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Benefits of Au Pair


Benefits of Au Pair

Pocket Money
An Au Pair receives monthly 260 Euros as pocket money. Furthermore, this pocket money is also made available to the Au-Pair even in case of illness and during holidays. In addition to the pocket money, an au pair receives additional 50 Euros per month for  the language course during her stay in family.

Board and lodging
Au Pairs receives free board and lodging throughout her entire stay in the family since they are treated as a family member during their stay.. The same applies in case of illness and during the holidays.

Insurance
Au Pairs do not have to pay for their health insurance during their stay with the family since it is paid by the family. 

German Language Course
Au Pairs should attend a language course so that they are able to improve their knowledge of German. Usually the course fee is covered by the Au Pairs from their pocket money but for all contracts signed after 1st July 2013, German host families contribute 50 Euros per month for the German language course for Au Pairs from non-EU Country. However, these days most families offer to pay for the whole language course fees.

Free Time
An au pair is entitled to one day off per week in addition to once a month. An au pair also must have at least 4 evenings off each week.

Holidays
An au pair is entitled to 4 weeks of paid holiday, provided that the au pair placement is planned for an entire year. Should the family go on a holiday and should the au pair resume their regular duties such as babysitting, this is considered as work for your au pair. Accompanying the host family on their holiday does not count as an au pair holiday, unless the au pair has less duties and is not obliged to be available at all times.

For more information regarding being an Au Pair in Germany, candidates are requested to visit the following webpage: 

http://www.guetegemeinschaft-aupair.de/