Want to experience the Netherlands?✈️
Become an au pair!
Au pair adventure something for you? Are you between the ages of 18 and 31 and ready for an adventure abroad? Then you are the au pair we’re looking for!
Is becoming an au pair something for you?
Are you planning a gap year or are you simply ready for a new challenge? As an au pair, you get to travel the world in a truly enriching way. You live with a family in their home for free and help to look after their children and do light housework for a maximum of 30 hours a week in return but you also have a lot of free time to explore the country. The hosts give you a private bedroom, a travel card, a mobile phone allowance, and also cover your health insurance. You don’t have to worry about food bills, rent or internet contracts. Get to know the Netherlands traveling solo or with other au pairs and make friends for life!
How does our au pair agency help becoming an au pair?
Nanny Nina offers you guidance and assistance with every step towards becoming an au pair and we ensure your safety and happiness throughout your stay in the Netherlands.
We are official Dutch government IND sponsors so if you need a visa, we walk you through the application so all you have to do is have a valid passport and be willing to pick it up with the permit sticker!
We understand that you will have a lot of questions about the requirements, application and matching process, the family, and life in the Netherlands. We are always just an email or phone call away!
We make sure that everything is legal and safe for you and your host family to enjoy a wonderful time together, sharing your culture, and experiencing something new.
Nanny Nina offers training to help you grow as a person and helps you solve any problems that may arise in your time with a family. We’ve got your back every step of the way.
A day in the life of an au pair
What criteria must I meet in order to be an Au Pair?
You must be between the ages of 18 and 31. Do you speak multiple languages? A high level of spoken English will give you an advantage. These are the top 5 qualities host families in the Netherlands often look for :
3. Good with kids.
5. Able to ride a bike.
What will you do as an Au Pair?
You mainly go abroad for the experience, for "cultural exchange." But... since you live with a family (for free), you can naturally contribute to the household! For a maximum of 30 hours a week, you help prepare the children for school, and then pick them up, help with homework and make them dinner sometimes. While the children are in school you have time for yourself. Or if the children are young then you are busy with the kids during the day, and free on weekends to discover the country with other au pairs or alone, if you prefer.
Does it cost money to become an Au Pair?
It is free to register with Nanny Nina.
To pass the screening process, we require some documents. You pay for
1. legalizing your birth certificate: getting an apostille stamp
2. a medical check-up
3. a police background check/certificate of good conduct
4. your ticket to the Netherlands.
How does it work with passport and visa?
You make sure your passport is valid for at least the entire time you would like to be abroad plus 90 days.
Once you register with Nanny Nina, you will be matched with a family.
If you are a citizen of a non-EU country, we apply for your visa and you just have to pick it up!
After you arrive in the Netherlands, you will have to register with the local council and visit the immigration office. We help you through the whole process.
Are there any time frames that need to be taken into consideration?
You can choose how long you want your adventure to be, but the minimum is 4 months. You can choose whether you want to be in the Netherlands for 4 months or 6 or, for example, a whole year! 12 months is the most common option because then you can really experience what it’s like to live abroad. In this way you naturally get to know the other culture!
The matching process takes about 3 weeks and the visa application process normally takes 2 weeks. \
Would you like more information about becoming an au pair via Nanny Nina?
Email us email@example.com
Love, Jasmijn Kok
Official Au Pair representative Nanny Nina