Part of the HBN au pair program is that the host family offers you a course of €300. This is because the au pair needs the opportunity to learn, develop more skills, and gets to know the Dutch culture. What kind of course is determined after mutual consent. It can be a course of the Dutch or English language, a communication course or even a cooking course.

Language course:

In the Netherlands there are several English and Dutch language courses available. Huisje Boompje Nanny has good experiences / references of several courses and therefore we have made a list of recommended courses.

Taalthuis offers HBN au pairs and families a discount of 5%. Fill out the form to register your au pair.

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First Aid Course

HBN finds it important that her Au pairs do a first aid course focused on children. Because au pairs are not qualified nannies it is of utmost importance that they know how to handle a life threatening situation safely. We have chosen to work with Profhire Rode Kruis, and tehy offer the course for €72,60. Naturally the course is presented in Englis and parents are also welcome to participate. On the news page the date of the upcoming course is presented.

Training Communication and taking initiative:

HBN developed a training in cooperation with two applied psychology students specially for the au pair program. Experience has taught us that good communication is the base of and the key to a successful au pair year. Partially because of the cultural differences extra guidance is a plus. That’s why we advise every host family and au pair to take this training. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Other courses:

A cooking course is also a nice option for the au pair to get familiar with the Dutch culture. 

Extra coaching

If an au pair needs a bit more coaching during her stay, we offer extra coaching. Ask for the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .