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Update on the effects of coronavirus

Travel has been banned or restricted in many counties and areas now. We are accepting applications for positions starting from autumn onwards. Please read about how coronavirus affects our business here.

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General information about our positions

Please note that this is only a small selection of our available positions and the positions change weekly. Once you have sent us your application form, we will be able to tell you exactly what positions we have that would suit you.

In addition, we also have hundreds of positions through our partner agencies. For Au Pairs, there are always positions in the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Australia, and China. For Nannies, we have dozens of positions all over the world, in Europe, Middle East, and Asia.

Please note that you must either be an EU passport holder or have visa for the country you wish to work in to apply for our positions! We cannot help with the visa process for non-EU nationalities.

Most of our positions are live in positions where the employer provides room and board in addition to pocket money or salary. Minimum requirement for the accommodation is a bedroom but sometimes the employer offers several rooms on a different floor or a flat with private entrance. We have live out positions for nannies and governesses (teachers) only. Au Pair positions are always live in as it is a condition of this cultural exchange programme.

Nanny & Governess (private teacher) roles:

We have dozens of live in and live out Nanny roles at any given time! There are also Governess roles for qualified and experienced early childhood education or primary school teachers in private homes.

The positions are in:

  • Europe: UK (mainly London but also in other locations), Switzerland, France, Germany, etc.
  • Middle East: United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, etc.
  • Asia: China, Hong Kong, etc.

A minimum of 2 years of work experience is required for all Nanny or Governess roles. Many families request more than 5 years of work experience. You must also speak fluent English, although in some families this may not be required. For example, our Finnish families abroad often specify that they would like a Finnish speaker to improve their children’s Finnish language skills.

Feel free to contact us about your preferences for a job! nannies@nordicnannies.com or +358 50 382 0019.

Nanny positions available

Nanny (live in)

Location: Near Zurich, Switzerland

Hours: 42 hours per week + willingness to work overtime

Gross salary: 4 000 CHF (3 780 €) per month

Start date: Late summer/early autumn

Duration: Long term; minimum commitment of 2 years

Language skills: Fluent Finnish or Swedish and average to good English (German skills would also be ideal)

Driving licence: Yes

Children’s ages: 20 months

Accommodation: Private room with TV, internet access and Netflix and shared bathroom

Description: Family living in a small town in a suburb of Zurich, Switzerland. The family live in a large house with a sauna, a garden and a swimming pool and have a second home in the Alps.

You will be looking after one child who will be in nursery 3 days per week (Tue-Thu). Flexibility is required as you will need to work regularly on weekends and there will be some proxy parenting also when the parents travel for work. Your days off will typically be during the week but you will also have a full weekend off every 2-3 weeks. Some travel is also required with the family.

Duties include providing age-appropriate educational activities, cooking healthy meals for the child, keeping the kitchen tidy and clean, driving the child to nursery and activities, occasional grocery shopping, feeding pets (currently 2 cats) and nursery duties, such as child’s laundry and ironing and keeping child’s room and belongings tidy and clean. The family employs a cleaner for weekly cleaning.

The family is looking for an experienced childcare professional, preferably with an early childhood education qualification, who is a responsible, warm and patient educator, a non-smoker, not allergic to cats and willing to commit for a minimum of 2 years. The salary is calculated at 22 CHF (20,90 €) per hour and consists of 3 010 CHF base salary and 990 CHF benefit for accommodation and meals. The family will pay for your flights to/from Switzerland and a Swiss Half Fare card for public transportation. You are also welcome to use their second home on your days off. Current long term nanny placed by our agency warmly recommends!

Nanny or Junior Nanny (live out, part time or full time)

Location: London, UK

Hours: Either 3 days per week (36 hours) or 5 days per week (50 hours)

Gross salary: Part time: £ 1 870 (2 163 €) per month; full time £ 2 598 (3 005 €) per month

Start date: From mid-July to early August 2020 or when the pandemic allows

Duration: Preferably for 2 years, but can accept 6-12 months

Language skills: Fluent Finnish or Swedish and basic to average English

Driving licence: No

Children’s ages: 9 months

Accommodation: Live out

Description: Family living in East Sheen, South West London. They live in a lovely area with lots of activities and Richmond Park within walking distance. Their friends have nannies and there are lots of nannies in the area and you are encouraged to meet for playdates and activities.

You would be looking after a baby who will be 9 months old in July. The full-time position is Mon-Fri for 50 hours per week (a degree of flexibility is needed, start 7-9 am) and part-time position is for 3 days (flexible as to which days but Mon-Thu) from 7 am to 7 pm. The duties include keeping the child’s room, play areas and kitchen tidy and clean, doing child’s laundry and possibly cooking dinner also for the parents if you are happy to do so.

