Au Pair in England / UK: salary, working hours, holidays, etc.
Are you interested in the Au Pair program in the United Kingdom and want to know more about practical moments of your Au Pair stay? In this material you will find all the necessary information regarding:
Although the Au Pair program is usually a win-win cooperation between the Au Pair and the Host Family, there are rules that both sides should respect. In this post we have gathered the most important information about being an Au Pair in the United Kingdom.
The participant should spend 30 hours per week on the Au Pair duties including babysitting!
Although it is not recommended, the participant can also work part-time; as an EU citizen the applicant can work in the UK, and the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visa allows non-EU Au Pairs in the UK to work up to 20 hours per week in addition to the participant’s responsibilities. The Host Family should always be a priority, though.
The Au Pair has to cover the cost of the language course, the Host Family doesn't have to support them. The participant can always ask the Host Family to take it into consideration though!
The participant should keep the income tax in mind. The pocket money, in most of the cases, is not high enough, so the income does not have to be taxed. To pay taxes and National Insurance contributions, the participant has to receive more than 140 GBP per week.