Information for au pairs

Originally, the Au Pair scheme was first introduced as a cultural exchange program; Allowing young foreign girls to visit England and learn about it’s traditions and customs. It was a way for them to gain a great experience without having to worry about money, work or accomodation. Nowdays, it’s very different; many girls come to the UK as au pairs to make a better life for themselves and even help their families back home.

At Hampstead Au Pair Agency we want to help you with your “new life” – which is why, whatever your situation, you can always come to us for advice etc.

Registration is Free for Au Pairs

Requirements

  • You are 18-32 years old

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  • You are an EU citizen and are entitled to work (see list below)

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  • You are already in the UK

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  • You can speak in English

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  • You have experience looking after children

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  • You are kind & enjoy being with children

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  • You do not smoke

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  • You plan on staying in the UK for a year or more

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  • You are not married and do not have any children

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SCAMS: Please be very careful. There are dishonest people that may befriend you, then try to borrow money from you. Be also aware of being offered jobs over the internet that sound too good. Finally, NEVER give money to people that you do not know- no matter what story they tell you. If you are not sure what you should do – then phone us for advice…..it’s FREE!

Au Pairs are permitted from member countries of the European Econommic Area (EEA):

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden. (Swiss nationals can also be au pairs).

 

Types of Au Pairs

Live in Au Pair
Tier 1

If you have very little or no expereince or if this is your first time looking after children then only “Tier 1” jobs will be suitable.

Live in Au Pair
Tier 2 & 3

If you have been an au pair before for more than 6 months then jobs that are “Tier 2 & 3” will be best.

Live in Mother’s Help
Tier 4

If you have more than one years experience in childcare and/or looked after two or more children then you may be able to get a “Tier 4” job.

Live out Au Pair
Tier 3 & 4

Once you’ve been in childcare for one or more years you can apply for “Live Out” jobs.

Maximum 2 Children
2 Years Old +
25 Hours per week
Typical pay £80pw

Maximum 2 Children
Babies or older
25 hrs or more per week
Typical pay £100 to 180pw

Upto 3 Children
Newborn or older
40+ Hours per week
Typical pay £160+pw

Upto 3 Children
Newborn or older
25-60 Hours per week
Typical pay £8-10ph