Au Pair Denmark

“Au-pair” is a French expression meaning “at the same level” – the expression is used because an au-pair is supposed to be treated as a member of the family and not as a servant. This means that you will not be employed in the traditional meaning of the word and thus most families will expect you to participate in some of their activities.


  • As an au-pair your duties will include light housework such as dusting, vacuum cleaning, ironing, dishes etc  your working hours are not supposed to exceed 5 hours a day with one full day off every week. In addition to this you must be prepared to babysit up to 3 evenings per week.
  • be flexible – you may be needed extra hours or full time for a few days if the children get sick and both parents are working, in which case of course you will receive compensation in some form.


  • You will have two full days off per week.
  • board and lodgings plus at least DKK 550 per week as pocket money. If you are an “au-pair plus” your pocket money will be at least DKK 650 per week. You will, of course, have your own room and you will be entitled to three meals a day, also on days off.


To become an au-pair you have to be between 18 and 30 years of age. Other qualifications are not required, but it’s an advantage to have experience with children and housework – and you must have at least basic knowledge of the English language to be able to communicate with your host family.


We meet for our interview and discuss all the questions. We give you all the documents you need in order to complete your portfolio and go over all documents needed. Everything will be explained to you in detail and if you have any questions we go over it. The profile fee for the documentation and profile assistance is payable.

Once you got all the needed documents together and completed the application forms you hand it back to us in person, per post or email.
Upon receipt of the documents, our head office go through your portfolio and send it through to the office in Denmark. The 2nd fee is payable at this stage. Your profile will be entered into our partners’ online database and you will be matched with a Danish family. Families will Skype with you once or twice and ask you questions to make sure you are the right Au Pair for their family. Once you’ve matched with a family then the matching fee is due.
We organize the visa appointment for you at the Danish embassy.


The agency will contact you after your arrival to make contact with you and give you a list of Au pairs that are in or near your area with whom you can get in touch.

Tourist info

Denmark is famous for the Round Table and the bronze little mermaid statue in Copenhagen.


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