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Embrace the Heart of Europe: Au Pair in Belgium for Cultural Exchange, Lifelong Connections, and Unforgettable Memories!

Discover the unique blend of history, architecture, and culinary delights that Belgium offers. As an au pair in Belgium, you’ll have the chance to combine your love for children with an exciting cultural adventure. Belgium, situated at the center of Europe, provides the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in a diverse and vibrant cultural landscape. From the medieval charm of Bruges to the dynamic energy of Brussels, this country captivates with its rich heritage and warm hospitality.

Experience the warmth of Belgian hospitality as you live and work with a Belgian host family, gaining valuable childcare experience and creating lifelong connections. Embrace the opportunity to learn about Belgium’s rich traditions, languages, and way of life. With approximately 11 million inhabitants and three official languages—Dutch, French, and German—Belgium offers a multicultural environment that fosters cultural exchange and personal growth.

From sampling delicious Belgian chocolates and indulging in mouthwatering waffles to exploring stunning architecture and UNESCO World Heritage sites, Belgium is a treasure trove of experiences. Immerse yourself in the vibrant street festivals and cultural events that bring communities together. With its central location in the European Union, Belgium serves as a gateway to explore neighboring countries, enabling you to embark on unforgettable adventures and create lifelong memories.


Au pairs in Belgium work approximately 30 hours per week. The host family would like you to become an integral part of their family! In exchange the host family provides the following benefits:

  • you get paid 450 Euros per month pocket money
  • you are provided room and board
  • the host family will pay for your airfare to Belgium
  • the host family will provide your health insurance

A mandatory language course in Dutch or French is a government requirement during your stay in Belgium. The host family may or may not pay for this course, but can be discussed with them prior to matching with the family.

Application Requirements – Applicants must:

  • Be between 18 and 30 years old (due to government visa regulations) and be a citizen of one of the following countries: Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea or Taiwan
  • Be able to provide childcare references
  • Provide a clear criminal background check
  • Possess a driver’s license
  • Have a First Aid certification
  • Be able to swim at an intermediate level
  • Be a non-smoker
  • Medical note
  • Be able to ride a bike safely and proficiently
  • Pay a 184 Euro fee at the Belgium Embassy/Consulate for your visa application (subject to change by Belgium government).

Your Application

To start your adventure, request and complete the application forms. The following forms are required:

  • Completed application
  • Minimum of two(2) Childcare and two(2) Character References (No references from family please)
  • A friendly ‘Dear Family’ letter, giving details about yourself, your family, childcare experiences, hobbies, etc.
  • A doctor’s note indicating that you are fit and well to work abroad
  • Copies of your diploma (high school, college etc.) and any other training or recognition certificates
  • Police check (from your local police station)
  • Photos (we suggest photos of, photos of yourself with children and family, etc.). Color photocopies of photos are very acceptable.