Would you like to look for a suitable Au Pair candidate on your own? We recommend the website AuPairWorld is the largest online Au Pair platform in the world, it offers host families and Au Pairs the opportunity to look for suitable matches. Au Pairs and host families can create a profile, submit communication requests and find the best suitable candidates for the exchange year. AuPairworld has declared Au Pair International a ‘preferred partner’ for the Au Pair program in The Netherlands.

Once you have found a suitable candidate, you can use the self-match service of Au Pair International. We offer this kind of service to Au Pairs from North, Central and South America, (Eastern) Europe, Australia, New Zealand and certain countries in Africa and Asia (not the Philippines).

With our self-match service you and the Au Pair you have chosen can take full advantage of our cultural exchange program. We screen your Au Pair candidate on the following: language skills, social skills, health, his/her affinity to work with children and light housework. We ensure that the expectations of both parties correlate. We take care of the application of the visa and / or residence permit for the Au Pair and we provide advise on the flight tickets and the required insurance.
In addition Au Pair International will help you create the Au Pair schedule. We provide the Au Pair with different excursions throughout the exchange year to make it a memorable experience. Au Pair International offers all year round support and advice to both parties. We provide the Au Pair with contact information of other Au Pairs in his/her area, so that the Au Pairs can enjoy the year and the excursions with new friends.

We encourage you to look for these characteristics when selecting the candidate:

  • The candidate can be between the ages of 18-30 years.
  • The main reason for the stay of the applicant in The Netherlands must be solely to experience a cultural exchange year.
  • The candidate’s English language skills should show that he/she has mastered the language and can fully communicate in English.
  • The candidate must have a good Internet connection (at home or at an internet cafe), an email address and a Skype address.
  • The candidate should not have previously worked (abroad) for the host family applying for an Au Pair.
  • The candidate must not have a record of staying in The Netherlands with a residence permit.
  • The candidate must not constitute a danger to public order and national security.
  • The Au Pair has no family or relationship to the third degree with one of the members of the host family.

Want to know more about our self-match service?
You can e-mail or phone and request our comprehensive Guide for host families on the Self-match service.