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Au pair requirements for the United Kingdom

Learn more about the basic requirements for both au pairs and host families to enter the au pair program in the United Kingdom.


Au pair requirements

  • You are 18 to 30 years old.
  • You speak a sufficient level of English.
  • You have never been married and have no children.
  • You want to stay in the UK for up to 24 months.
  • You have at least £2,530 in savings for your stay.
An au pair reads a book to her two host children.

Host family requirements

  • You have at least one child under the age of 18.
  • You speak English every day.
  • You and your au pair do not have the same nationality.
  • You have a private bedroom in your home for the au pair to live in throughout their stay.
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Conditions and visa requirements for the United Kingdom
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Conditions to au pair in the United Kingdom
Click here to read more about pocket money, lodging, holiday time, and other conditons.
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Visa requirements for the United Kingdom
Click here to learn more about the entry requirements and visa needed for your nationality.

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