What is an Au Pair?

Main three responsibilities of an Au Pair are: looking after children age 2+ years, light housework and evening babysitting.

Au Pair is a young person who comes to the UK for 2-12 months and in return for 25-35 hours of childcare – lives with a host family. The Au Pair programme is mainly about cultural exchange – the candidates’ main goal is to improve their knowledge of English and learn about the British culture. If you decide to invite an Au Pair to your home – you will become what is known as a Host Family and you will be asked to treat the Au Pair as an equal member of your household.

Au Pair is not a professional childminder – however we require each Au Pair to have a proven (usually basic) experience in childcare. Each Au Pair will have at least intermediate knowledge of English.


What does an Au Pair do?

Here is a handy list of tasks that your Au Pair can undertake:


What are my options?

To meet your family needs Prime Au Pair offers following childcare options:

Au Pair: Up to 25 hours per week + 2 evening babysitting

Au Pair Plus: Up to 35 hours per week + 2/3 evening babysitting

Summer Au Pair

So what are the tasks not suitable for an Au Pair?

It is very important to note – Au Par is not a full-time nanny, nor a housekeeper. Here is a list of tasks that are unsuitable for Au Pair: