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23.1.2020 : 21:29 : +0000

My wonderful year in Iceland

Hi everyone,


My name is Chantal, I´m 23 years old and I´m from Holland. Last year I went to Iceland to work there as an au pair. This has been one of the best decisions ever since I´ve had the time of my life. I´ve met so many nice people and I´m sure I´ve made friends for life!


During my stay in Iceland I lived with two different families. The first family lived in Reykjavik and had two kids for me to take care of, a boy and a girl. When the kids were at school I took care of the household and also I was babysitting a gorgeous baby from the family. When the kids got home from school I gave them something to eat and played with them or just let them play with friends. I really liked these kids and I loved spending time with them. In my free time I went to a language school to study Icelandic. That was great because this way I got to know new people from all over the world and I was also able to understand the family conversations during dinnertimeJ More...




Au pair in Iceland

Like to care for children in Iceland?


Ninukot is a local agency in Iceland and helps au pairs to find an Icelandic host family. You will live with an Icelandic family, taking care of young children and the light housework. It is a opportunity to learn about Icelanders, the culture, the language and at the same time develope relationships that will last a lifetime.

What about the benefits, work hours and requirements?

  • Pocket money is 15.000 ISK.
  • Private bedroom and meals each day.
  • Work hours are 30 hours per week, approximately 6 hours per day.
  • Two free days per week. At least one full weekend free each month.  
  • Some overtime might be needed according to an agreement and is paid extra.
  • Flight ticket to and from Iceland for a stay of 12 months. One way ticket for au pairs who stay for 6 months (max. 35.000 ISK for one way ticket and max. 70.000 ISK for round ticket). The flight cost is reimbursed at the end of the stay.
  • Health insurance arranged and paid by the host family (Citizens from EU, Lichtenstein, Switzerland and Norway can bring the European health insurance card).
  • The duration is 6 to 12 months. Most families are looking for au pairs to stay for 9-12 months period.
  • Possibility to attend a language course.
  • Age limit 18 to 27 years.
  • EU or EEA citizen.
  • Experience with childcare is a must.
  • Good English knowledge is required.
  • Driving license is generally required.


When to apply?

Ninukot accepts applications for Au Pair/Babysitting on a continual basis. Please contact Ninukot for more information about Au pair in Iceland, fill out a pre-application and/or request an application form.


Got some questions about how to become an Au pair in Iceland?

We might already have answered your questions in our FAQ.  If not, please contact us and we'll do our best to answer them!