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Host Families - Au Pair in Belgium


Do you consider becoming a host family in Belgium? Then you probably have a lot of questions. In the following AuPair.com is giving you the answers to the most important questions about the Au Pair program in Belgium. 

 

1. Can we become a Host Family?
2. Au Pair wages and hours
3. Time off and holiday
4. Length of stay
5. Does my Au Pair need a visa?
6. Insurance
7. What should my Au Pair do /  NOT do?
 

1. Can we become a Host Family?

As a Host Family in Belgium you should meet certain requirements to host an Au Pair: 

  • You have at least 1 child under 13
  • The Au Pair will be provided with a private room
  • The Au Pair will get 450 euro / month
  • You speak French, Dutch or German at home
  • The Au Pair will have a different nationality than your own
If you woud like to know what are the requirements to become an Au Pair in Belgium, please check the program Au Pair in Belgium.


2. Au Pair wages and hours


Wages

Au Pairs in Belgium will earn a monthly amount of 450 euro.

The Host Family can help the Au Pair to bear the travel expenses but it is not a must in any case.
 
Please do not transfer money to the Au Pair before its arrival! If you want to pay a share of the travel costs, arrange an installment payment with the Au Pair, starting after the Au Pair's arrival.

Hours

  • The Au Pair will work 20 hours per week
  • The Au Pair will not work more than 4 hours a day


3. Time off and holiday


The Au Pair will be entitled to a one day off per week and one full weekend a month.


4. Length of stay


Au Pairs in Belgium get to stay up to 12 months


5. Does my Au Pair need a visa?


  • EU-citizens do not need a visa in order to become an Au Pair in Belgium but they will need a valid passport / ID. Au Pairs willing to stay longer than 3 months will need to register.
     
  • Non-EU citizens will need to apply for a visa at the host country's embassy placed in their country. Before they can apply for a visa, they will need their future Host Family to apply at their regional immigration service for a B work permit and send it to their future Au Pair.
You can find further information about the visa programs on visa application.


6. Insurance


  • EU-citizens might be covered by the insurance company in their home country and should also be provided with the European Health Insurance Card. The Host Family will have to look for an additional insurance (accident and liability insurance).
     
  • Non-EU citizens will need to look for a private insurance themselves. However, the Host Family should close an accident and liability insurance for their Au Pair.
Pro Trip-World offers will offer your Au Pair an economic and trustworthy insurance. In order to close this insurance you will only need to fill the online form!


7. What should my Au Pair do / NOT do?


The main task of an Au Pair should always be childcare. Pair in Belgium are suppossed to work 20 hours a week and not longer than 4 hours a day. During this time the Au Pair can:

  • Play with the kids
  • Help the kids to get dressed
  • Take the children to school / kindergarden or other activities
  • Prepare meals
  • Do some light housework

Although Au Pairs should be flexible while living with the family, there are some tasks an Au Pair should NOT perform:

  • The Au Pair should not look after someone else's children
  • The Au Pair should not prepare elaborate meals for the whole family
  • The Au Pair should only clean rooms shared with the Host Family
  • It shouldn't be a must for the Au Pair to take care of pets

AuPair.com cannot be held liable for any information, opinion or recommendation expressed in this website, so you are strongly advised to seek legal advice