Au pair in Germany - Requirement
Become an au pair in Germany

Explore Germany, learn a new language, make international friends and see a whole new world through the eyes of your German children.

 
Au pair in Germany - Family
Become an au pair in Germany

Explore Germany, learn a new language, make international friends and see a whole new world through the eyes of your German children.

 
Au pair in Germany - Costs
Become an au pair in Germany

Explore Germany, learn a new language, make international friends and see a whole new world through the eyes of your German children.

 
Au pair in Germany - Requirement
Become an au pair in Germany

Explore Germany, learn a new language, make international friends and see a whole new world through the eyes of your German children.

 
Au pair in Germany - Family
Become an au pair in Germany

Explore Germany, learn a new language, make international friends and see a whole new world through the eyes of your German children.

 
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Au Pair Responsibilities in Germany

What are the duties as an au pair in Germany?

Your responsibilities as an au pair are established by the German government and as such you will not be expected to perform tasks that include heavy manual labor such as yard work, etc.  Many German families hire additional help such as cleaning services to assist with maintaining their home. The main responsibility of the au pair is to provide quality childcare.

Depending on the age of the children and the specific needs of the host family the duties can vary and may include:

  • Playing with the children and keeping them safe
  • Teaching the children English or advancing their existing English language skills
  • Preparing simple meals and snacks for the children
  • Taking & picking up the children to/from school and kindergarten 
  • Helping school aged children with homework
  • Bathing and getting the children dressed
  • Entertaining the children and teach them about your culture
  • Taking the children on outings to parks, playgroups and other activities
  • Traveling with your host family on vacations and providing care for their children

Your host family is likely to also ask you to perform the following household duties that are childcare related:

  • Keeping the children’s room clean and tidy
  • Doing the kids laundry and putting it away afterwards
  • Keeping your own room neat and tidy
  • Do some vacuuming and moping, especially in the area where the kids have eaten their food
  • Helping out with grocery shopping once in a while
  • Loading and unloading the dishwasher
  • Taking out the trash and emptying the diaper bin

Learn more about how to become an au pair and the host family selection process. See what a typical day in the life of an au pair is like. Then review how to apply to the Au Pair Care Germany program!