Granny Au pair

It’s a new concept meant to bring together the experienced woman between 45 and 70, the Au pair granny, and the Host family in Germany and Europe. The usual au pair program age limits don’t apply to the Au pair granny.As visa regulations are more complicated overseas, the concept of an Au pair granny so far only exists in countries of the European Union. Unlike the classic au pair program, where girls and boys both can participate, the concept of an Au pair granny is only for women. It is not known if an Au pair grandfather ever worked in a Host family and the agencies so far only place older women as Au pair grannies.


  1. You should be happy with who you are.
  2. You should be single.
  3. You should be curious, flexible and creative.
  4. You should be active and full of energy.
  5. You should be willing to learn and be tolerant.
  6. You should have the time to fully commit to your new task.

Expenses as Granny Au pair

As an Au pair granny you have to take out your international health insurance and also pay for it. It is also not exactly clear if you live with the host family. It also could be that you live in a little bed and breakfast or in a hotel close to the Host family.

There is no legal framework for Au pair grannies and you have to see the details as Au pair granny directly with the Host family. As an Au pair granny you are basically the substitute grandmother abroad.

Granny Au pair Duties

The main idea of an Au pair granny is that an experienced, curious and energetic woman helps the Host family. Just like the classic Au pair as an Au pair granny you should be part of the host family.

You add to the family as well as you enjoy living with a young family. Your duties as an Au pair granny are very similar to the classic Au pair duties. Often, both parents of the Host family work so they need somebody to fill in the gap and take care of the children lovingly.


Young girl doing handicrafts with grandmother

Granny Au pair Fees

  1. Summer Au pair 2 to 3 months total price 150€.
  2. Winter Au pair 3 months and up total price 350€.

Online Registration Fee 30€ (not refundable fee).

Once we found the Host family, the price to pay is 120€ in summer and 320€ in winter.

  1. Collecting Documents.
  2. Processing and finding a Host family.
  3. Guide for the interview with the Host family.
  4. Orientation and monitoring during the stay.
  5. Emergency email 24/7/365

Childcare as Granny Au pair

Taking care of the children as an Au pair granny can include the following:

  1. Play with the children.
  2. Bring the children to kindergarten or to school.
  3. Read to them, make handicrafts, do gymnastics.
  4. Help with the homework.
  5. Prepare meals.
  6. Feed the children.
  7. Wash and bathe them, help them brush their teeth.
  8. Change diapers, potty training.
  9. Wake up the children and bring them to bed.
  10. Clean up.
  11. Do laundry, iron.
  12. Vacuum.
  13. Dust.
  14. Open the windows to let fresh air in.
  15. Take care of the pets.
  16. Go shopping.
  17. Wash the dishes.
  18. Take care of the house.Please keep in mind that many house holds have house keepers so as an Au pair granny your main task is to take care of the children. Talk about this with your Host family beforehand.

Salary as Granny Au pair

Staying abroad as an Au pair granny is more like a private trip. Neither your travel expenses as an Au pair granny are payed for nor will you receive a salary or pocket money as an Au pair granny. Often, as an Au pair granny you get different rewards, for example food and drinks, theater tickets, transportation tickets, entrances …! There are many options.