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Everything you need to know about becoming an au pair in the Netherlands

Date: 23/03/2022
Author: Nanny Nina
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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?

Requirements

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

Contract

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.

Days off

In the Netherlands, au pairs are not permitted to work more than 30 hours per week, and at least 2 days off per week. Aside from these two days, they also are entitled to two weeks paid holiday.

 

find au pair in france such as this lovely lady standing on the beach in spain or find au pair in Italy

 

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!

Curious about our other countries? We are also looking for au pairs who want to go to Italy, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, France or Ireland

 

find au pair jobs in italy so you can drive around on a vespa like the girl in this picture