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Au Pair Fees 

Host families return to us every year for value and quality.

Following your telephone consultation, we start your search with a non-refundable activation fee of £20 (please note - during times of lower applicant numbers, this fee is sometimes postponed and added to the final fee). 

Our placement fees are based on the placement duration and skills/experience of the au pairs.

A placement fee is only payable after you confirm one of au pair applicants. No further charges are therefore due, should you not wish to proceed with the au pairs selected for you, by our team.



* European nationality

* Short term summer au pair 

*1-3 months during June-September



*European nationality

*Shorter term placement (less than 6 months)

* Babysitting experience. Some applicants may also have limited practical experience. 


(Non Driving Position)


(Driving Position)


*European nationality

* Long term placement (6m+)

* Babysitting experience. Some applicants may also have limited practical experience. 


(Non Driving Position)


(Driving Position)



*“mini” – mother’s help
*European nationality
*Extensive childcare experience including babysitting and practical experience (nursery, school, summer camps work experience)
*Hours limited to 35h/week


Swedish & Danish Au Pairs 

*Substantially higher recruitment costs


(Non Driving Position)


(Driving Position)


*Mother’s help
*Australian/Native English Speaking Au Pairs


(Non Driving Position)


(Driving Position)


The above pricing shown excluding VAT.

Summer & Long Term Au Pair Reductions 

Do you require both a summer (June/July) and a long term au pair? Please contact our team to enquire - additional reductions are available.

Safe & Easy Payment 

A separate invoice detailing the final fee is issued upon placement confirmation. Same card details are used for the placement fee, as supplied for the activation fee – unless otherwise requested. 

All our payments are processed with a secure Sage Pay Gateway. We accept all major debit and credit cards, except AMEX.

Discounts & Incentives*

Returning clients receive a £50 loyalty discount on the next placement fee. We also offer generous referral discounts.

If you refer your friend to Smartaupairs and the referral results in a successful placement - we offer an additional £60 off your next placement fee.

Read more here

Loyalty Discount


Recommend a Friend Discount 


Guarantee Period*

A 30 day guarantee is included for all au pair placements. For summer au pairs, 14 day guarantee period applies. We offer one free replacement per placement. 

New, extended guarantee period of 6 weeks applies for clients who have registered after the 11 July 2016 and who have paid fees according to the new fee structure. 

Guarantee period extensions are available for placements with durations exceeding 4 months.

Extending Your Guarantee Period

1 month (30 days)


2 months (60 days)


3 months (90 days)


6 months (180 days)


Guarantee extensions should be confirmed prior to/at the time of finalising your au pair placement. Extensions are not available after the au pair placement has commenced.

Guarantee period extends the period during which a replacement au pair would be offered at no extra cost to cover the remaining time period the current au pair was due to stay with the family. 

* discounts and guarantee extension fees are quoted inclusive of VAT. 

Would you like to chat to our team about your options?
Simply call 0330 111 9266 or alternatively e-mail

We are happy to help!