Au Pair in France

Au Pair in France

Croissants, Paris, fashion and elegance combine themselves with a rich history to make France one of the best destinations for an Au Pair.

The Au Pair program in France is the perfect opportunity to discover the french lifestyle and improve your French with a Host Family! Do not miss the chance!

Au Pair in France

The Au Pair Program in France is one of the most beloved. Agencies normally place Au Pairs in Paris, the  Côte d´Azur Region, Bordeaux, and Corsica.

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  • Age: 18 – 30
  • Single and with no children of your own
  • Experience in Childcare
  • Language: Advanced French
  • Driving license: not mandatory (but its always an advantage)
  • Insurance and medically fit
  • Non Smoker
  • Duration of the stay: at least 6 months, ideal 9-12 months

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1. Application
After sending your application, the agency will send you an E-mail confirmation. Once you have gathered all the documents, the agency will send your profile to their partner in France and start the search for a Host Family.

2. Looking for a Host Family
The French partners will look for a family for you and send them your application!

3. Placement
If the Host Family is interested, the agency will send you their application so you can plan a video call. If you reach an agreement, then congratulations!

4-. Visa
Be sure to apply for the Au Pair visa in your Home Country! Do not forget to contact the Embassy!

4. Departure
Once you have a Host Family its time to book the flight and get ready for a year of french lifesytle.The agency will give you the contact information from their partner in France.

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If you hold a passport from any European Union member State you will not need a visa to be an Au Pair in France. However, if your planned stay is longer than 90 days you need to make sure you register at the DIRECCTE.

If your country is not part of the European Union then you need an Au Pair visa. Some general requirements for this are:

  • Application form
  • Certificate of studies (an equivalent of High School in your country)
  • The invitation letter from the host family
  • A valid passport with at least two blank pages
  • The contract signed by the Au Pair and the host family
  • Insurance that protects you during your stay in France
  • Motivation letter in French
  • Once in France, you need to register at the local office to exchange your visa for a work permit. Do not forget to check the specific information on the official French migration website or the French Embassy in your country.

Insurance

If you are a citizen of the European Union you can get the European Helth insurance card which will grant you access to medical services. If you have a different nationality please apply for a private insurance. A good option might be  PROTRIP-WORLD.

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Experiences

“A year as an Au Pair is the perfect combination from daily family life, improving a foreign language and a bit of tourism” – Nina, Au Pair in France

“It was a beautiful unforgettable time. A time in which I met a lot of interesting people, gathered many great experiences, and won a lot of life experience” – Ricarda, Au Pair in France

Au Pair Workshops

For all those who wish to discover France, Au Pair agencies organize free information meetings in which you can find out more about the Au Pair Programs.

To help you get ready for your Au Pair stay, agencies also offer Workshops in which you will learn more about the daily life of an Au Pair in France, get ideas for children games and activities and advice on how to deal with homesickness and adapt to the French lifestyle.  You can also share your concerns and doubts with your advisors.