For Host Families

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

Sunshine Au Pair prepares invitations specifically tailored to your family needs, after which we start our stringent au pair selection process. The candidate au pairs are thoroughly vetted. We 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 experience looking after siblings and/or with baby-sitting.

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

Sunshine Au Pair provides high-quality service. Quality means a successful au pair placement that meets the expectations of both 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 are looking for an au pair to join our family

It is our pleasure to help you with finding a ‘right’ Au Pair. We would like to know your expectation from the Au Pair first, please send us an e-mail to or call us at +31 (0) 618981806, or confirm a Skype talk on a date and date that suits you, or confirm an intake at your house.

Based on your requirements, wishes and needs, we send through possible candidates that suit your needs by e-mail. We then schedule Skype conversations for you with the candidates of your choice. If you have found your ideal Au Pair, there is a match!

We found an Au Pair by ourselves

At the self-matched 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 the candidate knows the Dutch au pair program, the rules of being an Au Pair in the Netherlands. We do need to introduce us, Sunshine Au Pair agency to your chosen Au Pair, explain the Au Pair program in details to her, and 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 the registration of the Au Pair and the host family is completed, 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 Follow the approval of the request, guide the procure to get the visa at Dutch embassy aboard. We will assist in obtaining the ticket and required insurance. It can be done within 1 month in total, or longer…

What more does Sunshine Au Pair do?

Guiding and staying in touch with host families and au pairs during the whole duration of their stay. Supervising the exchange year, monitoring the relationship between the host family and the au pair, orangnizing at least 6 events for au pairs, 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 family one more time,

  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 gives benefit to your 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 new cultures, developing their selves…etc. It is ‘ A win-win’ program.


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

Just like everyone in the Netherlands, the au pair has to have health care insurance.

We would like to host an Au Pair