Au Pair Requirements in Finland

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Finland, with its stunning landscapes and vibrant culture, is an ideal destination for au pairs. Participating in an au pair program in Finland offers young individuals the chance to experience Finnish life and culture while providing essential support to host families.


To become an au pair or host family in Finland, the following criteria must be met.

Requirements for Au Pairs

To qualify as an au pair in Finland, you need to meet the following requirements:
  • Aged between 17 and 30 years old.

  • Unmarried and without children.

  • Have not previously worked as an au pair in Finland or another country.

  • Plan to stay with a host family for a maximum of 12 months.

  • Not related to the host family and have a different nationality from them.

  • Studied the Finnish or Swedish languages and Finnish culture or show a special interest in these subjects.

  • Sufficient financial resources to cover travel to Finland and return to home country.

  • Health and accident insurance valid in Finland for the entire stay.

Requirements for Host Families

Host families in Finland must meet the following criteria:
  • At least one child under 18 lives in the household.

  • Provide a separate room for the au pair.

  • Au pair stays for a maximum of one year and helps with childcare and light housework.

  • Speak Finnish or Swedish in daily family life.

  • Not related to the au pair and have a different nationality from them.

  • Help the au pair find a suitable language course.


  • Finnish
  • Swedish


Finland offers a unique environment for cultural exchange between au pairs and host families. Meeting these requirements ensures a rewarding and enriching experience for both parties.

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