How old can / should an au pair be?



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Most au pairs are between 18 and 30 years old. As au pair visa regulations differ from country to country, please check the list below for information on au pair age in your favourite host country.

Australia 18 - 30 years old
Austria EU: 18 - 30 / Non-EU: 18 - 28 years old
Belgium 18 - 25 years old
Canada 18 - 30 years old
Denmark 17 - 29 years old
Finland 17 - 30 years old
France 17 - 30 years old
Germany EU: 17 - 30 / Non-EU: 18 - 26 years old
Iceland 18 - 25 years old
Ireland 18 - 30 years old
Italy 18 -30 years old
Luxembourg 18 -30 years old
Netherlands 18 - 30 years old
New Zealand 18 - 30 years old
Norway 18 - 30 years old
South Africa 18 - 24 years old
Spain 17 - 30 years old
Sweden 18 - 30 years old
Switzerland EU: 17 - 30 / Non-EU: 18 - 25 years old
United Kingdom 17 - 30 years old
USA 18 - 26 years old
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