Why host an au pair?

Why host an au pair?

The decision to host an au pair makes it much easier for the host family to organise their work and private life. Together with the au pair, you draw up an appropriate weekly schedule, taking into account that the au pair may not work more than 30 hours per week and a maximum of 8 hours per day.

What does an au pair do?

What you can have the au pair do: care for your children (get them dressed, feed them); take them to and pick them up from school and/or daycare; take them to the playground, park or beach; run errands; light household tasks; prepare simple meals; help with homework.

The advantages:

  • Work and private life in balance
  • Your children are in their own familiar environment
  • Your children learn to deal with a different culture, customs and rules
  • Your children grow up with a second language

Au pair selection criteria

The motivation to be a good au pair means that he/she meets the following conditions:

  • Empathy
  • Flexible and service-oriented
  • Understands people/children
  • Speaks good English
  • Has a cheerful personality
  • Wants to be part of the family and a nice social life
  • Is reliable
  • Obviously loves children
  • Is eager to learn and curious about the Dutch culture
  • Provides safety and security
  • Is self-confident

We also select our au pairs on the basis of the following requirements:

  • Completed education, secondary school or higher
  • A valid passport
  • A birth certificate
  • A medical certificate stating that you are in good health
  • A certificate of conduct
  • Awareness declaration
  • Background declaration
  • A declaration of marital status
  • Experience with children and/or babies
  • At least 2 good references (childcare and character references)
  • Recent photographs
  • A valid driving licence (if desired); an au pair may only drive in the Netherlands for 6 months
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