Sweden has no specific regulations concerning the amount of holiday or free time an au pair is entitled to, thus we recommend that you and your host family come to an agreement on these matters well in advance of you au pair stay.
We would advise that the au pair receives:
- one full day off per week (which should be on a Sunday at least once a month)
- a two-week holiday when the total stay with the host family is for six months (more holiday time if staying longer and less if staying for a shorter period of time)
In Sweden, there are no official regulations with regard to public holidays for au pairs. We recommend that au pairs have a day off on public holidays. Only in exceptional cases should the au pair have to work on public holidays. The host family should discuss this with their au pair in advance.
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