You would be required to speak Finnish or Swedish with the child. Previous work experience with babies and toddlers and the ability to provide age-appropriate educational activities and to cook healthy meals are essential. The ideal candidate is an active and outdoorsy person who is happy to take the child to the park daily and who likes music and arts and is willing to take the child to classes of this nature to interact with other babies. The family will pay for your flights to/from London.

This position would also suit a Junior Nanny who is perhaps newly qualified and just starting their career. In that case, the salary level would be slightly lower, £ 1 716 (1 966 €) for part-time and £ 2 382 (2 729 €) for full-time hours.

Nanny-Housekeeper (live in, part time)

Location: Saffron Walden, Essex, UK

Hours: 35 per week

Gross salary: £ 1 080 (1 300 €) per month

Start date: As soon as the pandemic allows

Duration: Preferably 12 months or more

Language skills: Fluent Finnish and basic to average English

Driving licence: Yes

Children’s ages: 2 years

Accommodation: Private room, in a separate area of the house with private entrance, semi-private bathroom and TV, wi-fi

Description: Family living in the countryside near Saffron Walden. They have a 2-yo. who is in nursery full time and a 12-yo. who stays with them one evening per week and the weekends. The family has a second home in Zanzibar, Tanzania, and there will likely be an opportunity to travel there with them for 1-2 weeks in the winter.

The family is looking for either Au Pair or part-time Nanny-Housekeeper. Some previous experience with toddlers is required, but this role would suit someone who is just starting their childcare career.

The Nanny-Housekeeper role would include the morning routine and taking the child to nursery (6/7-9 am), walking the dog for 1 hour during the day and picking up the child from nursery at 6 pm and putting him to bed on some evenings (1,5-3 hours in the evening). The housekeeping duties include cleaning, laundry and ironing, cooking (fairly easy as recipe boxes with ingredients provided), perhaps some food shopping and errands also. There will definitely be some time off during the day also! The hours would also allow you to study online or take English courses, if you wish, as you can plan your housekeeping schedule.

They live in a lovely, rural location in a large hourse with a huge garden. You will have your own car to use on your time off also, so you can get out and about. The market town of Saffron Walden is only 10 mins drive away, and university city Cambridge is 20 mins by train & 30 mins by car, trains to London in 50 mins. You will have lovely accommodation, a large double room with TV and wi-fi in a separate area of the house with private entrance and a bathroom that the family only use occasionally as laundry room. The family will pay for your flights to and from the UK and also a return flight home once per year.

Governess/Governeur (private teacher) positions available

Governess/Governeur

Location: Dubai, UAE + regular travel worldwide

Hours: 40 hours per week

Gross salary: 4 000 € per month (tax free in UAE)

Start date: Negotiable; as soon as the pandemic allows

Duration: Long term, a minimum of 2 years

Language skills: Fluent English

Driving licence: No

Children’s ages: 2 years and 3,5 years

Accommodation: Private bedroom in each location

Description: Governess for a family based in Dubai, UAE, but living in several other countries throughout the year. You must have an early childhood education teacher’s qualification (at minimum Bachelor’s degree, preferably Master’s degree) from Finland, a minimum of three years of teaching experience with children under the age of 6 and speak fluent English to apply.

We mostly have Governess/Governeur positions through our partner agency. Please enquire about other current positions available.

Au Pair positions available

Au Pair

Location: Espoo, Finland

Hours: 25 per week

Pocket money: 140 € per week + generous bonuses!

Start date: 1 August 2020

Duration: Preferably 11-12 months

Language skills: Average to good Finnish or English

Driving licence: Yes

Children’s ages: 5 years and 8 years

Accommodation: Private room with wi-fi

Description: Family living in Espoo, about 15 minutes by subway from central Helsinki. The children are in nursery and school/afternoon club full time. Your duties include getting children ready in the morning, driving them to nursery and school, picking them up in the afternoon, playing with children, serving them meals, and light household duties, such as cleaning and tidying, children’s laundry, and filling and emptying the dishwasher.

The family is looking for an active Au Pair who enjoys spending time with children (playing, arts and crafts, outdoor activities etc.). They are social and would love to teach you Finnish and the Finnish culture and also learn your native language and about your culture. You must have a driving licence and be a confident driver. You must have either an EU passport or an existing Au Pair resident permit for Finland to apply for this position.

You will receive generous bonuses: 400 € after 6 months and another 500 € after 12 months of stay. You will also receive 20 € per month for mobile costs for a phone they will provide for work purposes.

