Did you know Germany was the first country to adopt daylight savings time? It happened more than a century ago and the rest of the world soon followed. Are you looking for a live-in German nanny? We’re eager to help you find the perfect fit for your family. Here are some of the main benefits of choosing EurAupair to find your German au pair: - Our au pair program experience in placing thousands of au pairs from Germany and other parts of Euro
Did you know Germany was the first country to adopt daylight savings time? It happened more than a century ago and the rest of the world soon followed.
Are you looking for a live-in German nanny? We’re eager to help you find the perfect fit for your family. Here are some of the main benefits of choosing EurAupair to find your German au pair:
- Our au pair program experience in placing thousands of au pairs from Germany and other parts of Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America for the past 30 years is at your service.
- We have a proven track record of reliable cultural exchange placements. You can rest assured knowing we’ve matched many families just like yours to qualified au pairs from Germany who have undergone a thorough screening and selection process.
We are proud so many lovely families have trusted us to help them find au pairs and livein nannies, enriching their lives through a cross-cultural experience their children will remember forever. Host an au pair and make an integral improvement in your children's cultural upbringing, all while saving some pocket money compared to expensive daycare.
Getting to Know Your Au Pair From Germany
A German au pair will enjoy being part of a host family’s life, sharing family activities and making memories together. It is very important in the German culture to be on time; therefore German au pairs are known for being quite punctual. They appreciate clear guidelines and a schedule listing their au pair responsibilities. If any issues or concerns arise you can expect your German au pair to communicate them to you directly; and in return to appreciate honest feedback from you and their au pair contract.
Today's German family has on average one or two children. Even though families are not as large as they used to, it is at the center of one's life and family time is made a priority over some other social commitments. Spending time with immediate and extended family on weekends and during major holidays is very common. Your German live-in nanny will enjoy meeting all members of your family and spending traditional get-togethers with them.
Most young people in Germany finish high school or the equivalent between 16 to 18 years of age. Many then pursue post-secondary studies in larger cities and move away from home to live in their own apartment or share a place with roommates. Therefore, you can expect your German au pair to be quite independent when it comes to household chores, preparing meals and keeping the house tidy.
A live-in au pair from Germany will typically have experience babysitting the children of neighbors, friends and relatives. Many au pairs acquire additional experience by completing internships at a local kindergarten or day care center job in Germany. Quite a few German au pairs qualify as our Par Expérience au pairs: they may be a kindergarten or elementary school teacher or have a degree in social studies for personalized assistance.
In Germany, the minimum age to obtain a driver’s license is 17; but one needs to be accompanied by a parent in the car up to 18 years old with a driving license. It is fairly difficult to pass the written and practical exam, even after having finished driving school and having acquired many hours of driving experience. Most European driver's licenses, including German driver's licenses, are usually harder to obtain than in the United States. Especially in more rural areas, it is very common for young people to have their own car and drive daily to school, the gym or other activities. They should most likely be used to driving in challenging weather conditions, e.g. snow, ice and heavy rain. Of course, it is always recommended that you discuss your driving needs when interviewing au pairs.
Students at German schools are required to learn at least two foreign languages, one of them being English. Most German au pairs have been studying English since 5th grade, so their speaking and writing skills can on average be rated as very good to excellent. Generally, they will feel comfortable communicating in English when arriving to their host family.
Host a German Au Pair
Give your children an education about the unique German culture by welcoming a live-in au pair to provide childcare. When you use EurAupair, you partner with an agency that has been designated by the U.S. Department of State and that has 30 years of experience in assisting families with hosting an au pair.
Are you ready to get started on a journey you and your family will treasure forever? Contact us today to discuss any questions you may have about host family requirements and submit your online application.