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Screened and trained au pairs
  • Personal attention for your kids
  • Affordable & flexible childcare (£500 -640 per month)
  • Help with housekeeping and cooking
  • An amazing cultural exchange for your kids!

☎️ Book a free 15-minute info call with our agents via this link. 

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Meet our au pair team

Hi! We are Jasmijn and Lyla, twin sisters and founders of au pair agency Nina.care. Nice to e-meet you! What kind of au pairs do we select? We choose our au pairs very carefully. We only want reliable, sparkly people who really love and adore children.

  • Our au pairs are reliable, mature, and independent
  • Someone you would love to have around your family

We guide you and your au pair in every step throughout the au pair stay, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. We get in touch with our au pairs and make sure we have all the right documents, including the au pair contract, to ensure they are well prepared for the au pair program.

We screen our possible au pairs carefully and give advice when needed throughout the au pair program. Our au pair academy has great language courses to help your au pair get to know our culture.

We check in by sending a Whatsapp or call, and we’re always available for any questions you might have. We have matched more than 500 au pairs already, so we know what we’re talking about!

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Our au pairs

What does it cost to host an au pair?

OPTION 6 month au pair

3 screened profiles + visa support
Start in 2-3 weeks
Agency fee

OPTION 12 month au pair

1 screened profile + visa support
Start in 3-4 months
visum ( only if required)
Agency fee

Monthly costs

Pocket money ( min wage minus rent)
Academy and events (incl first aid course)
Rematch insurance | optional
£500 -640 per month
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Questions of other parents

What about my privacy with an au pair?

It is a big change to welcome a new member to your family. But once your au pair arrives, you will discuss the weekly schedule, expectations from you parents and will align on working hours and free time. The key word here is communication, so keep an open mind and if anything doesn’t go exactly your way, discuss it openly with your au pair.
We will also provide you with some guidelines to discuss your house rules with your au pair, which can include bathroom schedule, screen time with the kids, au pair friends visiting the house and more. Setting some ground rules from the beginning, will ensure you all can enjoy the cultural exchange to the fullest.

How long does it take until the au pair arrives at our home?

Usually the standard process takes around 2-3 months from the intake call to arrival of your au pair. In case of an au pair from the EU this can be much faster, as no visa application is needed, and equally for au pairs from non-EU countries (which are the majority of au pairs coming to Germany), this can take longer, as this depends on speed of the visa process in the local embassies in the au pair’s home country. However, based on your needs in terms of timeline we will work together to find the best option for you and your family.

What if your agency can’t find a match for us but we already paid?

Because we trust so much in our great matching service, we are confident to offer a very flexible refund policy: if the host family cannot find a match, even after candidates have been proposed and/or interviewed and you like to stop the process, we will refund you any agency or processing fees you may have already paid. Only the search fee will be non-refundable as soon as candidates have been proposed to you, as we have already invested quite some work by then into finding your perfect match.

How do you make sure your au pairs are (childcare) experienced enough?

During our detailed screening process we also dig deep into the background and experiences of our au pairs, to understand what ages of kids they have experience with, where they gained it and how they deal with various situations. This will ensure that we can propose candidates to your family that will match your expectations and needs.

How do you do the screening?

Our detailed screening process involves a thorough background check including police record, references and also a detailed health check (including pregnancy test). We do conduct detailed interviews with all our candidates and check also their motivation in the cultural exchange, level of childcare experience (and if they really love kids!) and their interest in the host country and language. Further, all au pairs coming to Germany need to speak at least A1 German so we naturally also test them on this. So you see, we really know who we are proposing as possible matches for all our families.

What is an au pair?

An au pair is between 18-35 years old and comes from another country to partake in a rewarding cultural exchange program. They come and live at your house and help you take care of your kids and the household.


First and foremost, you should see it as a cultural exchange and as a wonderful experience for your kids. Secondly, it’s a flexible and affordable way of daycare. The best of both worlds!

What does it cost to host an au pair in the UK?

In addition to the one-time agency fee of £950 ( 6 months) or £2980 ( 12 months), the monthly pocket money set by the UK government is a minimum of £360 with a recommendation of £480 monthly to be more in line with the cost of living and national minimum wage standards. If your au pair requires a visum, those costs are paid by the host as well and are around £298.


The host family should also pay £35 monthly for courses within our academy and events to enrich the au pair experience. Optional costs of private au pair insurance (£25) and rematch insurance (£45) monthly are advisable. It optional to provide for example travel allowance / gym membership etc.


All of our host families are also required to pay at least 50% of the flight tickets for the au pair.

Do you just want our service to support you with the visum contacts and aftercare, but you have found your own au pair? A self match agency fee is one time €800.

What are the rights that an au pair has in the UK?

Based on the thought of joining a cultural exchange, an au pair is generally entitled to free board and lodging in exchange for doing childcare and light housework. On top of this, they receive monthly pocket money, to enable them to get to know the culture of their host country.


Au pairs in the UK can work for up to 30 hours per week for their host family. They are also entitled to 4 weeks of paid holiday for every 12 months of au pairing.

How long can my au pair stay?

Due to Brexit, au pairs can only come to the UK using the youth mobility scheme visa which includes nationals from countries like Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. This visa allows for young people to live and work in the UK for up to 24 months.

What does your agency Nina.care do?

We help you during the whole process, from finding a perfect match to the aftercare, guiding you through the visum process and organising events and courses for your au pair. Also after arrival we help with advice in where to register and mediate in case of conflict. You can reach out to us in case of emergencies and we can offer a nice insurance for you!

What are the demands of the room the au pair is staying in?

As part of the au pair program, au pairs are entitled to all meals and housing from the host family. They must live in the same house as their host family and should have a private room with a door, window, bed, wardrobe, and desk as well as access to a bathroom. Their food and living quarters are included if they become sick or are on holiday time.

More about au pair program in the UK

How it works

Request and matching process
Place an au pair request! We select an au pair for your family based on your preferences. Get to know each other!
Document check
We check the documents of your au pair and do a virtual house check with you to ensure you're ready for your role as a host family prior to your au pair's arrival.
Au pair arrival
Your au pair gets on a plane and arrives at your doorstep. It's time to begin your cultural exchange adventure with your family!
What you can expect from us


We take our screening very seriously. We follow all au pair requirements including asking for a background check, legalized birth certificate, and a medical examination, and we ask each potential au pair everything about their home situation, experience with children, ambitions, and everything necessary to really get to know them. That way, we can guarantee the best match for your family.

Laws & regulation

We are a recognized sponsor, which means that our au pair agency must ensure that all administration is in order and that the au pair laws and regulations set by the UK government are complied with. That is a major task because the regulations are complex. In addition, we draw up the necessary contracts, check the documents supplied, pay out monthly pocket money, and support the au pair application.

Support for au pairs and host families

Once your au pair has arrived, we ensure all au pair arrangements are made and help in applying for health insurance, setting up bank accounts, and getting settled in their new communities. We also offer regular evaluation points throughout the au pair stay to identify room for improvement and ensure everyone is happy during the year.

We are Jasmijn and Lyla Kok, founders of Nina.care. Nice to meet you! Our goal is to find the perfect match between families and their au pair or nanny.

Being a host family for an au pair in the UK

Are you looking for flexible and affordable childcare? Nina.care has a selection of qualified and reliable au pair candidates and guides you through the process!