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Au Pair in Norway: salary, working hours, holidays, etc.

Though the Host Family welcomes the Au Pair in Norway as a new family member, there is a legislation governing the program and there are rules that both parties need to respect. 
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These following topics are crucial to the Au Pair program and need to be discussed with the Host Family and included in the Au Pair contract
 

Working hours

The Au Pair should work 30 hours per week in Norway and no more than 5 hours per day and cannot look for another job during their stay in Norway. 

Salary

The participant should receive no less than 5200 NOK per month and also pay income taxes from this amount. 
 
Additionally, the hosts should pay for the Au Pair’s language course, but the amount of support cannot exceed 8400 NOK per year. 
 

Time off and holidays

The schedule may be flexible, but there is a certain holiday policy:
  • The Au Pair should have at least one afternoon off
  • The participant should have at least one day off (which will be 1.5 days off a week along with the free afternoon) 
  • They should have time to attend a language course
At least once a month the day off should be a Sunday. 
 
The participant should get 5 weeks of holidays per year. If she/he starts the stay after the 30th of September, she/he should receive 6 working days holiday by the end of the year. In any case, discuss everything before the stay begins! The Au Pair will get payment during the holidays, days off and days of illness. 

Language course

The Au Pair in Norway needs to have the possibility to attend a Norwegian language course. If the Au Pair attends the language course, the hosts have to pay the tuition up to 8400 NOK per year. 

What else?

Travel cost

The Au Pair should cover the travel expenses to go to Norway themselves. The family in Norway should pay for their flight back home, though. 
 
If the participant stays in Norway longer than stated in the contract or they wish to go somewhere else than their home country, the Host Family doesn’t have to cover the travel expenses. 

Taxes

The Host Family has to pay income tax on behalf of the Au Pair. The percentage is estimated on the basis of the Au Pair’s monthly salary and the value of food and lodging they receive. 



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