About our agency

Au Pair International is a trusted, proactive and energetic Au Pair agency. Au Pair International opened its doors in 2010. During this period the reputation of Au Pair agencies and the connotation to Au Pairs, was rather negative. It was felt among host families and Au Pairs that their existing agencies did not provide them with the support and guidance they needed. Stories appeared in the media saying that some Au Pairs were being exploited and were treated as modern slaves. It’s Au Pair International’s goal to reverse this negative connotation. Au Pair International want to provide Au Pairs and host families with a pleasant and culturally enriched year, by providing both the host families and Au Pairs with the support and guidelines needed to make this a great experience.

Shortly after the agency of Au Pair International was founded, the Immigration and Naturalization Service  (IND) made Au Pair International a Legal Recognised sponsor/mediation agency for the Au Pair program. This means that we meet all the quality requirements that the government sets for all mediation agencies. This seal of approval gives Au Pair International authorisation to submit the application for Au Pair visas and residence permits to a special fast-track service.

In 2012 Au Pair International were approached to participate in a TV programme called “Always Something going on”, to show how an Au Pair year is ideally completed. In 2013 we as Au Pair International received an award from the platform FAMBIZZ, for being one of the best agencies of this industry in The Netherlands. In 2015 Au Pair International became a preferred partner of AuPairWorld, the world’s leading online matching website for host families and Au Pairs. In 2016 Au Pair International became AuPairWorld’s exclusive partner for the whole of The Netherlands.

We pride ourselves on our professional service delivery, by providing fast and accurate information. Our staff is exceptionally involved in this programme and contribute a lot of time and energy to insure that the exchange year is a success. We inform you about everything involved in attempting an exchange year, including the obstacles that might occur and the challenges that might come your way. Throughout this whole process we as the Au Pair International team will always be ready to assist our clients, host families and Au Pairs alike.

The office of Au Pair International is situated in Leek (near Groningen). However, we offer our services throughout the whole of The Netherlands.