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Conditions to au pair in Norway

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An au pair stands with his backpack and hiking shoes while visiting a small village in Norway. Conditions to au pair in Norway

Au pair information for Norway

Pocket money and other costs

Au pairs in Norway make 5,900 Norwegian Krones (NOK) monthly, which equates to approximately 569 EUR. They should receive their pocket money also during holidays and when they fall ill. Au pairs are subject to taxes on their monthly pocket money.

Working hours

Au pairs in Norway can have working hours up to 30 hours a week with a maximum of 5 hours per day.

Holiday time

Au pairs in Norway are entitled to one full day off per week plus an additional afternoon off per week. The full day off should be on Sunday at least once a month.


By law, au pairs in Norway are entitled to 25 paid holidays per year.

Length of stay

Au pairs in Norway can have a length of stay in the country for up to 2 years as an au pair. Their visa is only valid as long as their employment with their host family is valid.

Language course

Au pairs should attend a Norwegian language course during their stay. Host parents are responsible for paying for this course including the associated materials and travel costs. By law, the host parents should pay a minimum of 9,850 NOK toward the course.

Room and board

As part of the au pair program, au pairs are entitled to free room and board. This means that they get all meals and housing from the host family. They must live in the same house as their host family and should have a private room with a door, window, bed, wardrobe, and desk as well as access to a bathroom. Their food and living quarters are included if they become sick or are on holiday time.


The au pair is mainly responsible for childcare during their working hours which can include some meals, planning activities, and pick up from school. They cannot work during the night.


They can also contribute to light household tasks especially those that relate to the children such as doing the dishes, organizing toys, or doing the children’s laundry. Their responsibilities do not include heavy household work such as scrubbing bathrooms or vacuuming the whole house.

Driver's license

Au pairs can drive for the first 3 months of their stay with their home country’s driver’s license. After that, they must apply for a Norwegian driver’s license if they wish to continue driving.


Au pairs are enrolled in the national healthcare system when they register once they arrive in Norway. It is recommended that the host family takes out additional private insurance to supplement the national healthcare.

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