United Kingdom

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Details of the country


Parliamentary Kingdom.
Capital: London.
Currency: Sterling pound.
Common Language: English.
Documentation: National identity card or passport in force.
Public health: European health insurance card.
Credit cards: Visa, Mastercard, American Express.
Business Hours: 9:00 am until 17:30-18:00 pm hours, Saturday included.
In tourist areas, the schedule may be continued, opening even on Sundays and public holidays. In London you can find shopping centers open until 22:00h.



Be "Au Pair" in United Kingdom


There are no strict requirements to be "Au Pair" in England.

Age: 18 - 27 years if you come from de European Union.
Essential experience taking care of children (it is worth to look after younger brothers).
Minimum knowledge of local language is advisable in order to be understood by the child without any problem.
Minimum stay of 2 months in summer periods.
Minimum stay of 6 months up to a maximum of 2 years.
Driving license is appreciated.
Enjoy good health.
Have no criminal record.
As refers to cigarette smoking, habits of the house must be respected (it is easier to find a family)
Work 5 hours/day, 30h/week, including hours baby-sitting.
Free Days: 1-2 days per week.
Pocket  money around 60-95€ /week (40-60£)
Baby-sitting:-2 nights.
Tasks: Take Care of the children and doing household related to them, for example: takes them to school, to the park, feed them, clean their rooms, plays with them and helps them with the language. Perform light work in the house and deals with his room. Also they may be asked to take care of the children 2 nights a week.
The "Au Pair" pays its round trip and will be picked up by the host family at the airport (If there were any changes should notify so that there would be no problems).


Be host family in United Kingdom

Have open minds.
Integrate the "Au Pair" as one more in the family.
Report on the norms of coexistence of the House
Speaking Spanish, and that should be the first language spoken at home.
Report on the norms of coexistence of the house.
Support and Training to the "Au Pair" to improve their language skills, with the housekeeping rolls and with the care of children during the adaptation.
Availability of a separate bedroom for private use by the "Au Pair".
Right to full feed during your stay, totally free of charge. This does not mean the cooking. It is a member of the family and has the right to eat what we eat at home. If the family is going out for lunch, she or he has the right to use the kitchen and cook.
Will work a maximum of between 25-35 hours a week.
Deliver a pocket money from 60-95€ (40-60 £ ),depending on the weekly hours worked.
In the event that the family may require extra help they will compensate the au pair with a extra money or free time, as agreed upon with her.
Provide weekly rest of 1 or 2 days, depending on the number of hours worked.
The au pair must always be able to contact the au pair agency.
In case there would be problems of coexistence and a solution cannot be found, the agency shall be notified and will have 2 weeks to find a solution.

Important: the "Au Pairs” are not nannies nor employees at home, so that they should not be required full responsibility for the children or housekeeping.