Au pair in Denmark

How to become an au pair or host family in Denmark. All the important information about requirements and conditions of the au pair stay in Denmark are presented here. Use these resources to research, plan and be perfectly prepared for a Danish au pair stay.

Dunes, beach and sea in Denmark

In Denmark, au pairs can live directly with local host families and enjoy that famous Scandinavian way of life. Danish, of course, is a very special language to learn, and a stay in Denmark also provides great opportunities to improve English language skills, too. Host families get help with childcare and have the benefits of cultural exchange right at home.

Interested to learn more? Detailed information about managing an au pair stay in Denmark is presented below.

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    Requirements for au pairs
    Here's what you need to be an au pair in Denmark: EU and EFTA citizens Non-EU citizens
    You are not married.
    You have no minor children of your own.
    Your own family cannot accompany you to Denmark.
    You have adequate knowledge of Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, English or German so that you can communicate successfully.
    You are 18 - 29 years old (17 -30 years old for EU and EFTA citizens).
    You have not previously had a residence permit for Denmark.  


    You fulfil all the requirements? That's great! Denmark is waiting for you!

    You don't fulfil all the requirements? Then unfortunately you cannot become an au pair in Denmark. But don't give up. There are lots of other countries to consider. Check now in which countries you can become an au pair.

    Requirements for host families
    Here's what you need to be a host family in Denmark:  
    At least one of the host family parents must be a Danish citizenor have lived for a long time in Denmark.
    You have one or more minor children living permanently in your household.
    You do not receive any public assistance funds.
    You may not employ more than one au pair at a time.
    You must pay DKK 17,000 DKK to the Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment to finance part of the state's expenses for Danish courses for au pairs.
    You must take out 3 different kinds of insurance: one against worked-related injuries, another covering leisure time accidents and a third one covering serious illness or other injuries.


    You fulfil all the requirements? Then you're ready to take the next step. You can find au pairs that fit your search criteria with your EasyFind search manager.

    Does your au pair also fulfil all the necessary requirements? 

    You don't fulfil all the requirements? Unfortunately you may not use AuPairWorld for your search in this case.

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