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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 daily responsibilities. If any issues or concerns arise you can expect your German au pair to communicate them to you directly; and in return t [Read more...]

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 daily 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.

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 au pair 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.

It is very common in Germany to babysit the children of neighbors, friends and relatives. Many au pairs acquire additional experience by completing internships at a local kindergarten or day care center. 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.

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. 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 license, including German driver's license, 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.

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Dominika, Au pair from Germany
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Dominika (24)

Germany              Flag
GE9014S
English, German & Polish
Yes
Traditional
Mar 2017
Jeannine, Au pair from Germany
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Jeannine (19)

Germany              Flag
GE9012S
English, German & French
Yes
Traditional
Apr 2017
Mey, Au pair from Germany
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Mey (20)

Germany              Flag
GE8049S
English, German, French & Danish
Yes
Traditional
Mar 2017
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