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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 or Nanny-Housekeeper (live out, accommodation provided)

Location: Singapore

Hours: 20-40 per week

Gross salary: 1 732 € (20 h) or 3 464 € (40 h) per month

Start date: 5-25 January 2020

Duration: Long term preferred; short term (4-5 months) may be acceptable also

Language skills: Fluent Finnish and good to fluent English

Driving licence: No

Children’s ages: baby aged 4 months

Accommodation: Bedroom and bathroom in a shared flat, paid for by the employer

Description: Family living in Singapore. The position is for 20 hours of childcare (Mon-Fri) per week to begin with. You can do an additional 20 hours of housekeeping if you wish to earn extra. When the mother returns to work, the position will be full time 40 hours of childcare with nursery duties only. The position includes some international travel, possibly for a few months in Europe in the summer. All travel expenses and accommodation in each location are paid for by the family.

This is a lovely opportunity for someone who enjoys tropical weather! The family lives in a luxurious condo with two swimming pools that you are welcome to use at any time.

You must have a higher education degree (visa requirement), for example in midwifery or early childhood education, and have previous work experience with babies to apply.

 

Nanny (live in)

Location: Brisbane, Australia

Hours: 35-40 per week

Gross salary: Generous, negotiable depending on experience

Start date: January 2020

Duration: 6 or 12 months

Language skills: Good to fluent English

Driving licence: No

Children’s ages: 7 months and 2 years

Accommodation: Bedroom and bathroom on a different floor from family bedrooms

Description: Family living in a green and leafy, but central suburb of Brisbane. Public transportation and shops, cafes, etc. are within walking distance. The house has a pool and a large backyard for playing with the children.

Both children are at daycare 3 days a week so looking for a nanny who can care for them on a sole charge basis for 2 days per week and collect them from daycare on the other 3 days. In addition to childcare, duties include light housework/cooking for the kids, some general light housework and assistance with laundry, and sharing the cooking for adults as part of the family. The family employs a cleaner.

This would suit a nanny who is responsible, playful, interested in child development, affectionate, organised but flexible. Previous work experience with babies and toddlers is required.

 

Nanny-Housekeeper (live in, separate accommodation) *please note recent changes to this ad*

Location: Båstad, Sweden

Hours: 35-40 per week

Gross salary: 14 500 SEK (1 350 €) per month

Start date: 5 January 2020

Duration: Preferably 1 year or more

Language skills: Good to fluent Swedish OR Good to fluent English and basic Swedish

Driving licence: Yes

Children’s ages: 2,5 years and 8 years

Accommodation: Large, comfortable and newly renovated guest house next to main house. House has double bedroom, lounge, kitchen, private bathroom, laundry facilities, internet and TV with Netflix

Description: Family living in rural, coastal location near Båstad, Sweden. Fabulous private accommodation offered! Eldest child goes to school and youngest child is in nursery. Duties include driving to/from nursery, school and other activities, cooking for the family, cleaning and organising duties whilst children are in nursery/school, and providing children age-appropriate activities.

Working hours are Mon, Tue, Fri 7 am to 12 pm and 3-6 pm and Wed-Thu the family can be more flexible on hours but typically 9 am to 3 pm. Confident driver required as winter conditions are snowy and icy. The family are looking for an outdoorsy person who likes animals (they have a dog and two cats).

Current Mother’s Help has been with the family for a year now. You will work alongside her for the first week, so that you will get to know the job. Benefits include meals with the family during working hours, car for personal use, return flight home once per year and flight home at the end of employment.

 

Nanny (live in, separate accommodation)

Location: Southampton, UK

Hours: 50-55 per week

Gross salary: £ 2 380 (2 775 €) per month

Start date: As soon as possible

Duration: Long term

Language skills: Good to fluent English

Driving licence: Preferred, but not a requirement

Children’s ages: baby aged 2 months (and another child aged 2)

Accommodation: Private flat close to the family’s home (paid for by the family)

Description: Family living in a lovely coastal city of Southampton. They are looking for a nanny who has good experience with babies and toddlers for a long term position. The family also has an older child who is looked after by a live out nanny.

