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Personal attention and flexible care
  • Affordable, flexible, and reliable childcare
  • Au pairs come and live with you in your home
  • Au pairs help with the kids and housekeeping
  • It’s an amazing cultural exchange for your kids!

Nina.care au pair team in the Netherlands
Meet our au pair team

Hi! We are the au pair agency of Nina.care. What kind of au pairs do we select? We choose our au pairs very carefully. We only want reliable, sparkly people who really love and adore children.

  • Our au pairs are reliable, screend, and independent
  • Someone you would love to have around your family

We guide you and your au pair in every step throughout the au pair stay, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. We get in touch with our au pairs and make sure we have all the right documents, to ensure they are well prepared for the au pair program.

We screen our possible au pairs carefully and support you throughout the whole au pair program.

Au pair trainings

Our in-house au pair academy offers relevant training courses, a first aid course and a pedagogic beginners course so your au pair will feel empowered and motivated in their role as child carer. We have matched more than 500 au pairs already, so we know what we’re talking about!

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Questions of other parents

What is an au pair?

An au pair is between 18-26 years old and comes from another country to partake in a rewarding cultural exchange program. They come and live at your house and help you take care of your kids and the household.


First and foremost, you should see it as a cultural exchange and as a wonderful experience for your kids. Secondly, it’s a flexible and affordable way of daycare. The best of both worlds!

What does it cost to host an au pair in Germany?

In addition to the one-time agency fee of €1800, the monthly pocket money for au pairs in Germany is €280.


The host family should also expect the following monthly costs:

  • Health insurance €39
  • Language course  €70
  • Nina.care academy with pedagogic trainings and a first aid course €35
  • Subsidy for mobile phone sim card €20 ( optional)
  • Travel supplement €60 ( optional)
  • Visum cost €75 ( if applicable)
  • Rematch insurance €45 ( optional)


An optional cost of rematch insurance of €45 monthly is also advisable.

All of our host families are also required to pay at least 50% of the flight costs for the au pair.

Where do the Nina.care au pairs come from?

Our au pairs come from all over the world! They one thing all have in common is that they love children and speak German at at least A1 level (if they want to go to Germany). Most of the au pairs also speak quite a bit of English, so communication won’t be a problem!

What are the rights that an au pair has in Germany?

Based on the thought of joining a cultural exchange, an au pair is generally entitled to free board and lodging in exchange for doing childcare and light housework. On top of this, they receive monthly pocket money, to enable them to get to know the culture of their host country.


Each country has its own au pair regulations. Here you can find a detailed overview of the rules in your country.

How long can my au pair stay?

Au pairs in Germany can stay between 6 and 12 months with a host family.

What are the demands of the room the au pair is staying in?

As part of the au pair program, au pairs are entitled to all meals and housing from the host family. They must live in the same house as their host family and should have a private room with a door, window, bed, wardrobe, and desk as well as access to a bathroom. Their food and living quarters are included if they become sick or are on holiday time.

What does the au pair team at Nina.care do exactly?

We are a full-service agency, which means that we will accompany you on your au pair journey from start to finish. This means that we support you with advice and get to know your family really well so that we can suggest suitable au pair candidates for you. We help with all official things, e.g. the visa application and look after you and your au pair during the entire stay.

What does it cost to host an au pair?

One-off costs

Start search fee
Agency fee profile view
Agency contract & after-care fee
Visum cost if applicable
Flight tickets
Minimum 50%

Monthly costs

Pocket money
Health insurance
Academy incl. (pedagogic) lessons
Accommodation, meals, daily needs, etc
Language course
Travel expenses | optional
Mobile phone | optional
Rematch insurance | optional
€45 paid in one time
€410 - €600 per month
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How it works

Request and matching process
Place an au pair request! We select an au pair for your family based on your preferences. Get to know each other!
Document check
We check the documents of your au pair and do a virtual house check with you to ensure you're ready for your role as a host family prior to your au pair's arrival.
Au pair arrival
Your au pair gets on a plane and arrives at your doorstep. It's time to begin your cultural exchange adventure with your family!

Learn more about being a host family for an au pair

In addition to being the manager of our au pair agency, Lydia is also a mother. In this video, she tells what you can expect from the au pair (and from us of course), what it costs to host an au pair, how long an au pair works, and what the benefits are of being a host family.

What you can expect from us


We take our screening very seriously. We follow all au pair requirements including asking for a background check, legalized birth certificate, and a medical examination, and we ask each potential au pair everything about their home situation, experience with children, ambitions, and everything necessary to really get to know them. That way, we can guarantee the best match for your family.


Laws & regulation

We are a recognized sponsor in the Netherlands, which means that our au pair agency must ensure that all administration is in order and that the au pair laws and regulations set by the government are complied with. This is a big task because the regulations are complex. In addition, we draw up the necessary contracts, check the documents provided (e.g. payslips) and submit the au pair application.

All of this gives us a big advantage, of course, because we really know our way around the big regulation jungle, which also benefits all our host families in other countries, such as Germany.


Support for au pairs and host families

Once your au pair has arrived, we ensure all au pair arrangements are made and help in applying for health insurance, setting up bank accounts, and getting settled in their new communities. We also offer regular evaluation points throughout the au pair stay to identify room for improvement and ensure everyone is happy during the year.

We are Jasmijn and Lyla Kok, founders of Nina.care. Nice to meet you! Our goal is to find the perfect match between families and their au pair or nanny.

Our au pairs

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