Our au pair team guides and helps you through the process of becoming an au pair. We make sure everything is legal and safe for you and your host family, so you have an amazing, carefree time together. It’s quite the adventure for both the au pair and the host family, we get that, so we’re available for any questions or worries. We’ve got you!
Read everything about the legal stuff, application demands, matching process, host family and life of an au pair below.
We love to meet you!
Michelle, Hannah, Laura and Jasmijn
Awesome and Amazing!???? I’d say I had an awesome and wonderful experience because the team is composed of amazing people. They were in constant communication with me from the very beginning until now that I’ve arrived here in the Netherlands. Michelle was just so helpful in everything and so with Erin and Ritsya. Everything just flows smoothly with the process and assures you with what’s going to happen next. Thank you Nanny Nina!
Mostly your visit abroad is seen as a cultural exchange, but because you get to live with a family ‘for free’ you’d also help with taking care of the kids and the household.
You help your host family with:
You have about 30 work hours per week, this depends on the legislation of the country you’d wish to visit. In the time you don’t work, you’re free to discover the culture, people and country. Doing fun things with other au pairs will be the highlight of your stay!
Okay, we don’t like to brag or anything, but we often hear that we are super involved and know what’s up with the legislation laws. It’s an exciting adventure and we guide you in every step.
It can always happen that you don’t click. This is why you discuss a notice agreement. Usually this is 1 or 2 months. This actually almost never happens because you get to know your family beforehand. If you don’t click, we’ll go look for another family!
It differs between countries what you get. In the Netherlands this is legally set to 300-340 euros per month. In other countries it’s sometimes higher or lower, you can google the country which you’d like to visit and look it up. You can find a bigger list below on this page.
Yes, you get 2 weeks of paid leave. You can discuss with your host family when you want to have time off and if that works with their planning. Also the weekends are usually off!
Depending on the country you go to, you receive an allowance (pocketmoney) between 300 & 700 euros per month. Aside from the allowance you also get board & lodging and usually compensation for using a phone and traveling.
|Australia||200 – 250 AUD per week|
|Austria||438.05 EUR per month|
|Belgium||450 EUR per month|
|Canada||330 CAD per week (depending on the regional minimum wage, see Info Canada for further info)|
|Denmark||4.000 DKK per month|
|Finland||280 EUR minimum per month after tax|
|France||Au pair EU: between 271,50 and 325,80 EUR per month – Au pair non-EU : minimum 320 EUR per month|
|Germany||280 EUR per month|
|Ireland||minimum wage (please go to Info Ireland for further info)|
|Iceland||ISK 10.000 per week|
|Italy||250 – 300 EUR per month|
|Luxembourg||approx. 480 – 500 EUR per month|
|Netherlands||300 EUR – 340 EUR maximum per month|
|New Zealand||170 – 230 NZD per week|
|Norway||5.000 NOK per month|
|South Africa||1.500 – 3.000 ZAR per month|
|Spain||70 EUR minimum per week|
|Sweden||3.500 SEK per month|
|Switzerland||500 – 750 CHF net per month depending on the individual canton|
|United Kingdom||80 – 85 GBP per week|
|USA||195,75 USD minimum per week|