Au pair stay in Sweden

Looking for detailed information on all aspects of an au pair stay in Sweden? You've come to the right place. Everything that au pairs and host families need to keep in mind for an au pair stay is presented here.

Kleiner See in Schweden

Sweden is known for its beautiful countryside, untouched wilderness and cosmopolitan cities. A dream destination for au pairs aiming to get the most of the Scandinavian culture. And Swedish host families will, of course, be pleased to have the flexible childcare help that comes with expanding the family team with another family member.

Interested? For your next step, check on the requirements for au pairs and host families below:

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Requirements for au pairs

Here's what you need to be an au pair in Sweden:

  • You are 18 - 30 years old.
  • You are single and have no children.
  • You want to stay with a Swedish family for a maximum of 12 months.
  • You are currently living in a country other than Sweden and are not a Swedish citizen.
  • You are interested in Swedish culture and have at least rudimentary knowledge of the Swedish language that you can demonstrate.
  • You have sufficient financial resources to pay for your trip to Sweden.

You fulfil all the requirements? Super! You can become an au pair with a nice host family in Sweden. Why not get started with your search for a family right now? 

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


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Requirements for host families

Here's what you need to be a host family in Sweden:

  • One or more children under 18 live in your household.
  • Your au pair should help take care of your children and will be treated as a full-fledged family member during the au pair stay (maximum duration: 12 months).
  • Your au pair will have a room of his or her own while staying with you.
  • You will help your au pair find a language course that fits with the working times in your family.
  • You speak Swedish in your everyday family life.
  • You are not related to your au pair and do not have the same nationality.

You fulfil 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.

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

Ready for the next step?

We'll be happy to help you on your way. 

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