Things to know:

The concept au pair comes from the French language and means as much as “mu-
tual”. Thereby the au pair programme is determined by the provisions of the “Euro-
pean agreement about the employment of au pairs” dating from 24th Nov. 1969.

Ever since more and more young people from all over the world have wanted to gain experience as au pairs abroad.

During their stay at a host family they can improve their language skills and get to know the culture of a different country.

The daily duties are very different and primarily depend on the lifestyle and individual needs of the particular host family. Therefore it is advisable, that the family lays down the tasks to get done together with the au pair right at the beginning of the stay.

These tasks basically involve childcare and participation in housework.

Thereby it is important, that the hosts realise, that an au pair is no domestic servant but should be treated as an equal member of the family.

Rights and duties

Advantages for the family


Friends for Families
Iryna and Peter Kittsteiner
Steinbacher Str. 10a
91166 Georgensgmünd, Germany

E-Mail: [email protected]

Tel.: +49-(0)9172-68 41 01
Fax: +49-(0)9172-68 41 02
Mobile: +49-(0)176-64 35 15 77

Manager: Iryna Kittsteiner

Our office hours: Monday to Friday always
from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. as well as by arrangement.

You can also reach us anytime by filling out our contact form.

Download application forms for host families and au pairs:
If you are interested in the au pair programme – either as a host family or au pair – you can download our application forms here.
For host families 
For au pairs