To the left are just some of the many candidates we have available at the moment. Most of them are looking for long term placements of 1 year or more. You can see further information by clicking on their photograph. Their video introductions can also be found on our web site. Click to see all our candidates
We are happy to have finally released our new web site!! You may remember our old, web pages we had before.
Our new web site has far more detailed information about each candidate. Some of our au pairs have their video introcuctions on-line, but families who join our free priority club will see videos of our other candidates. more information
The au pair program has been replaced by the Youth Mobility scheme. The countries that participate in this new scheme are Japan, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
Candidates of certain countries previously part of the au pair program scheme (notably Turkey) are no longer eligible to come to the UK and work as au pairs.
Any person from an EU country is able to take up employment in the UK as an au pair as well as in other jobs. In the case of Romanian and Bulgarian nationals, working as an au pair is one of the few legal jobs they are able to do.
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- RPI increases
- Fewer au pairs available
- National Minimum Wage increased by 59%
- Fall in value of £ Sterling%
In the last 10 years since it was introduced, the national minimum wage has increased by 59%. It now stands at £5.73 per hour.
Au Pair salaries aren't required to meet the NMW because an au pair is living as a member of the family and receiving other benefits, but of course people who work as au pairs become aware of the pay rates in other jobs.
Another financial impact has been the fall in sterling. Since early 2008 the value of the pound has fallen by 25% against other currencies causing relative salaries to be lower.
As a result the recommendation for au pair's pocket money is now £65 per week for up to 25 hours. Some agencies are stating more than this but we are keeping parity with the majority. Read More »
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