Becoming an Au Pair in France

Au Pair France

Do you want to become an Au Pair in the France? Find important information here about visa requirements, Au Pair duties, pocket money, working hours, etc.


Getting a visa

EU and EFTA citizens do not need a visa to travel to France.


Non-EU citizens will need a visa long séjour mention étudiant, this is the only visa which allows you to enter France to work as an Au Pair. Please contact the French Embassy in your home country for more information.


Answer YES to all below questions and you can go to the France!

Non-EU citizens

EU and EFTA citizens

Are you 17 to 30 years old?

Are you 17 to 30 years old?

Do you have an Au Pair Contract validated by the DIRECCTE?

Have you contacted your French Embassy to get a visa long séjour mention étudiant?

Are you a citizen of EU country Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or the UK?


Or EFTA country Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland?

Do you have a good knowledge of French?

Do you have a good knowledge of French?

Have a high school diploma or equivalent?

Have a high school diploma or equivalent?

Can you pay for your travel costs?

Can you pay for your travel costs?

Do you have childcare experience?

Do you have childcare experience?

Are you willing to attend a language course for at least three months?

Are you willing to attend a language course for at least three months?

Can't become an Au Pair in France? Find out more about other host countries.

Duties

As an Au Pair, your primary responsibility is to look after the host family's children. Alongside childcare, you may be asked to help out with light household chores as part of your duties. Clarify with your host family what your exact duties as an Au Pair will be, and ensure these are well defined in an Au Pair contract.

Pocket money

Au Pairs receive around 320 EURO per month.

Room and board

Private room and main meals will be provided for by the Host Family for free.

Working hours

Au pairs in the France usually work 30 hours per week, babysitting included.

Time off

Before you start working for your host family, you should discuss how many days and evenings you will get off and when these will be with each other.

Holidays

You should discuss any holiday during this period with your host family, but we recommend two weeks holiday for a stay of six months. If your stay is longer/shorter than six months you can use this value to calculate your holiday. All details on holidays should be included in your Au Pair contract.

Language course

It is compulsory for Au Pairs from non-EU countries to attend a language course for a minimum of 3 months. Au Pairs pay for the course.

Travel expenses

It is expected that you pay for your flights to and from the France. 


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