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Welcome your au pair in 2 months
  • Affordable, flexible and reliable childcare in UK
  • An au pair comes and lives with you in your home
  • The au pair helps with the kids and housekeeping
  • It’s an amazing cultural exchange for your kids!

Hosting an au pair in the UK

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The UK is famous for its friendly culture, historical landmarks, and beautiful cities and countryside to explore. So it's no wonder that we have a lot of wonderful au pairs wanting to visit your beautiful country!
Aside from the obvious benefits of hosting an au pair, it can also be pretty stressful. What about your privacy? We have experience in guiding you through this process so you don't need to worry about the details. Au pairs love to go on adventures, they are adventurous types! Especially in the UK, who wouldn't want to make memories, experience the wonderful history, and get to know the warm and welcoming culture that the British are known for?
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Questions of other parents in UK

When do I have to pay the €1000 euro fee?

You pay after we’ve found you your perfect au pair.

What are the rules for au pairs in the UK?
  • They are between 18-30 years old;
  • They are unmarried and have no children;
  • They have enough money to pay for their visa and plane ticket;
  • They have at least an intermediate school certificate;
  • They have a clear criminal record.

Additional rules apply to non-European au pairs,

  • They need to have at least £2,530 in savings and can prove this;
  • They sign an au pair contract;
  • They take a TB test if applicable.
What if the video calls with candidates don't lead to a match?

It happens! It’s unfortunate, but of course we will do our best to find you another candidate who better suits your family.

Does an au pair help with housekeeping?

Yes, the au pair can do light housework. They can help with vacuuming, emptying the dishwasher, putting in a wash and folding laundry – but no cleaning of the bathroom or cleaning windows for example.

What do you pay an au pair in the UK?

The au pair lives with your family and are entitled to a minimum of £70 per week in pocket money. We typically recommend host families give £90 per week in pocket money and closer to £120 for au pairs in London. They get board and lodging for free.

How many hours per week does an au pair work in the UK?

Au pairs in the UK can work a maximum of 30 hours per week with two evenings per week for babysitting included within the hours. They are also entitled to two full days off a week.

How many days off does the au pair have?

An au pair is entitled to at least 2 full days off per week and at least once a month their day off has to be a Sunday. There is no specific obligation for holiday time for au pairs, but we recommend 4 weeks of holiday for a 12 month stay plus public holidays off. This is one of the best ways to learn about British culture!

Where can my au pair come from?

Due to Brexit, the nationalities of the young people that can au pair in the UK have become quite limited. Au pairs from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Monaco, San Marino, Iceland, and British overseas territories are eligible under the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme.

Au pairs from Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan can become eligible through their government ballot systems. British nationals can also au pair within the UK to explore a different country than their own. More information on eligibility and visas can be found in our UK blog post.

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Read experiences of other host families

Host Family Experiences: Jeremy and Zahra’s Family in the Netherlands

Jeremy and Zahra live in Dordrecht with their beautiful daughters Emma (8) and Everly (1). Zaira, their Colombian au pair, has been living with the family for a while and is having a great time! She feels completely at home with Jeremy and Zahra and has really become part of the family. And Zaira is…

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Host Family Experiences: Marieke’s Family in the Netherlands

In the beautiful house of Marieke and her family we, team Nanny Nina, were allowed to take a look and ask questions about how they experience life with an au pair. What is it really like to have an au pair at home? What are the benefits that a host family experiences and which topics…

What's it like to host an au pair well looking at this lovely picture of a dad and his kids laughing with the au pair it seems like a lot of fun
What is it like to host an au pair?

In the Netherlands, having an au pair is not very common. Every year, 1,200 au pairs come to the Netherlands as a cultural exchange. We’ve interviewed a host family in the Netherlands who hosted an au pair to ask them all about their experience. Read it below! What’s it like to host an au pair?…

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What kind of au pairs do we select? We choose our au pairs very carefully. They need to be reliable, sparkly people who really love and adore children. Our au pairs are mature and independent, just someone you would love to have around your family. Fun fact: We used to all be au pairs before, so we know exactly what it entails. Our screening process is pretty strict, so only the best of the best get through. Together we guide you and your au pair in every step, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. Always available for any questions you might have. Oh, and we have matched more than 200 au pairs already, so we know what we’re talking about!
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