An au pair is in charge of taking care of the children. He or she will get food and accommodation provided by the family free of charge, and a small allowance in addition (sort of pocket money). Being an au pair is an ideal way to get a first impression and understand the Dutch culture and lifestyle. In the Netherlands, you need to be between 18 and 25 years to be an au pair.
There are a number of conditions that both host family and the prospective au pair need to fulfill before making the move to the Netherlands. For more detailed information on documents and conditions, costs and time involved click on the following link.
The au pair is an extra pair of hands to help you take care of your children. Having said that, an au pair is not a professional nanny. She will have some basic skills and can look after children but for any specialized care or concerns, please ensure that you have the right person on the job. In general, an au pair does the following:
The family has to welcome the au pair in thinking that she is not an employee but a home help for the children. Therefore they will make sure:
Her possessions should also be registered on the house insurance.
If you want to register as an au pair or as a family, you can contact:
You can also consult:
Usually agencies will ask registration fees from the family, the au pair or both.
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