Au Pair Requirements in Spain

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Spain, with its rich cultural heritage and warm climate, is a popular destination for au pairs. Joining an au pair program in Spain offers young individuals the chance to immerse themselves in Spanish culture while providing essential support to host families.


To become an au pair or host family in Spain, certain criteria must be met.

Requirements for Au Pairs

To qualify as an au pair in Spain, you must meet the following conditions:
  • Aged between 18 and 30 years old.

  • Unmarried and without children.

  • Able to afford the trip to Spain.

  • Have valid health insurance for the entire stay.

  • Speak Spanish and wish to improve your language skills.

  • Not a Spanish citizen.

  • Spanish is not your native language.

Requirements for Host Families

Host families in Spain must meet the following criteria:
  • At least one child under 18 lives in the household.

  • Provide a separate room for the au pair.

  • Expect the au pair to help with childcare and light household chores.

  • Speak Spanish in daily family life.

  • The family and the au pair must not have the same nationality.


  • Spanish


Spain provides a vibrant environment for cultural exchange between au pairs and host families. Meeting these requirements ensures a rewarding and enriching experience for both parties.

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