Important Post-Brexit update!
From 1st January 2021 onwards, unfortunately, there is NO LEGAL route for EU au pairs wishing to come to the UK.
There is pressure on UK government to allow EU countries to be included in the Youth Mobility Visa to enable their young people to to come to the UK for up to 2 years.
The suggested criteria for EU au pairs under Youth Mobility Visa:
Invitation letter by a UK host family
Police Check certificate from the au pair candidate
Minimum level of English requirement
Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa is open to all nationalities
Length of stay up to 2 years
Proof of private medical insurance from an au pair to avoid pressure on the NHS
Au pair is normally a young adult from abroad who is interested in a foreign language and culture and loves working with children. They come to the country to help the family looking after usually, their primary school aged children and light housekeeping for an exchange of free and safe accommodation with meals, weekly pocket money and opportunity to explore the language and culture of the country.
Au pair in the UK can work up to 25 or 30 hours/week + babysitting and can undertake the following tasks: school runs, afternoon supervision of children, taking children to clubs and play dates, accompanying the elderly, preparing meals, tidying and cleaning after their own cooking, light housekeeping, walking a dog ad clearing up, light shopping, collecting packaging from post or receiving deliveries, babysitting up to twice a week and looking after the hose while the owners are on holidays.
The au pair is not a professional child carer nor a housekeeper so they are not supposed to take on heavy duties (no solo charge of 0-2 years old children, deep cleaning, weekly shopping etc.).
AU PAIR vs. NANNY
BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAMME
Families usually host au pairs because of their work obligations and they simply need someone to be with their children when they cannot be there. They may wish to get some additional time for themselves to breath and relax after a long day at work or simply to have more of a social life from time to time or time for holidays. Therefore, they trust an au pair to help with school runs, homework, after school clubs and play dates and make sure they are well.
On the other hand, most young people see a perfect opportunity to help a family with their kids which they love while exploring the foreign language and culture and meeting new friends.
For native English speakers we offer:
AU PAIR PROGRAMME IN SPAIN
WHO CAN APPLY:
Native English speakers aged 19 to 30
Some experience working with children (taking care of their younger siblings, cousins or friends)
Love helping and is flexible
Are interested in foreign culture and language
Au pair receives a safe accommodation with meals and weekly pocket money, as well as opportunity to explore a new country and its people, in exchange for their help in childcare and light housekeeping for the host family.
POCKET MONEY GUIDANCE:
Au pairs in Spain usually help up to 25 or 35 hours/week and normally receive 70 EUR pocket money.
Contact us to get a free and full support from initial information about the programme all the way to settling in with a very nice family. Safety is top priority for this agency!