The Kingdom of Sweden is a very interesting country with countless woods and lakes on the Scandinavian Peninsula. Sweden is a very safe country with a very high quality of life.
Most people speak English in Sweden, so you don’t have to worry if you don’t speak Swedish when you arrive. For most Europeans, however, it is not very hard to learn Swedish.
Normally, an au pair works about 5 hours per day . However, your working hours should not exceed 30 hours per week . You get one day off per week.
As an au pair in a Swedish host family you will take care of the children and help with little chores in the house.
Usually, au pairs don’t get any vacation in Sweden, but it is possible to talk about an individual agreement with your host family, so you will be able to take some vacation days.
After an au pair stay of 6 months, an au pair usually gets one week of paid vacation .
You need a passport or an ID to enter Sweden. The documents should be valid until at least 3 months after the end of your au pair stay in Sweden.
After you arrive in Sweden, you have to apply for a work permit. Your host family will help you with this. You will need a job offer from the host family in order to get this permit. Along with the job offer, you also have to have confirmation of a Swedish course.
In Sweden, the department for employment (arbetsmiljöverket) is responsible for au pairs.
Official languages: Swedish, Finnish, Meänkieli, Sami, Romani and Yiddish
Capital : Stockholm
Surface Area : 450,295 km²
Population : 9,573,466 (2013)
Currency : Swedish Crown (SEK)
Time Zone : UTC+1, UTC+2 (March through October)
Country Code : +46
Emergency Number : 112
Climate : mild