au pair

Au Pair in Belgium: salary, working hours, holiday, etc.

The regulations of the Au Pair program depend on the country you want to stay in. They also vary with each Host Family as everyone has different expectations from an Au Pair. Discover the different rules for Belgium about:
Au Pair salary Belgium
Being an Au Pair in Belgium will allow participants to practice their language skills in French, German or Dutch while living with natives. But there are some important facts about the experience also worth taking into consideration.

Working hours

Au Pairs in Belgium work a maximum of 20 hours per week including the babysitting hours. According to the regulations, these duties should not exceed more than 4 hours per day. 
 
Au Pairs from Non European Union (EU) countries are not allowed to work outside their Au Pair family.

Pocket money

Belgium establishes that the Host Family must pay 450 Euros per month to their Au Pair.

Time off and holidays

Au Pairs in Belgium should have at least one free day every week and one complete weekend per month. The Au Pair program does not offer official information regarding the holiday entitlement. However, one free week per six months stay is suggested.

Language course

The participants in Belgium must attend a language or culture course for at least three months. The course has to be approved by one of the communities or determined by the Regional Minister. The family can help the Au Pair with these expenses if they decide to.

What else?

  • The participant has to register in the foreign office during the first weeks of the stay. 
  • The family must contact the responsible foreign office in case of any doubts regarding local regulations. 


Au Pair in Belgium: information about the Au Pair program
Au Pair in Belgium: information about the Au Pair program Read More »
Become an Au Pair in Belgium - requirements and process
Become an Au Pair in Belgium - requirements and process Read More »
Au Pair in Belgium: contract and insurance
Au Pair in Belgium: contract and insurance Read More »
Visa requirements for Au Pairs in Belgium
Visa requirements for Au Pairs in Belgium Read More »
Au Pair in Belgium: Become a Host Family
Au Pair in Belgium: Become a Host Family Read More »
Pro Aupair