Hello! My name is Mareena Nissi and I am the owner and founder of Nordic Nannies. I started the agency in 2007 to enable Finnish child carers to find jobs abroad.
Having worked 20 years as a Nanny in seven different countries, I know what it’s like to go to a new country to work. It is not easy to adapt to a new culture and a new family to work for and live with. I would love to share my knowledge so that others don’t have to make the same mistakes that I have!
In this business I can utilise both my two business degrees and my expertise as an international Nanny. I have already helped hundreds of families and job seekers.
In 2008, Nordic Nannies acquired Scanaupairs, an au pair agency that had been running since 1986 in the U.K. Today, we have positions all over Europe (and occasionally in Asia and Africa, too). We also have partner agencies in the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Australia, and are adding more partners regularly.
I run the business from the UK now. My lovely colleague Mirkka Lampinen handles queries over the phone in Finland and assists me with various office tasks. We also have a network of independent agents in Finland that source candidates for us. Currently, we are also looking for agents in other countries as we grow the business.
Whether you are a family or a job seeker, I will offer you a personal yet professional service that is tailored to your needs!