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Au Pair France


Au pair France


There are many good reasons to be an Au Pair in France. Discover a new culture, meet new people, improve your level of French, share the daily life of a French family, gain valuable childcare experience, have an unforgettable GAP year - to mention but a few.


A private room
Food at every meal time
Work 25 hours max per week
Weekly pocket money: Minimum 320 euros per month
1 day off minimum / week
1 weekend off minimum / month
Medical Insurance
1 paid week leave every 6 months
Program can be extended to max 2 years duration

Play and have fun with the children
Take them to school in the morning and/or collect them from school in the afternoon
Help with or supervise homework
Prepare simple meals

Clean the children’s room(s) and bathroom
Do the children’s laundry
Help the family during meal times
Keep the kitchen clean and tidy after meals


Females  18-30
Native English speaker with a knowledge of basic French (school level or A1 Skills level)
Childcare experience (references from 2 different families/organisations)
Single and no dependents
Be in good health and have a clear police record
Unabridged Birth Certificate
Drivers Licence
South African passport holders (please discuss with your consultant if you are not on a South African passport)

Start/Finish Dates

Departures are for January and September as this is when host families look for new Au Pairs.

Visa Info

South African passport holders will need to apply for a visa to be an Au Pair for 1 year in France. Your OVC consultant will assist you with this process.
EU passport holders do not need to apply for a visa.


Admin fee R4200
Program fee R5000
Other fees 60 Euros payable on arrival in France
Visa fees 99 Euros
Travel Insurance Included
Airfare (approx) R10 000
Recommended Spending Money 250 Euros


Contact your nearest OVC office to find out more about the process of kick- starting your GAP year in France as an Au Pair. Our knowledgeable and well-traveled staff will be able to assist with the application and also your visa application when the time comes.

More Info

Placements in Paris and the outskirts of Paris.
A placement in Paris is a bit different to elsewhere. Most of the time Parisians live in apartments and have independent accommodation for their Au Pair on the top floor of their building or within walking distance from their home. These rooms are called ‘chambre de service’. An Au Pair who wants to be placed in Paris therefore has to be quite an independent person and be happy not to be with the host family all the time.
Host families who live on the outskirts of Paris are located a maximum of one hour away from Paris center and most of the time 15 to 30 minutes away. The Au Pairs placed in these areas benefit from a more quiet life but can get easily and quickly to the center of Paris. Confident drivers are a must for this location.
Placements in the South of France - experienced and confident driver is a must.
Basic level of French required. for great prices on online French courses.

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