Au Pair

Location: Saffron Walden, Essex, UK

Hours: 25-30 per week

Pocket money: £ 120 per week

Start date: As soon as the pandemic allows

Duration: Preferably 12 months

Language skills: Fluent Finnish and basic to average English

Driving licence: Yes

Children’s ages: 2 years

Accommodation: Private room, in a separate area of the house with private entrance, semi-private bathroom and TV, wi-fi

Description: Family living in the countryside near Saffron Walden. They have a 2-yo. who is in nursery full time and a 12-yo. who stays with them on one evening per week and the weekends. The family has a second home in Zanzibar, Tanzania, and there will likely be an opportunity to travel there with them for 1-2 weeks in the winter.

The family is looking for either Au Pair or part time Nanny-Housekeeper. The Au Pair role would include the morning routine and taking the child to nursery (7-9 am), walking the dog for 1 hour during the day, picking up the child from nursery at 6 pm and getting him ready for bed (1,5-2 hours in the evening), perhaps helping with the children’s laundry and ironing also. They employ a cleaner so only basic tidying up and keeping the kitchen clean. Some previous experience with toddlers is required.

They live in a lovely, rural location in a large hourse with a huge garden. You will have your own car to use on your time off also, so you can get out and about. The market town of Saffron Walden is only 10 mins drive away, and university city Cambridge is 20 mins by train & 30 mins by car, trains to London in 50 mins. You will have lovely accommodation, a large double room with TV and wi-fi in a separate area of the house with private entrance and a bathroom that the family only use occasionally as laundry room. The family will pay for your flight home.

Au Pair

Location: Qingdao, China

Hours: 30 per week

Pocket money: 1 500 CNY per month + LOTS of benefits!

Start date: As soon as the pandemic allows

Duration: 6 months, 9 months or 12 months

Language skills: Average to good English

Driving licence: No

Children’s ages: Varies, typically school aged children

Accommodation: Private room with full board and free internet access

Description: Many families in Qingdao and in other areas also who are looking for an English speaking Au Pair. Support from a local au pair agency in Qingdao.

Benefits include arrival training with local representative, free Mandarin language classes (20 classes per month), free flight back from China + a reimbursement toward your flight to China (amount depends on how long you stay), all inclusive comprehensive insurance package, vacation time of 3 weeks per each 6 months, arrival package with SIM card and bus card etc. and regular Au Pair meetings!

Elderly Companion positions available

We have many Elderly Companion positions available, mainly in the United Kingdom. As a Companion, you live with and help an elderly person (or a couple) in exchange for room and board plus pocket money/salary (generally higher than for Au Pairs). You typically work part time, up to 30 hours per week, but we also have some positions where you can work full time.

Duties include cooking, cleaning, laundry, running errands or accompanying the elderly to appointments and outings, and sometimes also pet care (if you are happy to look after pets). It is important that you speak at least average English as conversations with the elderly on a daily basis are part of the role. No personal or medical care is required, and you do not need a qualification in care work to work as an Elderly Companion.

Elderly Companion (live in)

Location: Vaasa, Finland

Hours: 10-20 per week

Gross salary: 963 € per month

Start date: 1 August 2020 (but negotiable)

Duration: A minimum of 12 months; long term preferred

Language skills: Basic skills in one of these languages: Finnish, English, Swedish or German

Driving licence: No

Accommodation: Spacious bedroom, sitting room, and bathroom on a separate floor from family living areas; shared kitchen and sauna

Description: A couple living in a coastal city of Vaasa, Finland. They have a large detached house in a quiet area, close to public transportation and 15 mins by bus to the city centre. The wife works full time and needs a Companion for her husband who is in great physical health but suffers from memory loss.

Working hours are Mon-Fri 10-20 per week, typically between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm. The job would suit someone who is perhaps studying online or has another job that can be done from home. The duties are very light! The actual chores take a maximum of two hours daily but you will also need to check on the husband regularly throughout the day. You will warm up and serve pre-cooked meals and snacks and make sure that the husband takes his medication. Household duties include cleaning, laundry and ironing. Approximately 1-4 times per month you may be needed for the evening or overnight as the wife travels for work, but this only involves being in the house for company in case of an emergency. The couple also has two small dogs that you would need to feed and walk.

The salary consists of 433 € and a room and board allowance of 530 € per month. You will also receive a monthly contribution toward mobile phone costs and a 10 % yearly bonus. You will be offered lovely, modern accommodation consisting of a large bedroom, sitting room and private bathroom located upstairs (with TV and internet), offering good privacy. The couple is social and happy for you to become a part of the family, but will also respect your privacy. Meals are also included. There is also a sauna you can use. If you drive, there may be a car for you to use occasionally or the couple can pay for a monthly bus card for you. You must be an EU passport holder or already have a work visa for Finland for this position. Current Companion placed by our agency warmly recommends this position!

Housekeeper positions available

Please enquire about available positions.