Can au pairs go to France?
If your home country is not a member of the European Union, then you will need to apply for an Au Pair visa in France. The general requirements to become an Au Pair in France are: Age: 18 - 30. You can cover your visa and travel expenses (in some cases you might need to present a proof of it)
How much do you make as an au pair in France?
According to the French regulations au pairs from a non UE country are entitled to at least 320 € pocket money per month and EU au pairs receive monthly pocket money between 271.50 € and 325.80 €. The amount that is agreed must be specified in the au pair contract.
Is France accepting au pair visas?
To enter France as an au pair, a non-EU citizen needs a « visa long séjour VLS-TS». Only this type of visa makes it possible to come to France and work as an au pair. Au pairs who need a visa must have a basic knowledge of the French language (A1/A2). Please note: it may take some time until the visa is issued.
Do au pairs go on vacation?
Your Au Pair Comes Along to Help with Child Care During a host family vacation with an au pair, any meals and admission tickets should be provided by the host family. For extended vacations, the au pairs time off must be accommodated as well (1.5 consecutive days off per week and full weekend off per month).
Can my niece be my au pair?
Because an au pair becomes an extended part of your family—many families liken their au pair to an older niece or nephew—it will soon feel “normal” for them to live with you. Au pairs are entitled to a private bedroom so that they have their own space during off-duty time.
How many hours do au pairs work?
Au pairs can work a maximum of 10 hours a day and 45 hours per week. The au pair is entitled to one and a half days off each week, which means that if her hours are spread over 6 days, one of those work days cannot exceed 5 hours of work.
Do you need to speak French to be an au pair?
The Au Pair program is for young people, willing to live abroad for some time, and for all the families struggling to find a perfect child care solution. Read more! Language requirements for Au Pairs from non-EU countries.Target CountryLanguage requirementsFranceBasic knowledge of French - in some cases, certificate21 more rows
How long can you au pair in France?
You will receive a long-stay visa serving as a residence permit which will be subject to formalities upon your arrival in France. A one-year visa will be issued. Your stay as an au pair can be extended to a maximum of two years.
Do au pairs need their own room?
In fact, there are no rules governing how big a host familys home must be in order to host an au pair. The U.S. Department of State, which regulates the au pair program, dictates only that an au pair must have her or his own private bedroom.
Do you have to speak French to be an au pair in France?
I already speak French well. Do I still need to take a French course if I want to work as an au pair? Yes, you do. Therefore, your participation in a French course forms a prerequisite to have your au pair contract approved/validated, even if you already have a good knowledge of the French language.