Normal working hours are Mon-Fri 7 am to 5 pm. Occasional evening or weekend babysitting is required (not on short notice, parents will know working schedule 2 months in advance) and is paid extra. When the baby is sleeping, your duties would include children’s laundry and other child-related household duties.

 

Nanny (live in)

Location: Rouen, France

Hours: 55-60 hours per week

Gross salary: 2 860-3 120 € per month

Start date: 6 January 2020

Duration: Long term, minimum of 2 years

Language skills: Good to fluent English, preferably good French also

Driving licence: Yes

Children’s ages: 6 months, 2 years and 5 years.

Accommodation: Spacious bedroom and private bathroom

Description: International family living in Rouen, Normandy looking for a bilingual (English/at least conversational French) nanny. Must have a minimum of 3 years experience with babies and toddlers and be willing to commit to a long term position.

Working hours Mon-Fri appr. 7 am to 6.30/7 pm. Primarily sole charge but also some shared charge with the mother. Some international travel with the family is required (3-4 times per year). Current long term nanny warmly recommends!

 

Nanny (live in)

Location: Sydney, Australia

Hours: 40-45 per week

Gross salary: Negotiable

Start date: November/December 2019

Duration: 12 months

Language skills: Good to fluent English

Driving licence: Yes

Children’s ages: 2 years, 3 years and 7 years

Accommodation: Your own sun-filled bedroom overlooking the backyard with a pool, bathroom shared with the children

Description: Family living about 30 minutes from Sydney. Eldest child is in school, middle child in preschool and youngest at home. You will work Mon-Thu and will get a long weekend off!

The role includes sole charge care of the youngest child, getting the older children ready for preschool & school , pick up/drop off to school and serving meals (the family will prepare food). You will be expected to help with light housework, such as hanging the washing, folding and ironing to help with the smooth running of the household.

 

Nanny-housekeeper (live out)

Location: Helsinki, Finland

Hours: 25 per week

Gross salary: 1 299 € per month

Start date: As soon as possible

Duration: A minimum of 1 year, preferably longer

Language skills: Fluent Finnish OR English

Driving licence: Yes

Children’s ages: 4 years, 7 years

Accommodation: Live out

Description: Family living in Lauttasaari, Helsinki. Part time nanny-housekeeper position with emphasis on childcare. You will look after two children aged 4 and 7. The younger goes to a nursery full time and the eldest to school. Therefore, the need for childcare is mostly for early mornings (to get children ready and take them to nursery/school) and late afternoons/evenings (picking children up, taking them to activities, cooking for children or heating up food for them, playing with children both indoors and outside).

The family is looking for an active and outdoorsy person who has lots of energy to play with the children and is not afraid to spend time outdoors even in wet or cold weather. Sometimes you are required to work at weekends also but you will then be given time off during the week instead. The hours and schedule can be negotiated with the chosen candidate. In addition to childcare, duties include housekeeping which consists of weekly cleaning of the house and doing laundry. The household duties take about 8 hours per week.

 

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: 1 year, 2,5 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 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

 

“Granny Au Pair” (separate accommodation)

Location: Magdeburg, Germany

Hours: 25-30 per week

Pocket money/gross salary: 450 € per month

Start date: late January/early February 2020

Duration: 6-12 months

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

Driving licence: No

Age of children: 10 months (in January)

Accommodation: Separate studio flat

Description: Family living a suburb of Magdeburg, about 2 hours by train from Berlin. The family is looking for a Finnish speaker to help with the language development of their baby who also attends a German nursery daily. Due to the young age of the child, this position would suit a more experienced “Granny Au Pair” as young Au Pairs should not look after babies independently. Some experience with babies and toddlers would be ideal.

Working day consists of 1-2 hours in the morning, getting the baby ready and taking her to nursery, and then picking her up around 2.30 pm and spending 2-4 hours with her, entertaining her and making her a meal. Family employs a cleaner and do not expect you to do any housework, other than cleaning up after yourself.

