Many host families prefer to have an au pair with a driving licence. If this is the case, then it is important to clarify that the au pair has sufficient driving experience.
The au pair will in all probabilty drive a car belonging to the host family. With this in mind it also important to clarify questions relating to insurance and liability in the event of an accident or other damage.
If the au pair will be driving in the Netherlands it should be checked if the driving licence is valid there.
If your au pair comes from outside the EU they are only allowed to drive for half a year in the Netherlands with their foreign driving licence. After this time, they will need either to exchange their driving licence or to obtain a Dutch driving licence. For this, they need to take a written and practical exam. The written exam can be taken in English. Of course there are costs associated with the exams, which vary per driving school. We advise host families to pay for the costs of the Dutch driving licence of their au pair.