That literally translates to child girl, or nanny. And I think I might be one soon.
I have been sending my CV to any library or archives or museum job in Stockholm that I am remotely qualified for, since May! I also didn't think I had a work permit (and said so on my applications) but at the Skatteverket last week, I was told I can work!
I have a better advantage now that I am IN Stockholm, and have a local address (and today, will have a local phone number.) I have also been applying to jobs that require English, since my Swedish is on the level of a 4 year old. If even.
I had a "job interview" yesterday to work with a Swedish family as the nanny. And I can start next week, if I decide to take it! They have 3 cute kids, a toddler, a 4 year old (who speaks more languages than I do) and a 6 year old. Its not many hours...just part-time, 16 hours a week. And its not much money (but hey, its kroner, and the exchange rate keeps getting worse for us!)
It'd be a great gig if I got into school. It'd be a great part-time job to do while I looked for other work. But if I didn't get into school, and I was offered a job in a museum or library, I would feel terrible leaving the family in a lurch. Should I take it?