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

Au Pair in Belgium salary
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. 

Au Pair responsibilities

Au Pairs have different responsibilities in Belgium, the main duty should always be taking care of the kids. During the stay, the Au Pair will also help with light housework responsibilities, for example, cooking for the kids, doing their laundry or helping to clean the kitchen after dinner. Keep in mind that these duties should be discussed during the first Skype call with the family.

Host Family responsibilities

Belgian Host Families have responsibility to make their Au Pair feel welcomed and providing all that he/she needs for a pleasant stay. That means: a private room with basic needs, meals during the stay, paying the pocket money and respecting the working hours/free time. Normally, the hosts also cover the health insurance fees.
 
Important: The Family has to request the Employment Authorization Type B for Au Pairs and help their applicant to register at the foreign office or in any bureaucratic process.  
 
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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.

 

Accommodation

Host Families in Belgium should provide their Au Pair with accommodation and meals during the whole stay. That means that the participant has these benefits even during the holidays, free days and illness. 

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. 



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