“Au Pair” literally means “on par” or an equal, Au Pairs are young people who live with a British Family so they can learn about the English language and culture, they are an extra pair of hands for busy families and are happy to help with light housework duties.
They must have their own bedroom and be provided with full board.
An Au Pair should be treated as a member of your family and given the choice to be included in activities, including meals. They would be provided with a key to your home and should be encouraged to register at a local college if they want to.
An Au Pair would be paid pocket money of a minimum of £70 per week for 25 hours plus 2 evenings babysitting.
An Au Pair Plus would be paid pocket money of £100 per week for working up to 35 hours per week plus 2 evenings babysitting.
Au Pairs must have at least 2 free days off per week.
Please note, we do not advise that au pairs should be left in sole charge of children of children under the age of 2 years as they are not trained in childcare. Au Pairs usually commit to a minimum of 6 months, most 12 months. However, we have had Au Pairs stay with families for over 2 years!