Au-Pair in Finland
Working as an Au-Pair in Finland is the ideal program for you if you:
- are looking for an alternative for your gap year
- would like to live abroad almost for free
- are willing to dive into a new culture
- would like to improve your language skills and talk to natives
- are looking for job experience in childcare
And don't forget: Finland is the seventh biggest country in Europe. Incredible islands, forests and lakes welcome you to the great North! In addition, the Cathedral in Helsinki, the Olavinlinna castle and the Linnasaari National Park are waiting for you!
As an Au-Pair, you will live with a Host Family and experience nature from the inside. You will also learn much more about Finland’s culture and improve your language skills. So, what are you waiting for? Let's learn more about the program!
Facts about being an Au-Pair in Finland
As part of the Au-Pair program in Finland, you will live for 9-12 months with a Host Family. You will help with childcare and household chores up to 30 hours per week. Your Host Family will take care of your accommodation, meals and pay you a monthly pocket money.
- Age: 18–30
- Length of stay: 9–12 months
- Working hours: 30 hours per week. Au-Pairs can work up to 5 hours each day.
- Holiday: you will get 1-2 week’s paid holiday for a 6-month stay. You will also have one free day per week.
- Travel costs: Covered by you
- Insurance: Paid by the Host Family. It needs to cover accidents and illness.
- Pocket money: At least 70 € per week. Keep in mind that you will also pay taxes since this is considered a salary.
- Language course: You need to attend a language course in order to learn Finnish or Swedish
- Visa: EU-applicants do not need a visa. Non-EU-candidates can apply for the Au-Pair visa to Finland.
For all those who want to discover the world, Au-Pair agencies offer free information meetings in which you can find out more about the program.
To help you get ready for your stay, agencies also offer workshops in which you will learn more about the daily life of an Au-Pair, get ideas for children games and activities and advice on how to deal with homesickness. This is also the best opportunity to talk to the staff directly and ask all of your questions! And don't forget: a free meet-up or a workshop is the ideal situation to find like-minded friends who also want to work abroad and share you dream.