The family offers a separate studio flat nearby (the flat will be rented once the candidate has been found). Benefits also include contribution to flights. You are also welcome to join the family on trips around the area, they often visit national parks and their cabin at weekends. They are also happy to teach you German, should you wish to learn or improve your skills.

 

Au Pair/Mother’s Help

Location: Munich, Germany + regular travel abroad!

Hours: 30 per week

Pocket money/gross salary: Negotiable depending on experience

Start date: As soon as possible

Duration: 9-12 months

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

Driving licence: Preferably yes (can consider a non-driver also)

Age of children: 7 months and 5 years

Accommodation: Spacious bedroom and private bathroom

Description: Family living near Munich, Germany. Amazing opportunity to travel regularly with the family! They travel for work and leisure, in Germany and abroad (esp. London, Italy and the Alps for skiing). The family will pay for all your travel, accommodation and food on those trips.

You will mostly look after the 5-year-old who loves to draw, play with lego, play outdoors and do judo. Some help with the baby is also required but only to assist the mother, not independently. The family also has two teenage children who you are not responsible for.

It is important that you are fluent in Finnish and speak Finnish with the 5-yo. You can speak/practice English or German with the rest of the family. Light household duties only as the family employs a cleaner. The family lives in a large and comfortable house where you are welcome to use their fitness room and sauna also.

 

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!

 

Au Pair

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Hours: 30 per week

Pocket money: 8 000-9 000 SEK per month

Start date: As soon as possible

Duration: 9-12 months

Language skills: Average to good English; Swedish skills would be an advantage

Driving licence: Yes

Children’s ages: 2 years, 6 years and 10 years

Accommodation: Private bedroom

Description: Family living in a lovely area near Stockholm, about 20 minutes by bus from the city centre. You will work mainly in the afternoons (3 pm to 7 pm) but there may be some early mornings also. Duties include picking up children from nursery and school and taking them to activities, cooking dinner for them, and generally entertaining them with creative and fun activities. Household duties include doing some laundry and grocery shopping. No cleaning duties, just tidying up after yourself and the children.

The children speak Swedish and they are learning English; it would be an advantage if you could speak Swedish. It would be ideal if you had an interest in both sports and art as the children enjoy both.

 

Au Pair

Location: Helsinki, Finland

Hours: 30 per week

Pocket money: 100 € per week

Start date: As soon as possible

Duration: 9-12 months

Language skills: Good English; Finnish skills are an advantage but not required

Driving licence: No

Children’s ages: 4 years and 5 years

Accommodation: Bedroom

Description: Family living in Munkkiniemi, about 20 minutes by bus from central Helsinki, in a lovely area by the sea. Both children are at nursery full time. You will work three mornings and two afternoons per week and will have weekends off.

You would speak English with the children but the family is happy to help you learn Finnish and to teach you about Finnish culture. You will be welcomed as part of the family, to also join family activities and trips in Finland. The family enjoys outdoor activities, sports and travelling and is looking for an Au Pair with similar interests.

 

Au Pair

Location: Folkestone, UK

Hours: 30 per week

Pocket money: £ 100 per week

Start date: As soon as possible

Duration: 6-12 months

Language skills: Basic to average English

Driving licence: No

Children’s ages: 2 years and 4 years

Accommodation: Double bedroom and private shower room

Description: Family living in the lovely seaside town of Folkestone, South East England, 70 mins to London and 35 mins to Calais, France by train. The family is looking for an active and outdoorsy au pair as the children enjoy spending time at park or beach. The eldest child is in nursery five days per week so you will not look after both children all the time. Household duties include children’s laundry and tidying up after yourself and the children, no cleaning. Relaxed family that are committed to making sure you enjoy your stay!

 

Au Pair

Location: Helsinki, Finland

Hours: 25 per week

Pocket money: 120 € per week plus many benefits

Start date: As soon as possible

Duration: Preferably 12 months

Language skills: Average to good English (will need to speak/learn some Finnish)

Driving licence: Yes

Children’s ages: 4 years and 7 years

Accommodation: Private studio close to the family home

Description: Family living in Helsinki, Finland. The home is in a suburb, in a lovely location near the sea. The family will rent a studio for you as they do not have an extra bedroom in their home. You are welcome to spend as much time in their home as you wish, learning Finnish and about the Finnish culture and taking part in family activities. The children are in nursery and school full time so you will mostly work 1-2 hours in the morning and 3-4 hours in the afternoon/evening.

