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An au pair helps her host family take care of their children. In return, she will get food and accommodation provided by the family free of charge, and a small allowance in addition (sort of pocket money). Being an au pair is an ideal way to get a first impression and understand the Danish culture and lifestyle and make new friends. In Copenhagen, you need to be between 18 and 25 years to be an au pair.

There are a number of conditions that both host family and the prospective au pair need to fulfill before making the move to the Netherlands. For more detailed information on documents and conditions, costs and time involved click on the following link:

What the au pair must know

The au pair is an extra pair of hands to help you take care of your children. Having said that, an au pair is not a professional nanny. She will have some basic skills and can look after children but for any specialized care or concerns, please ensure that you have the right person on the job. In general, an au pair does the following:

  • Ensure the children get up on time; dress the children
  • Take them to school/nursery/activity classes...,
  • Play with them, entertain them
  • Be in charge of their meals,
  • Tidy up their rooms,
  • Be free to baby-sit them if needed, some evenings’
  • Light housework

What the family has to do

The family has to welcome the au pair in thinking that she is not an employee but a home help for the children. Therefore they will make sure:

  • The au pair has her own bedroom,
  • An au pair is only expected to do light domestic work. Au pairs may be asked to do only light housework,
  • Medical insurance will have to cover the au pair in case of sickness or accident,
  • The family pay an allowance (pocket money) each week,
  • It may be good to register the au pair with the family GP

The general working hours vary depend on the organizations and the program that both au pair and host family sign in to. In general, au pairs are between 19 and 29 years, single women and can expect to earn about 350- 500 euros per month.

Some addresses...

If you want to register as an au pair or as a family, you can contact:

You can also consult:

Usually agencies will ask registration fees from the family, the au pair or both.

Update 29/04/2008


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what about in denmark they provide au apirs to the familys.
home page for au pairs is

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