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Welcome your au pair in 2 months
  • Affordable, flexible and reliable childcare in France
  • An au pair comes and lives with you in your home
  • The au pair helps with the kids and housekeeping
  • It’s an amazing cultural exchange for your kids!

Hosting an au pair in France

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France is famous for its excellent cuisine, beautiful cities and countryside and amazing wines and cheeses. So it's no wonder that we have a lot of wonderful au pairs wanting to visit your beautiful country!
Aside from the obvious benefits of hosting an au pair, it can also be pretty stressful. What about your privacy? We have experienced that you don't have to worry about that at all. Au pairs love to go on adventures, they are adventurous types! Especially in a beautiful country like France, who wouldn't want to make memories, experience the wonderful history and taste all the amazing food and wine France is known for?
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Questions of other parents in France

When do I have to pay the €1000,- euro fee?

You pay after we’ve found you your perfect au pair.

What are the rules for au pairs 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
What if the video calls with candidates don't lead to a match?

It happens! It’s unfortunate, but of course we will do our best to find you another candidate who better suits your family.

Does an au pair help with housekeeping?

Yes, the au pair can do light housework. They can help with vacuuming, emptying the dishwasher, putting in a wash and folding laundry – but no cleaning of the bathroom or cleaning windows for example.

What do you pay an au pair in France?

The au pair lives with you and your family and is entitled to a minimum of €70 per month in pocket money. They get board and lodging for free. 

How many hours per week does a French au pair work?

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.

How many days off does the au pair have?

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.

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

Does my au pair need to register 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.

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Read experiences of other host families

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Jeremy and Zahra live in Dordrecht with their beautiful daughters Emma (8) and Everly (1). Zaira, their Colombian au pair, has been living with the family for a while and is having a great time! She feels completely at home with Jeremy and Zahra and has really become part of the family. And Zaira is…

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Host Family Experiences: Marieke’s Family in the Netherlands

In the beautiful house of Marieke and her family we, team Nanny Nina, were allowed to take a look and ask questions about how they experience life with an au pair. What is it really like to have an au pair at home? What are the benefits that a host family experiences and which topics…

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In the Netherlands, having an au pair is not very common. Every year, 1,200 au pairs come to the Netherlands as a cultural exchange. We’ve interviewed a host family in the Netherlands who hosted an au pair to ask them all about their experience. Read it below! What’s it like to host an au pair?…

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What kind of au pairs do we select? We choose our au pairs very carefully. They need to be reliable, sparkly people who really love and adore children. Our au pairs are mature and independent, just someone you would love to have around your family. Fun fact: We used to all be au pairs before, so we know exactly what it entails. Our screening process is pretty strict, so only the best of the best get through. Together we guide you and your au pair in every step, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. Always available for any questions you might have. Oh, and we have matched more than 200 au pairs already, so we know what we’re talking about!
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