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Most asked questions about becoming an au pair in France

What are the requirements to become an au pair in France?
  • You are between 17-30 years old
  • You have a nationality other than French
  • You are unmarried and have no children
  • You will stay in France for at least 3 months
  • You have enough money to pay for your trip
  • You have basic knowledge of the French language
  • You are willing to follow a French language course
Do you need to speak French in order to become an au pair in France?

No! But au pairs from EU countries are required to participate in a French language course. Au pairs from non-EU countries should have the opportunity to take a French course if they wish. Au pairs have to pay these costs themselves. The host family, on the other hand, is responsible for enrolling the au pair for a course.

What do you earn as an au pair in France?

Au pairs from a country outside the European Union are entitled to at least €320 pocket money per month. Au pairs from countries within the European Union are entitled to a minimum of € 325.80 per month. This amount must be specifically stated in the au pair contract.

Host families in France are seen as an employer. Due to this, the au pair must be registered with the local URSSAF office and be paid as an employee. Calculate here how much the host family has to pay the au pair.

What are your au pair responsibilities?

The work of an au pair mainly consists of taking care of the children, but can be supported by household tasks such as vacuuming, loading the dishwasher and doing laundry. This is about 30 hours a week. The rest of the time you can explore the country, hang out with friends or meet the perfect French lover! 

How many days off do you have as an au pair?

Au pairs are entitled to at least 1 day off per week. At least once a month this should be a Sunday. For au pairs from outside the European Union who work in addition to their “au pair” hours with another employer, the total working time may not exceed 60% of the legal number of working hours as defined by French law; this corresponds to a total of 964 hours per year. This total also includes the hours worked by the host family.

There are no official rules regarding holidays for au pairs in France. You will discuss this with the host family. When the au pair stays longer than 6 months, she is usually entitled to 2 weeks of vacation.

Do you need to register as an au pair in France?

The host family must register the au pair as “trainee aide familial étranger” with the URSSAF within 8 days of arrival. In addition, you must be registered as an au pair with the public health insurer CPAM and you will receive a citizen service number (BSN). The host family pays the social security contributions for the au pair.

More information to get started as an au pair in France can be found here.

How many hours a day do you need to work as an au pair in France?

In France, au pairs are not allowed to work as an au pair for more than 5 hours per day and 30 hours per week. This includes babysitting. Au pairs from countries outside the European Union are not allowed to work more than 25 hours a week, including babysitting. The au pair’s schedule must allow enough time for the au pair to attend a language course.

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There is a lot to digest, right? No worries! We guide and help you through the process of becoming an au pair. We make sure everything is legal and safe for you and your host family, so you have an amazing, carefree time together. It’s quite the adventure for you and your host family, we get that, every one of us has been an au pair before becoming an au pair agent. We know exactly what you’re going through!

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