About us

Au Pair International was founded in 2010 with the mission to make a difference! At the time, the au pair industry was plagued by rapidly emerging and disappearing shadowy agencies which often did not have the care of potentially vulnerable au pairs as their top priority. With an extensive system of monitoring and cultural activities and a committed team, Au Pair International wanted to form a stable and reliable factor.  

The fact that this could also be approved by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND) was demonstrated by the fact that we obtained the status of Recognised Sponsor soon after our establishment. This means that we meet the quality requirements that the government sets for au pair agencies. And that we are authorized to submit applications for au pair visas and residence permits to the IND according to an accelerated procedure. 

Perhaps even more proud of the fact that in 2015, after an extensive selection procedure, we were the only au pair agency in the Netherlands to be named 'preferred partner' of AuPairWorld. AuPairWorld is the global market leader in the field of online mediation between host families and au pairs. AuPairWorld believes that their motto 'we connect, we care' is best conveyed in the Netherlands by Au Pair International.    

Au Pair International is located in Leek (Groningen). However, we work nationally and our events also take place throughout the Netherlands. We have a diverse and internationally composed team, where everyone feels responsible to ensure each au pair placement a success.

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