Requirements to be Au pair in Spain

The regulations for EU citizens and non-EU citizens are different, so you have to contact us by email: and we will inform you about procedures.

  1. Traveling to Spain as an Au pair for EU or EFTA citizens.

EU: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain (United Kingdom), Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain.
EFTA: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland.

  1. Travelling to Spain as an Au pair for non-EU citizens.

Nationals of all other countries.

This is a program that is intended for those who wish to live temporarily abroad with a family to acquire language skills, make new friends and experience a new way of life, while they help to take care for the children and do some housework.

It is a fundamental and unforgettable for those who carried out the experience, as well as helping them to learn a language, also helps them to develop and mature their personality through the contact with other cultures.

Requirements to be Au pair in Spain

  1. Au pair between 18 and 30 years old.
  2. Your native language is another one that is not Spanish (there are exceptions).
  3. Being unmarried and childless.
  4. Basic knowledge of Spanish.
  5. Preferably have a minimum of 6-12 months in winter and 3 months in the summer.
  6. Be capable to pay your travel expenses, Insurance…
  7. Love children and have experience caring for them.
  8. Have experience in housework.
  9. Have no criminal background in sexual offenses.
  10. Have Secondary Education completed.
  11. Have a valid driver’s license (advisable).
  12. Be in good health and be a non-smoker.
  13. Complete the ADAYSS Application and interview process. During this process, you will be carefully evaluated on your skills, experience, and motivation for wanting to become an Au pair.

Program Benefits

  1. A monthly pocket money of about 240€ per month.

  2. Accommodation, meals and be treated as a member of the family.

  3. Possibility to attend classes, in most cases in their spare time.

  4. At least 2 free days a week, depending on the needs of each family.

How many hours works an Au pair

An Au pair theoretically should work 30 hours per week, plus 2 nights of babysitting. These 30 hours could be spread over 6 days, 5 hours per day, or five days at a rate of 6 hours per day; within each day hours cab be distributed separately; for example, it may be that you have to work from 8 to 11 am, then free, and return to work at 3 to 6 pm. An Au pair always have free time to attend classes, go out with friends, shopping…

Most of our Au pairs, will have the weekend off, although this logically depends on the needs of each family. The money received by an Au pair working the hours indicated above, in on average 60€ per week, although this may also varies from one family to another.

What an Au pair could expect from the family

First of all, a dignified treatment and in what is possible be treated as a member of their family. The family will provide the Au pair accommodation, meals and pocket money for their expenses.

It is very important to consider the difficulty of adapting to a new culture and ways of life, probably at the beginning there would be a “culture shock”, meals, timetables, type of houses, character… everything is very different. Is the Au pair the one that has to adapt to the family, with the difficulties that this would have.

For the accommodation, the family will provide a single room to the Au pair. Meals will also be provided for the family; this is one of the big differences, in other countries sometimes it does not give much food cult.

You have to be very flexible as an Au pair. At the end is the Au pair who decides if what the family offers compensates; sure we are not going to be as good as at home, but we think that our goal is learn a language and sometimes we will find some difficulty, but we always have to consider that we are in a strange home and sometimes their rules and customs are different from ours.


Au pair in Spain Fees

  1. SINGLE PAYMENT 20€ (not refundable fee). Management of documentation and family search.
  • Long term Au pairs (10 to 12 months).
  • Short term/Summer Au pairs (0 a 3 months).

Management and monitoring expenses of the Au pair Program in Europe (VAT included, does not include flights, classes or insurance).

Au pairs types

  1. Demi pair: 3 hours a day of work, 5 days a week, plus 2 nights of babysitting. And receives a minimum of 60€ a week.

  2. Regular Au pair: 5 hours a day of work, 5 days a week, plus 2 nights of babysitting. And receives a minimum of 80€ a week.

  3. Au pair Plus: 7 hours a day of work, 5 days a week, plus 2 nights of babysitting. And receives a minimum of 100€ a week.

  4. Mother’s help: Between 7 and 8 hours a week, 5 days a week, plus 2 nights of babysitting. And receives a minimum of 100 – 110 € a week.

Can an Au pair attended to school

Normally most of the Au pairs attended classes either languages or any other matter; if we can, we will provide you the closest centres in the assigned area, as well as the prices of those classes.

Attending classes is important for Au pairs, as it provides the opportunity to interact with other Au pairs and find a point where find friends.

What happens if the Au pair has a problem

In the event that a problem arises once there, all our Au pairs have an emergency email 24/7/365 from where Adayss Team will help them to solve the problem and if necessary, they will try to do everything possible to find another alternative family.

However, it is also advisable, to notify us any problem to solve it as soon as possible.

What is the role of the Agency

From our offices, what we do is a function of mediator. When a person wishes to go abroad as an Au pair, we take care to inform her/him about the features of the program. As well as we collect the necessary documentation, processing and searching for the future Host family.

Once our families interested in having an Au pair the choose the application that suits them, this family application is sending to the Au pair with all the relevant information, conditions of work, family members and where they live. Later we coordinate an interview with both (Au pair and Family). Of course, we advise the Au pair about the trip, travel, what to do in emergencies…

Health Insurance Information

Every citizen with Spanish nationality who wishes to travel to any country of the European Community requires having the valid ID or valid passport. Regarding to medical care, you must apply at any Social Security office the European Health Card, as the Au pair will travel with a contracted health insurance from their country of origin. We recommend the Au pair to have a fund of 300€ to anticipate the unexpected.

We have a Health Insurance which our Au pairs can hire with us (Medical Assistance, Accidents, R.C. and Repatriation). Check covers and prices next link:

Obligations from the family

Give a family atmosphere to the Au pair, integrating him/her in the family; provide the Au pair a treatment as a member of the family. Maintenance, housing and monthly remuneration.

The Au pair has the right to enjoy free time every day to attend classes, study or leisure activities, plus one day and a half or 2 days off a week.

Rights and Obligations of the Au pair

The teeneger recives form the family life, room, board and weekly pay for personal expenses. He/she will have free hours to attend class, study and/or recreation, plus day and a half free per week or two full days, depends on each family.

In exchange: the teenager helps with the care and supervision of the children, accompanying them to school and walkings, bathing and feeding them, and helping with small household chores, such as dust, cooking, vacuuming the house, tender and ironing clothes, pick up dishes… as that if she/he was the eldest daughter/son in the family.

The assistance provided by the Au pair, is 30 hours a week, plus 2 nights of babysitting. If special circumstances the Au pair makes more hours of the regulated, the family and the Au pair will make an agreement so she can enjoy those hours at other time.