How does it work?
We are an established Au Pair agency, providing a personal and efficient service for host families and Au Pairs.
If looking for an aupair, this is the place to find a reliable one. Most of our aupairs are looking for long-term contracts, but we also place short term au pairs.
Register (for free) and then browse the aupairs profiles.
If you are interested in a certain aupair, contact the aupair once you are logged in. Contact as many aupairs you want! Once you are interested in a certain aupair, we arrange a telephone interview and present you the complete aupair's file (CRB disclosure, studies, level of English, experience, references, etc.)
As soon as an understanding is reached, we'll assist the aupair with the travel to UK.
This way you will be found by interested aupairs.
You can search for an aupair that suits your needs. We will also present you several au pairs to choose from.
You will find all the details provided by aupair. Contact the aupair to see if he/she suits your needs. We carrefully check all documents sent by aupairs to complete their file, so we guarrantee for aupairs that completed their files.
We place Au Pairs, who can work up to 25 hours a week, Au Pairs Plus, who can work over 25 hours a week, and Mother's Help, who can work up to 50 hours a week.
take a look at the list of aupairs registered with us!
Nature of the Programme: The au pair programme is a cultural exchange programme and not a contract or work. Au pairs must be welcomed as a member of the family.
Age: Traditionally, an au pair is aged 18 – 30, however an au pair without visa requirements (from EU) can also be older. Maximum age for Romanians is 27.
Hours on duty: Au pairs can be on duty from 25 – 35 hours per week if they are from an EU country. This is limited to 25 hours per week if the au pair requires a visa - Romanians need to apply for an Accession Workers Card (purple card). These hours can be spread out over 5 days per week. Longer hours are usually referred to as ‘au pair plus’.
Pocket Money: Au pair should expect some pocket money which can be from £60-80 per week for 25 hours, regardless of whether the minimum hours are worked.
Babysitting: Two evenings babysitting per week are included as part of the programme. Additional pocket money should be paid for any additional evenings.
Leisure time: The au pair’s schedule must provide sufficient time to attend language school, and the au pair shall receive two free days each week and should be offered one full weekend off per month.
Holiday entitlement: The au pair is entitled to a minimum of two weeks holiday per year; one week for every six months stay. Pocket money will be paid during these two weeks. If the au pair placement is for a shorter time, holiday is calculated pro-rata. The au pair should not be forced to take holiday to coincide with the family holiday. BAPAA now (as of september 2011) recommends 4 weeks holiday plus all Bank Holidays as standard. If the au pair's placement is less than a year, then they will be entitled to 1.66 days per month pro rata.
Light Housework: A list of suggested light housework duties is below these guidelines.
Childcare: An au pair is not permitted to have continuous sole charge of children under the age of two.
Room and board: The au pair receives full room and board from the family throughout the stay. The au pair must have her own private room with a window and not be required to share with children, and she should be given facilities to study.
Travelling Costs: The au pair is required to pay their own travelling cost to and from the UK, unless the family chooses to fund this.
Insurance: EU au pairs visiting the UK do not need additional health insurance as they are entitled to use the National Health Service. The au pair may also wish to take out additional travel insurance to cover loss of belongings, repatriation in case of accident, death etc.
Language School and Costs: Au pairs must be given enough time to attend language school. Your family will help you to find a language course when you arrive but unless you are from an EU country, you may have to pay for the classes yourself.
List of housework duties accepted as light housework:
• Washing dishes, including loading and unloading dishwasher
• Preparing simple meals for children
• Keeping kitchen tidy and clean, including sweeping and mopping floors
• Loading and unloading laundry into washing machine
• Ironing for children
• Putting washed clothes away
• Making and changing children’s beds
• Cleaning children’s bathroom
• Everything to do with keeping their own room/bathroom clean and tidy
• Light shopping (not the entire household shopping)
• Walking and feeding pets
• Emptying bins
List of duties considered unsuitable for an au pair – Please remember, it is a cultural exchange programme, giving a young person the opportunity to learn about British culture and improve language skills through interaction with children.
• Window cleaning
• Spring cleaning
• Cleaning the oven, other than simple wiping out
• Washing carpets
• Washing the car
• Weekly shopping
• Pet training
• Clearing up after untrained pets
• Making parents bed*
• Ironing for parents *
• Cleaning parents’ en-suite bathroom*
• Polishing silver and brassware*
• Cooking the family meal, unless the au pair enjoys cooking and has chosen to do this for the family
*These duties can be included where there is less childcare and the children are out of the house for most of the day, if this is agreed in advance.