It couldn’t be simpler to arrange an Au Pair with Harmony at Home.
Our Au Pair agency is very experienced at placing reliable, responsible and hard-working Au Pairs with families across the UK. We currently have connections to more than 50 international Au Pair agencies throughout Europe, including France, Germany, Spain, Austria, Denmark, Italy, Poland and Portugal.
What is an au pair?
An Au Pair is a young foreign person aged 18+ who lives as a part of the family and is given pocket money (typically £70-£125 per week). In return for pocket money, board and lodging (see below for details), your Au Pair will help you with the children and housework for around 25-35 hours per week.
What to expect
When you welcome an au pair into your home, you will receive 25-35 hours of childcare and help with housework per week in exchange for board and lodging. Typically, this will include: pocket money, food, bedroom, bathroom, wifi, TV, use of a car (where applicable), and access to an English Language course.
It is important to note is that an Au Pair is not your employee. You can expect most Au Pairs to babysit for 2 nights a week, and generally spend the weekend meeting friends and exploring the UK.
Au Pairs will help with the children (but should not be left in sole charge of babies or small children). If they drive, they can help with the school run, pre-school and afterschool care, babysitting, simple cooking, and light housework.
When they’re not at home, Au Pairs will typically attend a language school (twice a week or more), make friends with other Au Pairs or simply choose to explore the United Kingdom.
How it works
Our Au Pair agency only partners with registered and reputed European agencies to ensure that you receive the perfect placement. There is no registration fee to pay and we have a free replacement guarantee.
All of Au Pair applicants are vetted for references. These include ID, police and medical checks and driving licence verification, where applicable.
Once we have found the right match for your family, we will present you with an info pack on that Au Pair, including a letter of introduction and photos. The service is simple, fast and efficient – we will be happy to guide you through the entire process. Should you wish to upskill your Au Pair during their time with your family, please note that we can also provide First Aid and Nanny Training to any Au Pairs in the UK.
Register your interest
Send us your details and we’ll call you back to discuss how we can meet your Au Pair needs.