Candidates from all over the world
Many clients wonder why a candidate would like to come to the Netherlands. Working in the Netherlands is a unique way for our foreign candidates to get to know a new culture and habits and also learn a new language. It is a great opportunity for a live and work abroad experience in child- or elderly care. Also some candidates come to the Netherlands to improve their English and travel in Europe.
Of course the motives are different per candidate and per country.
Au pairs: a cultural exchange especially for non-European Union candidates
Most au pairs come from non-European Union countries. They can only come to the Netherlands with a special au pair visa. Smiling Faces has 4 establishments (in Peru, South Africa, and Indonesia) and more than 35 foreign partners (from Colombia to Vietnam and from Russia to South Africa) that recruit and select for Smiling Faces. South African au pairs are very popular amongst families, because the au pairs speak native English and native Afrikaans, which is relatively close to the Dutch language. Our domestic work au pairs come from Indonesia, because of their caring, patient, calm and flexible character. Latin-American au pairs are praised for their cheerful and extrovert nature. But of course, nationality is only one of the selection criteria. Skills, personality and experience are not bound to a country. Get to know our candidates and see for yourself!
Working in the Netherlands, only for European Union citizens and wealthy countries
Our caregivers and domestic workers mostly come from East Europe. Our flex nannies come from East Europe, Australia and Canada. There are certain candidates that are allowed by the IND (Dutch Immigration) to join our work program. These candidates are from the European Union, rich countries (Japan, Australia, USA etc.) or have a European passport. We mediate foreign candidates for families in the Netherlands and Belgium. Dutch babysitters, domestic workers and caregivers are mediated for families all over the Netherlands.