For Host Families

Having an au pair is an amazing experience for everyone involved and is a perfect boost for the personal development of the au pair. We extensively discuss your wishes and demands because finding the perfect match is highly important for us. We believe that an au pair will provide peace, flexibility, and stability to your family.

Sunshine Au Pair prepares invitations specifically tailored to your family needs, and after which, we will then start our stringent au pair selection process. The candidate au pairs are thoroughly vetted. We will then provide the host family with profiles of our au pairs together with copies of their reference documents. Our au-pairs are independent, reliable, positive and all have experiences in looking after siblings and/or with baby-sitting.

Our services will be available to you during the entire period of your au pair’s stay: You may call us 24/7.

Sunshine Au Pair provides high-quality service. Quality means a successful au pair placement that meets the expectations of both the host family and the au pair.

Quality service


Clarifying the expectations of the host family and the au pair


Assessing the suitability of the au pair and host
family’s situation


Supporting the host family and au pair during his/her


Offering opportunities to au pairs to broaden their cultural experience

We would like to host an Au Pair


We are looking for an au pair to join our family

It will be our pleasure to help you find the ‘right’ Au Pair. However, we would like to know your expectations from the Au Pair first so we would like to request you to send us an e-mail at or call us at +31 (0) 618981806 or confirm a Skype talk on a date that suits you or to confirm an intake at your house.

Based on your requirements, wishes, and needs, we will send you possible candidates that we think will suit your needs. We will then schedule Skype conversations for you and the candidates you have chosen. If you have found your ideal Au Pair, then there is a match!

We found an Au Pair on our own

With the self-match service, we will need to have a Skype talk with your chosen Au Pair candidate before confirming to work with your family. We need to make sure that the candidate knows the Dutch Au Pair program and the rules of being an Au Pair in the Netherlands. We will also introduce the Sunshine Au Pair agency to your chosen Au Pair, explain the Au Pair program in detail to her, and after which, we will request the necessary documents for the registration and application of the visa and/or the residence permit.

How long does the procedure take?

We work efficiently. After completing the registration of the Au Pair and the Host Family, we will request (if applicable) the application for the visa and/or residence permit from the Dutch IND office. It takes 10 working days to get an answer. We will follow-up on the approval of the request and guide the Au Pair in getting the visa at the Dutch embassy abroad. We will assist you in obtaining the ticket and the required insurance. It can be done within 1 month in total or longer if there are unavoidable circumstances.

What more does Sunshine Au Pair do?

Guiding and staying in touch with the Host Families and Au Pairs during the whole duration of their stay, supervising the whole exchange year, monitoring the relationship between the Host Family and the Au Pair, organizing at least 6 events for Au Pairs yearly, and providing 24/7 service to the Host Family and the Au Pair.

It is our first time to host an Au Pair.

We do always to ask the Host Families the following:

  1. Do you have experience in living with others?
  2. If not, are you ready with welcoming/opening your house to an Au Pair for a year?

The Au Pair program will benefit the family and the Au Pair. Your family will be introduced to a palette of cultures, languages, and new experiences. Having an Au Pair makes balancing family, life, and a career much easier. The Au Pair will travel to a whole new world, make new friends, learn new languages, experience different cultures, develop themselves, etc. It will be a win-win situation for both parties.

Does the au pair need to have health care insurance in the Netherlands?

Just like everyone in the Netherlands, the Au Pair is required to have health care insurance.