Germany

Magnificent mountain panoramas, fascinating highlands and wide coastlines, natural conservation areas and pulsating metropolises, historical dwellings, world-renowned cultural institutions and distinguished events. Each year all these attract more and more visitors to Germany from all over the world.

Program Overview

 Locations of host families: Across Germany

Program time span: 3 months-12 months

Visa: Working Holiday Visa – Cost: $85

 You give: Max. 30 hours of childcare per week

You get: Up to $500 ( NZD ) per month

You study: Language Courses available

You get: Min. 1.5 days off each week

You pay: $350 NZD ( Flight Packages available )

A Typical Au Pairs Responsibilities In Germany

English Tutoring

– Carry out fun activities with the kids to help them learn English (eg. story reading, English songs, role play and games)

– Help the kids with their homework

– Help the parents to practice their English ( optional)

Host Child & Family

  • waking up the children

  • taking/picking up children to/from school

  • playing with the children

  • taking the children on outings to parks, playgroups and other activities

  • Go shopping with host family

  • Go travelling with host family

  • Have other family activities

Share some light house work

  • preparing light meals for children and clean up after the meals

  • doing the children’s laundry.

  • making the children’s beds

  • tidying up the children’s toys

  • cleaning the children’s room

  • cleaning of au pair’s own room

  • Help with cooking occassionally

About German Life

Germany is very central, which means that France, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Italy and Belgium, to name a few, can all be a day or weekend trip depending on where you are, with no extra visa or border control to get through. See Three countries in a day, not something you can do in New Zealand. The German folk love to have a good party also, and particularly in the South celebrate their culture with a real passion. We have all seen the photos of the Munich beer festival, but in villages and rural towns smaller versions are happening all the time, where the community will come together, maybe as fundraising for a group, to celebrate a religious event, or just to get together and have a good time.

Our Host Families

  • Welcome their au pair as an extended member of the family

  • Include their au pair in most family meals, outings and celebrations

  • Provide a private room and meals for their au pair

  • At least one family member speaks reasonable English

  • Guarantee that their au pair will work no more than 30 hours per week

  • Are required to give their au pair 1.5 days off per week, and 4 weeks paid leave per annum

  • Guarantee their au pair will not do heavy housework or tasks unrelated to the host family’s children


 

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