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Everything you need to know about becoming an au pair in Sweden

Date: 26/10/2022
Author: Nanny Nina
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Becoming an au pair in Sweden – What are the requirements? What does the process consist of, which documents do you need, and what exactly are you going to do as an au pair? In short, how do you become an au pair in Sweden?

Au Pair Requirements

  • You are between 18 and 30 years old
  • You are not married and do not have any children
  • You are not currently living in Sweden and do not have Swedish citizenship
  • You can show are you are interested in Swedish culture and have some knowledge of the Swedish language
  • You have sufficient financial funds to fund your trip


Au pairs and Swedish host families sign an au pair contract which discusses the working hours, schedule, holidays, pocket money, and other rules and expectations.  

Minimum and maximum stay

Au pairs in Sweden can stay in the country for a maximum of 12 months.


As an au pair in Sweden, you will receive a minimum of 3,500 Swedish Krona (SEK) monthly, which equates to approximately 325 EUR. You should receive your pocket money also during holidays and when you fall ill. Au pairs are subject to taxes on their monthly pocket money.

Language course

You should attend a Swedish language course during your stay, which is funded by the state. Your work hours combined with study hours should equate to approximately 40 hours a week. You will need to include your enrollment in a Swedish language course with your application.

Amount of working hours

Au pairs in Sweden can work a maximum of 25 hours per week with a maximum of 5 hours per day toward their au pair duties. You cannot work more than 40 hours per week with your au pair duties and language course combined.

Days off and holidays

There are no official regulations regarding holidays and days off for au pairs. Typically, you should get at least one full day off a week. We recommend that au pairs get 4 weeks of time off for a 12-month stay. 

We also recommend that au pairs get public holidays off so they can learn more about Swedish culture and get the most from your cultural exchange experience.

Au pair insurance

Host families are required to take out private insurance for you to cover your expenses throughout your stay. We can help guide you in the process of choosing an insurance plan that best suits your needs.

Are you ready for a new adventure?

So, you now know what the requirements are and what the process to become an au pair in Sweden consists of. So, there is only one question left:

Want to register as an au pair?

We’d love to look for a wonderful family for you!