You will need to be a confident driver to take children to school and activities. Your duties also include some light household duties, such as vacuuming, dusting, keeping the kitchen clean and doing the children’s laundry. The benefits include use of a car during your time off, a language/cultural course, mobile phone with unlimited calls, texts and data, and a flight home if you work for the full 12 months. The family’s former nanny who worked for them for 5 years warmly recommends them!

 

Mother’s Help positions available

 

Au Pair/Mother’s Help

Location: Munich, Germany + regular travel abroad!

Hours: 30 per week

Pocket money/gross salary: Negotiable depending on experience

Start date: As soon as possible

Duration: 9-12 months

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

Driving licence: Preferably yes (can consider a non-driver also)

Age of children: 7 months and 5 years

Accommodation: Spacious bedroom and private bathroom

Description: Family living near Munich, Germany. Amazing opportunity to travel regularly with the family! They travel for work and leisure, in Germany and abroad (esp. London, Italy and the Alps for skiing). The family will pay for all your travel, accommodation and food on those trips.

You will mostly look after the 5-year-old who loves to draw, play with lego, play outdoors and do judo. Some help with the baby is also required but only to assist the mother, not independently. The family also has two teenage children who you are not responsible for.

It is important that you are fluent in Finnish and speak Finnish with the 5-yo. You can speak/practice English or German with the rest of the family. Light household duties only as the family employs a cleaner. The family lives in a large and comfortable house where you are welcome to use their fitness room and sauna also.

 

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

Location: Vaasa, Finland

Hours: 10-20 per week

Pocket money/gross salary: 100 € per week

Start date: Any time; negotiable

Duration: 6-12 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

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 city centre. The wife works full time and needs a companion for her husband. Working hours are Mon-Fri 10-20 per week, and you can for the most part work quite flexibly so this position would suit a student or someone who has another job, perhaps working from home.

Duties are very light! Household duties take a maximum of one hour per day and include cleaning, laundry and ironing. For the other 1-3 hours per day you will be cooking, making sure the gentleman takes his medication, and just generally keeping him company. On occasion, you might join him on errands or for lunch in the city. Approximately 1-4 days per month you may be needed for a full day or overnight as the wife travels for work, but this only involves being in the house for company in case of emergency. The couple also have two small dogs that you would need to feed and walk.

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 are 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!

 

Housekeeper positions available

 

Nanny-Housekeeper (live in, separate accommodation) *please note recent changes to this ad*

Location: Båstad, Sweden

Hours: 35-40 per week

Gross salary: 14 500 SEK (1 350 €) per month

Start date: 5 January 2020

Duration: Preferably 1 year or more

Language skills: Good to fluent Swedish OR Good to fluent English and basic Swedish

Driving licence: Yes

Children’s ages: 2,5 years and 8 years

Accommodation: Large, comfortable and newly renovated guest house next to main house. House has double bedroom, lounge, kitchen, private bathroom, laundry facilities, internet and TV with Netflix

Description: Family living in rural, coastal location near Båstad, Sweden. Fabulous private accommodation offered! Eldest child goes to school and youngest child is in nursery. Duties include driving to/from nursery, school and other activities, cooking for the family, cleaning and organising duties whilst children are in nursery/school, and providing children age-appropriate activities.

Working hours are Mon, Tue, Fri 7 am to 12 pm and 3-6 pm and Wed-Thu the family can be more flexible on hours but typically 9 am to 3 pm. Confident driver required as winter conditions are snowy and icy. The family are looking for an outdoorsy person who likes animals (they have a dog and two cats).

Current Mother’s Help has been with the family for a year now. You will work alongside her for the first week, so that you will get to know the job. Benefits include meals with the family during working hours, car for personal use, return flight home once per year and flight home at the end of employment.