Duration of stay: 1-12 months
Pocket money: 280 Eur
Working timet: 25-30 hrs
Holiday: 2 weeks in 6 months
Insurance: paid by family
Language course: paid by family
Under the following conditions you may employ an au pair in Finlad
- There lives at least one child under 18 years in your household
- You have a separate room for your au pair´s use
- The au pair should take care of your children and do a simple work in the household for no more than one year
- In your daily life you speak Finnish or Swedish
- You are no relatives of the au pair and you have a different nationaliy
- You can help the au pair to find a language course compatible with her/his time schedule
An au pair takes care of your children and helps you with a simple housework. Together with her/him you should discuss and put down the au pair´s concrete tasks into the Au Pair Contract.
With an au pair in your family your living costs become higher as another adult person lives in your household.
Accomodation and Food
During the au pair´s stay you provide her/him with free meals and a free accommodation. Besides, the au pair gets her/his own room in your house/flat. She/he has the right for the free food and acoomodation also in case of illness and during her/his holiday.
Besides the accommodation and food the au pair gets the pocket money amounting at least to 280 EUR net per month. As the au pair´s pocket money is in Finland regarded as an income the au pair must pay taxes. At the same time the free food and accommodation from you will be taken into account. Please take this into your consideration when fixing the gross salary.
Employer´s share of the pension insurance
In Finland au pairs must also pay for the pension insurance. The share lays at 24.2 % of the au pair´s gross salary. Both the au pair and the host family participate in these costs: the au pair pays 5,5 %, the host family the rest – 18,65 %.
For au pairs the Finnish government lays the working time of maximum 30 weekly hours down – evening babysittings included. In a day your au pair may not work more than 5 hours.
The au pair must have at least one full day in a week off. At least once in a month this day must fall on the Sunday. Beside that you should reserve enough time to your au pair for attending a language course and offer her/him to develop her/his cultural knowledge and professional capabilities .
There are no official data in Finland as far as the au pair´s holiday concerned. Number of the holiday days should be agreed on by you together with your au pair. Our recommendation: An au pair who lives 6 months in the family should become a 2-week holiday – you can apropriately direct your attention to this value, when you will adapt the holiday days to the total duration of the au pair´s stay.