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Education and knowledge of the au pair

An au pair has:

  • at least had school education till the age of 17,
  • at least a good knowledge of English, French, Dutch or German,
  • experience in childcare,
  • a good health to be able to take care of children, and

A sense of responsibility and a sound attitude are of course important characteristics for an au pair to make the integration in the host family successful.

Our au pairs have at least a high school degree and most of them have also a college degree or university diploma. Some candidates followed an internship about Western culture or have already a first au pair experience in another country. Others have worked in a kindergarten or are a certified nurse.

The language skills of the au pairs are scrutinously evaluated by us.

Each candidate should write a motivation letter and provide at least two references. In the motivation letter the au pair will describe herself and explain why he or she wishes to become au pair. The references relate to the au pair’s childcare experience and character.