FINDING YOUR AUPAIR &
BEING A HOST FAMILY
FINDING YOUR AUPAIR &
BEING A HOST FAMILY
Find you Aupair in 3 steps
Step 1: Fill out our form
Simply click here and Complete this form,
Step 2: Receive 3 great candidates
Based on your answers, we give you a selection of 3 candidates for you to pick from. We will help you set up a skype call so you can meet each other and provide you with some helpful questions you might like to ask.
Step 3: Pick your PERFECT AU PAIR and send your invitation letter
Once you have made your choice, we will let the au pair know and check that they are also happy to come to stay with you. On receipt of payment, we will provide you with a template of an inviation offer for you to send your PERFECT AU PAIR. We will arrange arrival dates and times and ensure everything is in place and ready. We will also send your Au Pair a welcome pack to help her settle in.
It costs just £10 to sign up and register.
Our fee for arranging your au pair is based on the proposed length of stay:
Summer Au Pair £100.00
Au Pair 3-5 month placement £245.00
Au Pair 6 month placement £390.00
Au Pair 7- 9 month placement £440.00
Au Pair 10 -12 month placement £480.00
Au Pair Couple £685.00
Mother’s Support £675.00
(35+ Hours or over £100 per week)
Family is responsible for tax and NI
At a minimum, Au pairs should be paid as follows:
Standard Au Pair 25h per week £75
Premium Au Pair 30h per week £95
Mother’s Support – over 35h per week £150
Extra work to be payable at £3.50 per hour
An Au Pair should not be left in sole charge of a child under 2 years old
The UK basic holiday allowance of 28 days per annum should apply or 1.66 days per month pro rata if the placement is shorter than a year. This can include public and Bank holidays.
Hours and Duties
Standard Au Pair
Works 25 hours and does two evenings babysitting each week. Exactly how this is spread across the week is down to you to discuss with your au pair. They should have their own bedroom, food and spending money of £75 per week.
Premium Au Pair
As above, but working 30 hours per week, with spending money of £95 per week.
Would suit someone older who wants to work more; around 35-40 hours for £150 per week. The family would pay any tax and National Insurance. This arrangement would generally suit an au pair who may already speak reasonable English or is older.
Au Pair Couple
Although together, each would be treated as separate Au Pairs. This would suit a family with more extensive and separate accommodation. A couple would generally be more flexible with their duties and could be given a food allowance if they were living apart from the family. A couple would work around 50 hours between them and receive around £140 spending money.
Terms & Conditions
The term ‘au pair’ refers to any applicants introduced by Perfect Au Pairs including Au Pair Couples or Mother’s Support. Acceptance of an au pair through Perfect Au Pairs is acceptance of our terms and conditions.
Refunds & Replacements
If an au pair cancels after acceptance then a free replacement will be offered or a full refund of fees paid. If a family cancels an au pair after acceptance a replacement au pair will be offered free of charge however the original fee is still payable. If the au pair (6 month placement or more) leaves the family within 4 weeks of arrival a replacement au pair will be offered free of charge. The agency cannot guarantee to do this within any particular timescale. Should the family not consider these au pairs the agency has properly and correctly discharged its obligations. The agency cannot guarantee the same nationality, length of stay or age group. There will be only one replacement offered per agency fee paid.
No free replacement au pair or refund will be given if the au pair leaves after 4 weeks of arrival.
A replacement will only be offered if the client complied with the correct terms of payment of the agency fee. The au pair must be given 14 days notice if the family wishes her to leave, failure to do this can result in a replacement not being offered. In cases of severe misconduct the notice period can be waived but this must be at the discretion of the agency and family together and she must be given provision to either get home or to be able to stay elsewhere.
The agency reserves the right to provide a family with a replacement au pair if they believe the agreed pocket money has not been supplied on a weekly basis or if the au pair has not been treated in a civilised manner. There will be no replacements offered on short term placements (summer au pairs) unless the agency still has availability and can offer this. Should the agency be unable to find a replacement for a short term placement (3 – 5 months) a 6 months au pair will be offered, the difference in fee should be paid.
When the au pair has lived with you for 4 weeks or more it will deemed that the placement has been satisfactory and Perfect Au Pairs obligations have been met. Any placements required after this period will incur the full introduction fee. We cannot guarantee that the au pair stays the full stated period.