Internationally famed for its fine chocolates, beers and waffles
Belgium is a beautiful country populated with historic cities, medieval castles and impressive architecture. Nestled in between the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg and France, Belgium comprises two distinctive cultural regions, which are the Dutch-speaking Flanders in the North and the French-speaking Wallonia in the South. Flanders is home to many of the country’s vibrant cities whereas Wallonia contrastingly features rolling countryside, rural farms and forests.
At the heart of Belgium is its thriving capital city, Brussels, a cosmopolitan city rich in museums, dining, shopping, nightlife and fine art and architecture that is exemplified in the famous Grand Place and the remarkable palaces and churches such as the cathedrals of St. Michael and St. Gudula.
Belgium’s most popular destination, Bruges, enchants tourists with its romantic medieval town known for its Flemish art, 13th century belfry and oodles of chocolate boutiques. Other prominent cities include Antwerp, a bustling port best known for its wealth of diamonds and designer fashion shops, and Ghent, a lively city combining both historic charm and youthful ambiance with its university.
There are many good reasons to become an au pair :
- you discover a new culture
- you perfect your language knowledge or learn a new language
- you get more experience in childcare
- you become more independent and acquire a bigger sense of responsibility
- you make new friends
- you get a monthly pocket allowance
- you get acquainted with the culture and habits of your host family
- you can share your culture and knowledge with your host family
- you take a break before you continue your studies or find a job
Tasks of an au pair
The au pair will in the first place look after the children. The host family may ask the au pair to take care of the following tasks:
- Bring and fetch the children to and from school (or the kindergarten),
- Wash, dress and nurse the children,
- Do some babysitting,
- Help to tidy up the toys and clothes of the children,
- Make the beds of the children,
- Dress and clean the table,
- Tidy up the kitchen after mealtime,
- Do some daily shopping.
Also other small daily housekeeping duties may be asked from the au pair.These duties can never exceed more than 4 hours per day and 20 hours per week.
Furthermore the au pair is entitled to have at least 1 day off per week, 1 complete weekend per month and 1 week per 6 months stay.
Check if you fulfill the requirements to attend the Au Pair program in Belgium.
You have a valid passport
You must not be married
Female, be between the ages of 18 – 25 (not older than 26 years old before the arrival date to Belgium). We prefer aged between 20 to 25 years old.
You must not have a duty of care or be responsible for the actual care of your own family members (children or parents, for instance)
Be a secondary school graduate (high school) or equivalent
Be proficient in spoken English (A Plus)
Be proficient in spoken French or Dutch
Have a passion for working with children
You have sufficient childcare experience with multiple children with at least 300 hours in total from the past 3 years where the references are included
- You must motivated, enthusiast about this program, independent, and also willing to enjoy and explore the host country by joining the Au Pair program
- Interested in learning about a new culture and be able to adjust well to the new cultural environment
- Be able to swim and ride bicycle
- Non smoker
- Have no criminal record
- Be in good health
- Mature, responsible and flexible
- You can do simple cooking
- You will carry out light domestic work to assist the host family
Have you answered all questions with “Yes” ? Then, you have fulfilled all the requirements to becoming an Au Pair in Belgium.
Benefits to becoming an Au Pair in Belgium
Being Au Pair is a great opportunity to live and experiencing in another country, to learn foreign language and to experience live in another family in other part of the world.
– Pocket Money
Au Pair will receive 450 EUR per month
– Language Course
Au Pair will have the opportunity to take part in a language course (Dutch or French), it is expected that the host family shall pay one language course for an Au Pair.
– Accommodation and Meals
Au Pair will receive free board and lodging. Au Pair will be provided with their own private room and full board.
Au Pair will get a 2 weeks paid holiday per 12 months.
Au Pair can travel freely throughout the Schengen area (25 countries)
Au Pair will get a medical and travel insurance
– Flight Ticket
Return flight ticket if you can complete the duration of 12 months to be their au pair. The family will pay for your ticket upfront. This does mean however, that in case you decide not to fulfill the 12 months of the contract, you will need to reimburse the host family for the remainder of the costs pro rata.
Things to know about the Au Pair program in Belgium
– Job Duties
Au Pair is responsible for providing quality childcare and light housework.
– Working Hours
20 – 30 hours per week
– Length of stay
Maximum 12 months
Costs & Fees for attending the Au Pair program in Belgium
– Program Fees
for registration, guidance, mediation and assist the au pair to collect, complete and file all required documents according to Belgian law, placement and visa assistant fees.
– Visa Application Fees
Au Pair is responsible for the visa application fees € 180 (pay in IDR)
– Other Fees
Local Courier fees
Medical Check up fees
We will ask you to complete some application forms so we can present you in an efficient way to candidate host families looking for a qualified au pair.
Then Indonesian Aupair will start looking for a host family where you will be able to feel at home. When we think we have found the perfect match, you will be able to contact the host family and you will ultimately decide if you wish to become an au pair for this host family
Furthermore Indonesian Aupair will assist you to collect all required documents to be able to become legally an au pair in Belgium.