Cycle your way through Bitterballen, Stroopwafels, fries, pancakes, cheese and so much more! The Netherlands is the land of museums, the best place to explore history, art and everything in between. Take a picnic and rent a boat and explore the Amsterdam’s canals or enjoy the largest flower parade in the world in Zundert. Snack on cheese at an authentic cheese market in Woerden. No matter where you choose to go, there are endless experiences for you to enjoy in Netherlands.
The Au Pair Experience
The Au Pair experience duration is 12 months. Hopscotch Travel ensures you’re placed with a safe host family, enabling you to immerse yourself authentically in Dutch living. Host families offer accommodation (a private room within their home) and meals during your entire stay.
- 18-25 years old
- Extensive hours of childcare experience
- Grade 12 or equivalent
- Understand and speak English well
- Commit for 12 months
- Can swim and ride a bicycle
- Be in good health. Only non-smokers are accepted
- A valid Passport (or proof that you have applied for one)
- Unmarried & no kids of your own
- No criminal record
- Work roughly 30 hours per week
- Transport the children to and from school and arrange playdates
- Prepare meals
- Assist with homework
- Assist with general child-related chores, such as laundry, tidying the children’s bedrooms and play area
Included in this experience:
COSTS PAID BEFORE DEPARTURE
SIGN UP FEE (non refundable): R 1,500
PLACEMENT FEE: R 9,500
VISA HANDLING FEE: R 2,500
REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS (police clearance, medical, passport, unabridged birth and non marital certificates): R 2,000
DUTCH LANGUAGE COURSE (contribution paid in Netherlands): R 6,100
The amounts shown above are estimates and may very according to price changes.
How to apply
The form below is the official Au Pair Application form. Please complete this form thoughtfully, and we’ll begin processing your application. If you wish to explore other experiences or have inquiries not covered here, you can book a 20 min info session with the experience coordinator here.
If you are unsure whether this is the experience for you, please complete our “Get Started” form to check your eligibility.
Hopscotch Travel will review your application to ensure all the required information is correct
If you qualify our work and travel expert will contact, you for an online interview. If your interview is successful, you will be accepted to the experience of your choice.
Your questions answered
Please head over to our Au Pair FAQS page for a comprehensive list of questions and answers. It’s everything you need to know from how it works, to the interview process, to being placed with your host family.
If you’re absolutely certain that you meet the requirements for the work and travel experience, you can APPLY NOW! Alternatively, use the GET STARTED button to check your eligibility.
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