No, but every au pair in Spain has to attend a Spanish course for at least 20 hours per week to obtain the au pair visa or student visa. Au pairs applying for a student visa must attend the language course at one of the schools recognized by the Instituto Cervantes.
As an au pair you live with your host family and you are entitled to a minimum of €70 per month in pocket money. You get board and lodging for free. There is no official regulation for the number of hours you work as an au pair in Spain. A working week of 30 hours is often assumed, this includes babysitting work.
The work of an au pair in Spain 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 Spanish lover!
An au pair is entitled to at least 1 day off per week and at least once a month. This day must be a Sunday. There are no official agreements regarding au pair leave. You should discuss this with your host family in advance. We recommend that if you stay in Spain as an au pair for 12 months, you are entitled to at least 4 weeks of leave.
Yes. It is very important that when an au pair stays in Spain for more than 3 months, he or she registers in the population register. The au pair informs the local registration office about his or her stay with the host family.
Help is often requested from the host family, because these formalities differ per province. The next step in this process is to apply for the EU registration certificate. When you stay as an au pair in Spain for more than 3 months, you must request an EU registration certificate from the Foreigners Registration Office. Here too, the formalities differ per autonomous region and province.
It is recommended to provide the required documents in Spanish or one of the other officially recognized languages.
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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Regards, Michelle, Hannah, Laura and Jasmijn
The best thing of being an au pair in the Netherlands is that there is an agency which protects me, so I feel safe here. Nanny Nina is the best! My au pair agency helps me so much, starting from the first time when my host family registered me to this agency. The people are so helpful. They made clear what steps I should take preparing documents for my visa. They always updated me with my visa progress. When I arrived here, Nanny Nina also helped me with the next steps my host family and I should take care of, such as the registration for my residence permit & health insurance. I can really recommend Nanny Nina for your au pair journey.
I had a hard time at the beginning of my arrival, but luckily Nanny Nina’s agency was always there to help. Give me advice and tips. Help me to be even better. After three months in the Netherlands, I was finally able to adapt and learn new things. Get out of my comfort zone and try to be my best as an au pair.
I remember very well, when I arrived in the Netherlands I got a package from Nanny Nina, and it contained several welcome gifts for me because I had arrived in the Netherlands. I was touched and happy. Thank you for always being there, Nanny Nina team.
After nearly transferring to another family, Nanny Nina listened to my concerns and helped me to resolve the matter. Due to my cultural differences, it is hard for me to voice my concerns to my host. However, they responded quickly and efficiently to my concerns.
Fortunately, I tried to talk to my family, and we managed to work things out. As lucky as I am in being a part of the best agency, I hope that every au pair will be too!
Nanny Nina helped me understood what my responsibilities as an au pair would be, which helped put my mind at ease when I started with this whole experience. As mentioned earlier, I was afraid of the responsibility that comes along with being an au pair. Having the agency there to help guide you can really make a difference in your mindset as an au pair.
If you’re thinking about joining the au pair experience, I would definitely recommend doing so, but also bear in mind that it’s not always just fun, and if you’re like me, you will sometimes feel homesick. The great thing is that you have an agency to help you deal with all of these kinds of emotions that come along with the experience, even the amount of love you develop for your host children and family.
Awesome and Amazing service! I’d say I had an awesome and wonderful experience because the team is composed of amazing people. They were in constant communication with me from the very beginning until now that I’ve arrived here in the Netherlands. Michelle was just so helpful in everything. Everything just flows smoothly with the process and assures you with what’s going to happen next. Thank you Nanny Nina!