Au pair in the Netherlands

What is an Au Pair in the Netherlands?

what is an au pair

An Au Pair in the Netherlands is a young single person between the ages of 18-31, who lives with a family in the Netherlands for a period of 12 months. The Au pair helps with general housework and childcare in exchange for room, board and pocket money (stipend.)
The Au Pair program is one of cultural/educational exchange.
The Au Pair is given the opportunity to experience the culture of the country that he/she is in. In return, the Au Pair will be asked to perform general household duties (washing and tidying up, laundry, ironing, cooking etc.) and to take care of the host children for a maximum of 30 hours per week. The Au Pair is not an employee but a member of the family and will be treated as such.


About the Netherlands

The first things that usually come to mind when you think of Holland are tulips, clogs, canals, windmills, cheese, and Amsterdam. However, the Kingdom of the Netherlands is much more than that! Did you know that Holland is the most densely populated country in Europe? The capital is in fact Amsterdam, but the seat of the government is situated in The Hague. In the local markets, you can dine on delicious Dutch delicacies such as stroopwafels and kroket or even tantalize your taste buds with haring. Did you know that the Dutch are known for the color orange? Why, may you ask? It is because it is the color of their royal family, the House of Orange. That is why they dress in orange and paint their faces for big events such as soccer matches or the Olympics. On April 27th, the Dutch celebrate King’s Day which is their biggest public holiday! The Dutch are known for their directness and their tolerance of others.

Do you qualify?

do you qualify

  • You must be between the ages of 18-31 years old.
  • Driver’s license is preferred but not mandatory.
  • Have good childcare or baby-sitting experience.
  • Having a genuine love and interest for children.
  • Being able to ride a bike and/or drive.
  • Fluent in English and good knowledge of Afrikaans.
  • Be in good health (only non-smokers are accepted.)
  • Not married and no children of your own.
  • No criminal record.
  • Willingness to explore and experience a different country and culture.

What is included in the program:

What is included in the Au pair program


  • Screened host family.
  • House-o-Orange Au Pairs to answer all yourquestions before and during your stay.
  • Membership of the Orange Au Pair Club.
  • In-person pre departure training coursehosted in either Cape Town or Johannesburg.
  • Room and board.
  • Language course.
  • Monthly pocket money of €340.
  • €10 phone allowance per month.What is included in the Au pair program
  • Medical Insurance cover for 12 months.
  • 12 months visa included.

Program fee:

Au Pair training

  • Registration Fee – R600.
  • First Flight Fee – R3500 (to be paid before the au pair course).
  • Second Flight Fee – R3500 (to be paid after match and before departure.
  • Additional costs – costs involved for applying for a passport, police clearance and birth certificate.

Au Pair Training

We offer an exclusive 2-day pre-departure au pair training course. The training course will help you to become a great au pair and prepare you for what to expect once abroad. It will also assist you in how to live with a host family and how to communicate with them.
The course is split into two days; one day for First Aid training and one day for the Au pair training section. When you complete the course successfully, you will receive two certificates which qualifies you to become an Au pair.

Application process:

  • Contact HOO RSA to receive the necessary information and documents.
  • Once your application form has been approved, schedule your interview with HOO.
  • Send all documentation required to build your profile, prior to your interview date.
  • Apply for all other official required documents such as your passport, police clearance, UBC etc.
  • Complete Au Pair pre-departure training (this can be done prior or after your confirmed matched, depending on training availability).
  • Match with a host family.
  • Visa appointment & collection.
  • Get ready for departure.application process
  • Travel to the Netherlands.

This is your chance of a life time to become part of the BEST program in Holland!!!

Experience of a House o Orange Au Pair in the Netherlands


} Our office hours are:
Mon - Thu  : 08.30-17.00
Friday only : 08.30-16.00

Elandi Lochner – Senior Manager
021 553 3638

Stephanie Oosthuizen – Program Manager
021 553 3638