WHAT WILL MY HOURS BE, AND HOW MUCH CAN I EXPECT TO EARN?

Au Pair (25-30 hours per week)

  • Works for 5-6 hours per day
  • Up to two evenings of babysitting per week may be included within these hours
  • Receives 2 full days off per week (usually the weekends)
  • Minimum weekly pocket money of £85-100 for Silver au pairs or £100-115 for Gold au pairs and native English speakers
  • No sole care for children under 2

Extra Hours and Summer Au Pair (30-35 hours per week)

  • Works 7 hours per day
  • Up to two evenings of babysitting per week may be included within these hours
  • Receives 2 full days off per week (usually the weekends)
  • Minimum weekly pocket money of £115 for Silver au pairs or £130 for Gold au pairs and native English speakers
  • No sole care for children under 2

Any additional hours should be paid extra at a minimum of £5 per hour for Silver au pairs and £7 per hour for Gold au pairs and native English speakers.

As part of the programme, your accommodation is included (your own bedroom within the family’s home), as well as full board (all meals included).

Au pairs who complete their agreed placement duration with their host family will receive a bonus of one week’s pocket money at the end of their placement.

And in some cases there are other elements to consider:

  • Use of car in your spare time
  • Gym membership
  • The chance to travel abroad with the family
  • Contribution towards travel expenses
  • Contribution towards language school