For Au Pairs

We are welcoming Au Pair applicants who meet the following qualifications

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Single with no child

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Is aged between 18 to 28 years old, and can speak English fluently

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Is independent, mature, creative, patient, and is very passionate about working with children

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Can cook at least a simple meal

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Does not mind doing light household chores

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Is a college graduate or equivalent

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Have had previous childcare experience proven through references

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Please note that the applicants are not allowed to pay more than 34 Euros for registration, screening & training

Seven interesting facts about The Netherlands

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Why go to the Netherlands?

As an Au Pair, you will take part in the everyday life of a Dutch family. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience a different culture and to see a different part of the world. The Netherlands is known for its elaborate canal system and the country’s elevation is below sea level. It is a very tolerant and liberal country and most importantly, it is a great place to live on.

With the family or in your own free time, you may visit the many beautiful parks, Dutch towns, historical sites, festivals, and famous museums. You will have the perfect chance to improve your cycling skills as most people get around by bicycle. As an Au Pair, you will not just be a tourist or a spectator; instead, you will experience The Netherlands like you never thought was possible. While it is a small country, it is full of life and a worthwhile place to spend a year on!

What exactly does an au pair do?

As an Au Pair, you will live as a member of the family. Your responsibilities will be to look after the children and help with simple household duties. In return, you will receive pocket money as well as a free room and board. Au Pairs work no more than 30 hours per week and have two days off. Your duties and working hours will vary depending on the age of the children and the needs of the family.

What will you receive as an Au Pair?

Room/Board: In the family’s home, you are entitled to a private bedroom free of charge.

Pocket money: The pocket money amounts to a minimum of €300 and a maximum of €340 per month.

Language course: You have the opportunity to take Dutch classes in your spare time, or other courses that you find suitable. The Host Family will shoulder the costs of only up to €350.

Insurance: Basic health insurance is required for all residents of the Netherlands. Your Host Family will help you arrange it upon your arrival. Some Host Families may choose to arrange an Au Pair insurance policy in combination with the basic plan, which covers you during travel and in case of emergencies.

Travel Expenses: Depending on the agreement between you and the Host Family, the travel costs will either be split between both parties or be paid in full by either the Host Family or yourself.

You cannot come to the Netherlands without an official IND sponsored agency (Erkend Referent IND) like Sunshine Au Pair. Au Pairs with European nationalities do not need an Au Pair visa or residence permit. However, they would still need an authorized agency like Sunshine Au Pair to legally join the Au Pair Program in the Netherlands. The Au Pair program in the Netherlands is set under strict legal conditions. These are set up to protect you as an Au Pair in the Netherlands.

You cannot come to the Netherlands without an official IND sponsored agency (Erkend Referent IND) like Sunshine Au Pair. Au Pairs with European nationalities do not need an Au Pair visa or residence permit. However, they would still need an authorized agency like Sunshine Au Pair to legally join the Au Pair Program in the Netherlands. The Au Pair program in the Netherlands is set under strict legal conditions. These are set up to protect you as an Au Pair in the Netherlands.

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