Au Pair Belgium

With Taking Abroad, you can become a happy Au Pair in Belgium. We help you with the necessary documents and requirements. Once a family has chosen you as their Au Pair, our partner and us will help you and the family with your visa and work permit.
Au Pairs are girls or boys aged between 18 and 26 who are born in an other country. In exchange for free boarding and pocket money, they look after the children and do light household work at their host family.
An Au Pair is considered as a member of the family. By participating the daily routine of the host family the Au Pair will be able to improve his/her language knowledge and personal experience in function of the Au Pair Program. They will also get to know the host country and the common behaviour of the people.


Being an au pair means to live with a family, to become part of your host family and join in some of their activities. It also means to be able to integrate in their habits and customs. You will certainly improve your language skills and improve your career prospects. Living with one of our host families takes out the worries and cost of living in another country and you will be able to learn about the country at first hand. You will also have the opportunity to gain language qualifications.


  • Be between the ages of 18 and 26 yrs
  • Should have AuPair experience, child care or baby-sitting experience
  • Have a genuine love of children, patience, flexibility and independence
  • Fluent in English and Afrikaans (preferably)
  • Be of good character and in good health.
  • Have Grade 12
  • Be able to cycle (ride a bicycle)


  • Contact one of our agents to help you with your profile
  • Then we hand your profile out to families
  • If a family likes your profile they will contact you by phone, e- mail, Skype or MSN
  • Before the phone call takes place, you will also receive the profile of the family, so you will get an overview and be able to prepare yourself for the conversation.
  • After one or more skype/telephone calls, the family will decide to invite you to their home.
  • Then you will receive a placement confirmation to make it official.
  • We will start your visa application immediately!

In exchange for 20-30 hours of work per week, you will receive:

  • Furnished bedroom in host families home and all meals
  • €400 – €450 (Euro) in pocket money per month
  • 2 weeks paid vacation if you stay for the full year
  • 2 days in week off
  • Flight tickets paid by family, or family pays half
  • Language course
  • Welcome package with au pair list, manual and invitations
  • Monthly au pair activities
  • Full health, accident and travel insurance
  • Full support through year
  • A unique opportunity to live abroad affordably, make new friends and experience new adventures!
  • You get workable tips to make your life as an Au Pair as nice as possible


We meet for our interview and discuss all the questions. We give you all the documents you need in order to complete your portfolio and go over all documents needed. Everything will be explained to you in detail and if you have any questions we go over it. The profile fee for the documentation and profile assistance is payable.

Once you got all the needed documents together and completed the application forms you hand it back to us in person, per post or email.
Upon receipt of the documents, our head office go through your portfolio and send it through to the office in Belgium. The 2nd fee  is payable at this stage. Your profile will be entered into our partners’ online database and you will be matched with a Belgium family.  Families will Skype with you once or twice and ask you questions to make sure you are the right Au Pair for their family.

Once you’ve matched with a family then the matching fee is due.
We organize the visa appointment for you at the Belgium embassy.


The Au Pair position consists of childcare related duties, such as playing with the children, making their meals and cleaning the kitchen, cleaning up their rooms, doing their laundry, walking with them to school or activities, etc. Beside this, an Au Pair may be asked for small housekeeping duties such as helping out with the washing, shopping, or light cleaning in the house. The working hours for an Au Pair are at least up to 30 hours per week.

Tourist info

Brussels have some of the best waffles and chocolates in the world.   Brussels is known for its famous beer. Try out the Belgian fries and decide for yourself whether the much-touted double-frying method is worth all the hype.

Then you get the picturesque town of Ghent. Take in  attractions such as the belfry, St Nicholas’ Church, the Castle of the Counts of Flanders (Gravensteen) and the historic buildings and medieval port at the Graslei.

Our goal is to create a nice year for an Au Pair. We have all the experience and knowledge to give the information, make a good match and support if problems occur.
Some families even pay more money a month if you are willing to do more work for them.