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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-Housekeeper (part time)

Location: Saffron Walden, Essex, UK

Hours: 35 per week

Pocket money: £ 1 080 (1 300 €) per month

Start date: March/April 2020

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

Duration: Long term, a minimum of 2 years

Language skills: Fluent English

Driving licence: No

Children’s ages: 18 months and 3 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 qualification from Finland 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: Saffron Walden, Essex, UK

Hours: 25-30 per week

Pocket money: £ 120 per week

Start date: March/April 2020

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: Espoo, Finland

Hours: 25 per week

Pocket money: 140 € per week + generous bonuses!

Start date: March 2020

Duration: 6-12 months (preferably 12 months)

Language skills: Basic to average Finnish OR English

Driving licence: Yes

Children’s ages: 5 years and 7 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: Qingdao, China

Hours: 30 per week

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

Start date: Any time

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!

Mother’s Help positions available

Please enquire about available positions.

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.

Housekeeper positions available

Please enquire about available positions.