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Italy is famous for its amazing food, the wonderful and warm culture, beautiful views and lovely weather. The perfect environment for an amazing adventure!
If you choose to go on an au pair adventure to Italy, you will experience the most beautiful views, architecture, fashion and recipes. You will learn how delicious food can taste, how welcoming a culture can be, and how amazing it is to live in a country so much passion and history. Parla come mangi!
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Most asked questions about becoming an au pair in Italy

What are the requirements to become an au pair in Italy?
  • You are in between 18 and 30 years old (When you are an EU-citizen, you may visit Italy as an au pair when you turn 17 years old);
  • You are not Italian;
  • You are not married and do not have any children;
  • You can afford the trip to Italy;
  • You’d love to go and live with a host family in Italy to take care of their kids and get to know the Italian culture & language.
Do you need to speak Italian in order to become an au pair in Italy?

To find au pair jobs in Italy you do not have to speak Italian.

Au pairs should have sufficient free time and the opportunity to participate in a language course. Au pairs are responsible for paying for the costs of a language course. The host family can help in finding a language course for the au pair.

Au pairs from a non-EU country, who are coming to Italy with a student visa, have to check if the language course is from an institution that is on the list of approved schools that recognize a student visa. Aside from that, the course needs to be for a minimum of 20 hours per week.

What do you earn as an au pair in Italy?

There are no official rules what you get paid as an au pair in Italy, but host families tend to pay their au pairs 250-300 euros per month. This is seen as pocket money and not as salary, as an au pair exchange is a cultural exchange and not a job.

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 Italian lover! 

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

In Italy, au pairs get at least one day off per week. At least once per month, this day has to be a Sunday.

In Italy, there are no official rules regarding holidays for au pairs. In general, au pairs are entitled to a paid holiday of 2 weeks when employed for six months.

There are no official rules regarding public holidays for au pairs. We do recommend that au pairs have a day off on public holidays to experience the Italian culture.

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

Yes, if you are from an EU/EFTA country these are the steps you need to follow:

Step 1: A valid passport or ID-card

Step 2: The “host declaration” (dichiarazione di ospitalità)

Step 3: Register at the town hall (anagrafe)

Step 4: Apply for a Tax ID Number (codice fiscale)

Step 5: Register with the national health service (SSN – Servizio Sanitario Nazionale)

If you are from a non EU country and you are staying for three months or less, these are the steps you need to follow:

Step 1: Apply for a tourist visa

Step 2: The “host declaration” (dichiarazione di ospitalità)

If you are from a non EU country and you are staying for three months or more these are the steps you need to follow:

Step 1: Register for a course at an accredited language school

Step 2: Submit a visa application

Au pairs from Australia, Canada or New Zealand can come to Italy with the Working Holiday Visa.

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

You can decide together with your host family how many hours you want to help them out. It may never be more than 30 hours per week and not more than 6 days per week. You may not work more than 5 hours per day.

Read more about au pair legislation in Italy

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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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