General Information

Who is an au pair?

An au pair is an unmarried young adult aged 18 to 30 years, who has no children and travels to a foreign country for a defined period of time to live with a host family. The au pair is considered as a full member of the family during the entire stay.

Au pair – historic introduction

The first recorded use of the word “au pair” is dated back to 1897, when it appeared in Girl’s Own Paper. It referred to English girls who traveled to France and taught lessons in English in exchange for French ones.

Au Pair Contract (AU1 Application form)

We highly recommend host families and au pairs to read the document carefully, before it should be signed, as it clarifies many aspects of the au pair regulations in Denmark

European Agreement on au pair Placement

The member States of the Council of Europe, signatory hereto, Considering that the aim of the Council of Europe is to achieve greater unity between its members, in particular for the purpose of facilitating their social progress

Health insurance, Private insurance, Social security and Taxation

Persons who are registered with the municipal civil registration office (CPR) in Denmark are automatically covered by Denmark's health insurance scheme after a period of 6 weeks.

Insurance companies and injured persons can contact the division for private compensation claims of Labour Market Insurance (“the P-Division”) to get an impartial statement on the health effects and occupational consequences of a private personal injury.

Is Your Au Pair Suffering From Cultural Shock Or Depression?

Culture Shock is a phenomenon that occurs when a foreigner enters a new culture and experiences unpleasant adjustment symptoms that can range from problems sleeping, mental fatigue, a delay or refusal to speak the new culture's language, a desire to return home and feelings of hopelessness.