340
New Zealand 40 $600-$800
Norway 30 5000 NOK
Spain 30 €200-€250
Sweden 25 3500 SEK
Switzerland 30 500-750 CHF
United Kingdom 30 £280-GBP
USA 40 $800