Families

Domestic employees to Finland and abroad

  • Au Pairs (always live in)
  • Mother’s Helps (always live in)
  • Nannies (live in or live out)
  • Nanny-Housekeepers (live in or live out)
  • Housekeepers (live in or live out)
  • Governesses/Governeurs (qualified early education or primary school teachers; live in or live out)
  • Elderly Companions (always live in)

Why use our services?

We will tailor the position to suit your needs! You tell us what hours and duties you need as well as what type of person would fit in well with your family, and we will find your ideal employee for you. You will save time in the recruitment process and will receive advice from a professional!

Our service includes

  • Advice for your family throughout the recruitment process, i.e. job specifics, salary and employer responsibilities
  • Thorough personal interviews of candidates
  • Checking the background and employment history of candidates
  • A draft of non-disclosure agreement for job interview purposes (should you need one)
  • A draft of employment contract
  • Written instructions for both your family and the employee
  • Support for both your family and the employee throughout the employment

If you need a Finnish speaker to help maintain and develop your children’s language abilities whilst living abroad, we have lots of Finnish speaking candidates. Our candidates typically speak good or excellent English, too!

Fees

All our fees are inclusive of VAT 24 %.

We charge a non-refundable search activation fee of 300 euros. This fee is due before we start the recruitment process.

When a candidate accepts your offer to work for you, we will also charge a placement fee. The placement fee depends on the type of employee.

Our rates for a placement fee are

  • Au Pair 650 euros
  • Mother’s Help 850 euros
  • Nanny or Housekeeper 1 490 euros
  • Governess 1 990 euros
  • Elderly Companion 850 euros
  • Temporary Nanny (for up to 8 weeks) 390 euros. If you are looking for a permanent Nanny through us and decide to hire a temporary Nanny first until the permanent Nanny can start, then we will charge you the placement fee for a temporary Nanny, but you do not need to pay the registration fee twice. If you are only looking for a temporary Nanny, then we will charge you both a registration fee and a placement fee. Should the temporary Nanny you hired continue to work for you permanently, the normal permanent placement fee of 1 490 euros will be due.

Existing client families (who have previously hired an employee through us) will receive a discount on the placement fee:

  • A discount of 100 € for Au Pair, Mother’s Help, Elderly Companion
  • A discount of 200 € for Nanny, Housekeeper or Governess

The search activation fee includes

  • Initial consultation (phone/Skype/WhatsApp) and advice on employee responsibilities, salary, etc.
  • Proposing the position to our current, suitable candidates (for six months)
  • Advertising the position on our mailing list for potential candidates (a minimum of once per month for six months)
  • Advertising the position on our website and on relevant job boards (for six months)
  • Advertising the position on our social media (a minimum of once per month for six months)

Please note that paying the search activation fee does not guarantee that we will be able to find you an employee. Typically, we will need anywhere from 1 day to 4 weeks to send each family files of suitable candidates. For some positions, we will have suitable candidates already and for others, we will need to advertise more.

The placement fee includes

  • Thorough personal interviews of candidates
  • Checking the background and employment history of candidates
  • A draft of a non-disclosure agreement for job interview purposes (should you need one for a nanny, housekeeper or governess). This means all the candidates you have chosen to interview will be asked to sign an NDA before you interview them.
  • Arranging trial days, including a draft of an employment contract for nanny, housekeeper or governess candidates only (please note that if you do not hire any of our candidates, we will charge you for arranging trial days)
  • A draft of employment contract
  • Written instructions for both your family and the employee
  • Support for both your family and the employee throughout the employment

Possible extra fees

  • A draft of a non-disclosure agreement for job interview purposes (should you need one for au pair, mother’s help or elderly companion candidates) 75 € per candidate. This means all the candidates you have chosen to interview will be asked to sign an NDA before you interview them.
  • Arranging trial days, including a draft of employment contract (in case you do not hire any of our candidates and therefore do not pay a placement fee) 290 € per candidate

Cancellation

If you are no longer looking for an employee, please let us know as soon as possible and we will cancel the recruitment assignment.

Guarantee

In the extremely rare case that you have chosen a candidate that doesn’t start the job or if the candidate starts the job but gives notice of their intention to leave or if you give the notice to terminate the contract within the first 30 days, we aim to find you a replacement candidate free of charge as soon as possible. We will keep the new search open until we find you a replacement candidate.

How to register

Please start by joining our mailing list and you will be sent instructions by email.

 

Testimonials

We were happy with the smooth, friendly and highly motivated service! We especially appreciated the fact that Mareena made the effort to find a perfect match to our individual case.

Janne Ruotsalainen, Germany

 

Working with Nordic Nannies has indeed been rewarding.

Getting an au pair from China to our family has been a cultural journey, as well as a refreshing oasis in the midst of everyday hassles. I’ve been able to start again my running hobby as well as increase my social life outside home. Our home has been cleaner than before and my very very Finnish son can sing a song in Chinese!

Mareena has navigated the international processes as well as cultural differences in a way where it’s hard to say what could have been done better.

Her background in childcare has also proven useful. She has helped our au pair to do her work even better with our dear kids, providing practical tips and coaching for her.

I have recommended Nordic Nannies to my friends.

Astrid Ebeling, Finland

 

We already have and will happily recommend Nordic Nannies to families who are in need of an extra pair of helping hands to help sort out the puzzle of having children, a household and a profession.
Our quality of life has improved since we came in touch with Nordic Nannies and Mareena kindly and professionally recruited a wonderful person who combines private studies with household and childcare related work.

We now come home from work to already cooked dinners and happy children. We are extremely satisfied and relaxed parents!

Anna Bergenhem, Sweden

 

“I had heard of Nordic Nannies previously and had liked the fact that Mareena Nissi (the owner) clearly knew what she was talking about as she had herself worked as a nanny abroad. I got the feeling that Mareena completely understood what our family needed and in fact suggested that we should probably aim for a nanny rather than an au pair given the ages of our children and the amount of work required. She was right and proceeded to send us a CV which totally fitted the bill!

Mareena guided us through the recruitment process each step of the way and also kept in contact with our candidate. Mareena ensured that all went well with the contracting and our nanny’s arrival in the UK.

Our nanny has now been a part of our family for over six months and we could not have asked for a better professional! Our children have really benefitted from her structured and friendly approach and as a bonus, their Finnish has come on leaps and bounds!

We are now so grateful for the care and diligence that Nordic Nannies demonstrated which in turn has made a real difference to our home life! I would warmly recommend Nordic Nannies for anyone considering their childcare options.”

Mrs. Jalas, United Kingdom