About Us

Sunshine Au Pair offers service throughout the whole of The Netherlands. Most of our host families are located in The Hague (Den Haag), Amsterdam and Utrecht. We focus mainly on placing au pairs from Asia, but we do place au pairs from all over the world. Please visit our Costs web page for more information on our services and fees.

Sunshine Au Pair is a recognized au-pair agency of the Dutch Immigration Office. The main goal of the au pair program is cultural exchange. Besides supporting the family or caring for the elderly, an au pair offers the opportunity to get in touch with new cultures and languages. It is an amazing experience for everyone involved and a perfect boost for personal development. For more information, please feel free to Contact Us directly.

Lucy Lu founded Sunshine Au Pair at the beginning of 2012. With her Dutch partner Rens Hartkamp, Lucy knows from their experience all the nuances of inviting an au pair. They have developed profound insights into the cultural differences and expectations of host families and au pairs. Lucy had a previous position as an au pair in The Netherlands. She works full time for the agency and has two daughters.

Veena Joseph has joined our team as our HR and Marketing Consultant. She has diverse experience in the service sector for 6 plus years (Banking, Education & NPO) in the Netherlands. Her role enables us have productive, happy and developed Au pairs and satisfied host families. She has her Master’s in Business Administration and Diploma in Counseling and Coaching. We are stoked to have her onboard and we are confident to attain greater heights for Sunshine.

Rose is a globetrotter who raised on the island of Bonaire and became a language expert thanks to her Bachelor’s Degree studies of International Business & Languages at the Avans University of Applied Sciences in ‘s-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands. She is also a French Master’s Degree of Business & Sales graduate from the IUP Annecy University in France. She works part time as a tour guide. Since the summer of 2020 she has joined the team to give support to the international inquiries and assist with other office/administration related tasks.

Grace is the Local Manager for Sunshine Au Pair. She is a nurse by profession and has an extensive experience in sales, marketing and account management for 9 years in the field of Financial Technology and the Hospitality Industry. Her role is to develop and maintain quality candidates that will be suitable for the program. Grace is currently based in the Philippines.

Maia works as a Coordinator for Sunshine Au Pair. Her role is to facilitate the procedure for getting a visa at the Dutch embassy abroad, and staying in contact with the au pairs during their stay, answering their queries and guiding them while they are in the Netherlands. Maia was an au pair under Sunshine Au Pair in 2017 and is now based in the Philippines.


Sunshine Au Pair is a recognized au-pair agency of the Dutch Immigration Office.