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How to become an Au Pair in England / UK: requirements

Au Pair UK rules
Did you know that British accents noticeable change within the United Kingdom every 25 miles? Now you do! If you would like to learn more about the British culture and language, ensure you meet the Au Pair UK requirements mentioned below and join the program.
 
What’s also important is that the Au Pair program is a cultural exchange program for young people, who are craving to see the world and find their own way. It’s expected that the applicant is a young person who hasn’t started a family yet and has no children. She/He shouldn’t have any chronic or contagious diseases that would be an obstacle in her/his work. Please note that the current situation and the discussion about the Brexit might have an influence on Au Pairs who want to go to the UK. Please read more about the consequences of Brexit for Au Pairs here
 
But what are the exact requirements? Keep reading! 

Au Pair in the UK rules for EU citizens

Requirements of the Au Pair program in the United Kingdom vary depending on the Au Pair's country of origin. Here you can find the information valid for all the European Union citizens: 
  • Age: 17 - 30 years 
  • Language skills: quite good command of English 
  • You can travel to the UK on your own
If all these points above are just about you, don't wait and …
 
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Step by step into the United Kingdom!

If you still feel confused, just follow our steps - it's easy:
 
1
Find a Host Family in the United Kingdom
You can search for a Host Family at AuPair.com - register for free, fill out your profile and start looking for your prospective hosts.
 
2
Sign the contract and think of an insurance
Sign the Au Pair agreement, make sure that you already have your EHIC and think about some additional insurance in the UK - it's better to be safe!
 
3
Prepare for the travel - that's almost all!
As an EU citizen, there is almost nothing more for you to do. You don't need any visa to enter the United Kingdom. Just create a packing list for the trip and book the ticket.

 

Au Pair in the UK requirements for Non-EU citizens

If your homeland doesn't belong to the European Union, the requirements may be slightly different. But don't worry in advance and check if the points below refer to you:
  • You are of age 18 - 30
  • You can say that your language skills in English are quite good 
  • You are not married
  • You don't have children
  • You are in good health
  • Education: you have at least an intermediate school certificate
  • You are entitled to a UK visa
  • You can cover your visa and travel expenses
Does that sound like you? Great! 
 
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Au pairing in the UK - step by step:

Although the process arrangement may look complicated, once you reach London you won't regret the effort! AuPair.com will guide you step by step through the whole process:
 
1
Look for a Host Family at AuPair.com
Read our Au Pair's handbook and learn more about the searching process. If you are already registered with us, make sure that your profile is ready and start messaging your potential Host Families! 
 
2
Check your passport
Make sure that it's valid at the moment and it will remain remain valid during your whole stay in the United Kingdom!
 
3
Sign the contract
The contract will be necessary for your visa application for the UK - and you will need an original to submit in the embassy. Discuss with the Host Family all the details, ask the family to sign it and send it to you. 
 
4
Submit your visa application
Depending on your nationality, you will need to choose the right visa, allowing you to stay and work in the United Kingdom. AuPair.com provides you with all the details.
 
5
Insurance
Once you know that you are entitled for a visa, you can think of the insurance for the UK. The insurance should cover the whole length of your Au Pair program - make sure to speak with your Host Family about it as well!
 
6
Get ready for the travel
Choose the right way of transportation and pay special attention to all the formalities you are going to face during the border control! You will be asked for a visa, ID card and passport for sure - be ready and check twice if they are in your suitcase.
 



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