Why us?

Hi, I am Lize Strydom. I was 24 when I decided to be an au pair in The Netherlands. At that stage I had an honors University degree in Communication management, working at an international marketing services agency in Cape Town. But I wanted a different challenge. My question was "How would it be working in Europe, or even more specific- being a working mom in Europe?" I took the leap and was placed as an au pair with a family in Bilthoven looking after 3 beautiful girls. After my au pair year I stayed on as a Masters student at the University of Amsterdam, started working in The Netherlands and decided to settle here.

I look back on my year as an au pair with a big smile and decided to promote this wonderful exchange program by starting The Au Pair. By choosing us you can expect:

  • A service designed on own experience as an au pair
  • Expertise within the Dutch & South African territory
  • Modern business model with a digital backbone
  • Focus on pre-training, both in South Africa and The Netherlands
  • Focus on aftercare while au pairs are in The Netherlands