The Netherlands

Become an au pair in The Netherlands

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Becoming an Au Pair in The Netherlands is an affordable international educational experience that will enhance your resume through practical experience. And when you return home, imagine the kind of job you can get when you list this experience.


  • $350 flat fee for 12 months.


  • Take care of the children during scheduled hours.
  • Help the children with their homework and assist in keeping children’s rooms and play areas clean.
  • Prepare snacks and meals for the children and drop them off or pick them up from school or activities.
  • Keep your private bedroom tidy.
  • Don't keep late hours that will disturb your host family without their permission.


  • Be between the ages of 18 and 25. (Female Au Pairs are placed quickly, while male Au Pairs can take a bit longer to be placed.)
  • Have previous childcare/babysitting experience with references and a genuine love of children.
  • Commit to 10-12 months as an au pair in The Netherlands.
  • Provide a medical statement and a background check.
  • Be interviewed by phone or Zoom to be accepted by the family.
  • Driving experience is not required, but the ability to ride a bike is.  (Many families have cargo bikes that require a minimum rider height of 5’1″.)

What You Will Earn

  • A stipend of €300 (Euros) per month for up to 30 hours of babysitting and light housework.  The stipend can be up to €340 per month if you are over 20 and have at least two years of college and extensive childcare experience.
  • You could earn over $4,000 for the year and have all of your living expenses covered.
  • Receive two days off per week, plus you are entitled to two weeks off as paid holidays.
  • After your arrival, you will receive a timetable with duties and working days/hours, so you know exactly the working time. The family should respect your time off. 


  • Personalized placement with a carefully screened host family. In other words, a place to call home in The Netherlands.
  • A private room and full board. In addition to your monthly stipend, you're getting your room and board free.
  • Local support in The Netherlands, 24/7.
  • Pre-departure materials.
  • International insurance is paid for by your host family.
  • Use of a bike and mobile phone (the family will provide you with a €10 credit for the first month on the mobile phone.
  • Assistance in identifying a suitable Dutch language school near the host family if you want to learn the language.  And financial assistance for the courses.
  • Costs of the au pair visa.

Not Included

  • Airfare to and from The Netherlands.
  • Meals when you're away from the host family and traveling independently.
  • Spending money for personal expenses.

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