Becoming an au pair in the Netherlands – What are the requirements? What does the process consists of? Which documents do you need, and what exactly are you going to do as an au pair? In short, how do you become an au pair in the Netherlands?
Who wouldn’t want to become an au pair in the Netherlands? When you stay with a Dutch host family as an au pair, you will feel part of the family in no time!
Of course, there are important conditions that you must meet as an au pair. We have listed the most important ones below.
Conditions to start working as an au pair in the Netherlands:
- You are between 18-25 years old;
- You are unmarried and have no children;
- This is your first time going to the Netherlands as an au pair.
Process of becoming an au pair in the Netherlands
To enter the Netherlands, you need to follow these steps depending on if you’re from an EU country or a non EU country.
Are you from an EU country?
Step 1: Find a host family
Step 2: The family chooses a recognized au pair agency in the Netherlands
Step 3: Au pair registers with the local town council
Are you from a non EU country?
Step 1: Find an au pair or host family
Step 2: A valid passport
Step 3: The family chooses a recognized au pair agency in the Netherlands – Hi! Nice to meet you 🙂
Step 4: The agency starts an Entry and Residence (TEV) Procedure
Step 5: Collect your visa (MVV) and resident permit (VVR)
Step 6: Au pair registers with the local town council
Step 7: Medical examination
The au pair contract contains rules and decisions made between the au pair and host family. Both parties need to sign the contract before the au pair travels to the Netherlands.
In the Netherlands, au pairs are not permitted to work more than 30 hours per week and should have at least 2 days off per week. Aside from these two days, they also are entitled to two weeks of paid holiday.
What do you earn as an au pair in the Netherlands?
Au pairs receive between 300 and 340 euros per month in the Netherlands.
Are you ready for a new challenge?
So, you now know what the requirements are and what the process to become an au pair in the Netherlands consists of. All you have to think about now is the foreign adventure that awaits you!