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Au pair Netherlands


As an au pair in the Netherlands, you will experience true European Culture and Lifestyle.

You will become a valued family member and meet many new friends. Au pairs will live with a family for a period of 12 months. During this year au pairs will be able to travel and gain valuable life experience.

OVC works hand in hand with our overseas agents in order to ensure each au pair has a successful and enjoyable year abroad. Our partners carefully screen the host families, prior to selection and arrival of the au pair.

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Working Conditions/Benefits
- Maximum of 30 hours per week, inclusive of a possible 3 nights a week babysitting
- Light household chores such as laundry, dusting, ironing and vacuuming
- 2 Days off per week
- At least one weekend off per month
- 12 month contract
- Pocket money of 300 Euros per month
- 2 weeks paid vacation (per 12 months)
- Private room and food provided
- Contribution of 320 Euros for a Dutch language course once in the Netherlands
- Support by local agency
- Monthly activities hosted by Netherlands agency  
- Local network for au pairs
- Optional First Aid Course / Orientation - terms and conditions apply


- Females aged 18 - 25 years (South African and EU passport holders only)
- Be single and have no children
- Completed Matric              
- Childcare experience and references
- Be in good health and have a clear police record  
- Be able to ride a bicycle and be able to swim
- Holding a valid drivers license is a bonus as this makes a strong applicant
- Speaking Dutch is a bonus
- Original Unabridged Birth Certificate with an apostille
- TB testing (please chat to a Crew Member about this as it depends on which partner your application is sent to)

* Only vaccinated travellers will be considered on the Au Pair Netherlands program. (WHO Recognised Vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson). Participants would need to be vaccinated by departure.

Start/Finish Dates

Au pairs depart from January through to December.

Visa Info

Visas are applied for in the Netherlands by the host family and take approximately 2 weeks to one month to be approved.


Admin fee 34 Euros
Other fees R165.00 police clearance
Visa fees Free
Travel Insurance Free
Airfare (approx) 520 Euros or R7000 - R12 000 (Depending on your placement)
Recommended Spending Money 300 Euros


OVC will assist with all paperwork and visa needs. All fees for the interview and application process are non-refundable. Once placed in a family, OVC will assist with the application to obtain your visa. Once you have your visa, we will assist in the booking of your airline ticket and you will be on your way to the Netherlands.

More Info

Au pairing is an enriching and rewarding experience. It teaches young people to become independent and gain valuable life experience. The program is recommended to any young South African who has a great love for children and would like the opportunity to experience a lifestyle and culture different to their own. As an au pair, you will have some free time in which to travel and see the sights of the Netherlands and the rest of Europe. In the Netherlands, one of the most popular modes of transport is by bicycle, so try and practice as much as possible before departure as this will become your favourite mode of transport! This experience will open up a world of opportunities and help shape your future.

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