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Book an au pair in the United Kingdom

Welcome an au pair into your family!
  • Affordable, flexible, and reliable childcare
  • Au pairs come and live with you in your home
  • Au pairs help with the kids and housekeeping
  • It’s an amazing cultural exchange for your kids!


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

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If you are looking for an au pair job the team van in this photo is eager to help out
Meet our au pair team

Hi! We are the au pair agency of 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!

More info about our au pair program

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, payout 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 Nice to meet you! Our goal is to find the perfect match between families and their au pair or nanny.

Become a host family! A host family with two parents hug their two children in their home.

Questions of other parents

What is an au pair?

An au pair is between 18-30 years old and comes from another country to partake in a rewarding cultural exchange programme. 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 £2000, the monthly pocket money in the UK is minimum £360 with a recommendation of £480 for au pairs who are living in a bigger city like London where the cost of living is higher.


The host family should also contribute at least £20 per month toward language courses and  £25-50 insurance per month.

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

As part of the au pair programme, 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 conditions in the UK

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