What does Au-pair mean? -
Conditions for an Au-pair stay? -
expectations? - Costs -
Visa - A letter
to you - Typical
duties of an Au-pair?
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What does Au-pair mean?
people from all over the world get the chance to live with a German family
for a certain time. They are not meant to be a paid housekeeper, but they
are supposed to be an equal member of the family for the time being - like
an elder sister or brother to the other children.
of an Au-pair are especially the responsibility for the youngsters and
easy housework. Going along with the life in a German family the Au-pair
can improve and deepen his/her command of the language. The tuition in a
language course will re-port progress. Especially the Au-pair gets to know
the daily life in a family of another culture and a foreign country and
make many new friends.
Conditions for an
or GCSE and vocational training.
stay with an Au-pair Visa in Germany
a basic knowledge of the German language.
children`s care: The Au-pair must have a liking for children and like to
be with children. Advantageous are practical experiences in
baby-sitting, in youth work or from work in a kindergarden e.g..
of the stay:
6-12 months for Au-pairs who need no Visa.
traveller passport valid until the year after the return.
parents' expectations from the Au-pair:
Au-pair organises and finances the journey to the
host family and back
host family meet the Au-pair at the airport or station.
hours: 6 hours daily, 5 days a week (max. 30 hours per week) and
baby-sitting in the evening 2-3 times per week. Some flexibility with
working hours is expected within the 30 h limit and baby-sitting
with looking after the children: wash, bathe, dress, feed, walk, read,
watch, accompany to the kindergarten or school.
with easy housework: tidying up, cooking and cleaning.
Au-pair is supposed to attend language courses
at the cost of the host
VHS language course -
once or twice a week.
The Au-pairs expectations from the
A room of
his/her own and free catering.
pocket money and in the case of coming from overseas
25 EURO per month
extra to cover the cost of the ticket for the flight. All together 230
EURO per month. Continuation of payment for 6 weeks in the case of
language course payed by the host family - max. cost depending on the
nearest VHS language course and the organisation of free travel to the
and health insurance.
Protection against unlawful dismissal in the case of a premature ending
of the contract (for whatever reason) both parties are bound to a time
limit of 14 days, keeping all duties and rights.
duration of stay 12 month four weeks, 10 month two weeks, shorter stays
one week at the
host parents' costs.
Holidays by law are free too or the hostfamily has to give
reconciliation with free-time
Language spoken in the family has to be german.
family asks for special medical examinations, they have to pay for
contacts a partner agency in the country of origin. There questions can be
answered without language problems. The agent also provides a video about
the Au-pair stay
for the agencies differ. Applications can also directly be send to us.
Who needs a Visa?
Non-EU-countries (except USA, Norway and Island) need a travellers
passport and a special Au-pair visa.
has to apply for that visa at the German embassy in her home country.
It is strictly
forbidden to enter Germany for longer than 3 month from a Non-EU-Country
without being in the possess of a visa for Au-pairs. You will be expelled
form Germany if you try to trespass German law. Problems appearing cannot
be sorted out by anyone.
How to get a Visa?
You have to
apply for that visa at the German embassy in your country.
get a written invitation and a confirmation for responsibility which has
to be handed out to the embassy.
application it will last about 2 months before you get the visa. For the
time being the Au-pair agency and the
parents will do their best to push the matter ahead. Nevertheless you have
to take in count a certain waiting period.
formalities - work license, stay permission - will be arranged with the
help of the host
A letter to you
understand that you are planning to come to Germany. Thank you very much
for asking me to help you with arranging the connections to an adequate
host family. I enclose all the information that is necessary for an
through the forms carefully. If you decide to deal with me you will find
enclosed in that letter all the forms I need for the arrangement. You have
to fill them in and send them back to the address above. If you need more
information or if you don't understand some paragraphs, you may either
write to me or ring me up.
are no further questions left after reading the forms you may start on
your application straight away.
I want you
to send in the following items complete:
application form "The Au-pair introduces herself" in German
passport photos and additional photos of you and your family.
reference to prove your experience with children, either from relatives,
friend or neighbours
addressed to your future
host family covering details about yourself,
your family, your hobbies, your education, your career expectations and
your motives for coming to Germany as Au-pair.
of your character, written by neighbour, parents or teacher, in German.
of your driving-license if you have one.
or report to prove your knowledge of the German language.
A copy of
your traveller passport valid until the year after her return.
accept and deal with complete applications.
As soon as
we found suitable host parent for you we will send detailed information
about them to you and an invitation which is like a contract between you
and the family.
important for you and the family to get into contact with each other. If
you don't want to call, you should write a letter.
arriving in Germany please tell me because then you will be send a list
with other Au-pairs living in the area you will stay, so that you can get
there are problems with what so ever don't hesitate to call me right at
once. Office times are Monday to Friday form 9.00 am to 3.00 p.m. Tel.
duties of an Au-pair in Germany
the children in the morning and help them getting dressed.
the children's room, hover, make the beds.
children to the Kindergarten or/and to school.
small trips with the children (e.g.. Zoo, picnic in a park, cinema and
meals (easy and small dishes).
after babies: playing, feeding, bathing, walking, change napkins.
for children: tinker, paint, guide to the playground and to playmates,
play social games and so on.
after children going to school: watch homework being done, play social
games, sports, tinker, paint and so on.
the own room (including. Vacuum cleaner, dust).
washing machine, hang up the washing and pleat it.
cloth of the children, possibly also the cloth of the host-parents
(depending on agreement).
preparing meals (e.g.. peel the potatoes).
easy dishes for the children.
table, clear the table.
empty the dish-washer.
shopping (no quantity purchase), fill the food into the cup-board.
with some work in the garden and with looking after the pets.
This is not for Au-pair:
domestic duties like cleaning all the windows, washing the car,
redecoration, do quantity purchase and so on.
domestic duties should be overtaken in an appropriate range by the
Au-pair. The Au-pair usually spends most of her time with the children,
that's where her/his duties should be most of the time, unless something
else is agreed.