A live in au pair is the perfect solution for many busy households. An individual over the age of 18 resides with your family, completes household tasks and provides childcare. These individuals come to the UK as part of language and cultural exchange programme. As a result, families can benefit from approximately 25 hours a week of their help plus up to two weeknights of babysitting.
Millennium Au Pairs can supply au pairs for as little as three months or as long as two years. In exchange for their help you must provide the individuals with their own room and full board as well as the agreed pocket money. This is set at a minimum of £80 per week; however it is recommended that you pay them at least a little more if you live in London.
It’s important to make the individual feel welcome, particularly given that au pairs are in high demand at present. As the host you are required to help them find a suitable English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) course. You also need to give the au pair two days off a week, when he or she will be completely free from any duties. If you require any evening babysitting at the weekend on one of the au pair’s days off, it’s advisable to give plenty of notice and to pay extra for this.
Finally, please note that an au pair cannot provide sole care for children aged less than two years if both parents work outside the home. If you are seeking this then you should consider using our services to find a nanny or mothers help instead.