Your au pair adventure
Being an au pair is a unique opportunity to become part of a host family, explore the city with new friends, whilst gaining valuable work experience along the way.
Why come to London as an au pair?
Are you keen to experience life in another country? Do you love working with children? Have you dreamt of exploring London with new friends? If so, our au pair programme could be the perfect opportunity for you.
You will experience life in another country and be part of London's unique culture.
London is your door to the rest of the UK and Europe—plan your weekends and free time wisely!
You will gain new skills, confidence & independence with the support of your host family.
Free accommodation & meals
Your host family will provide you with your own private bedroom in their home, including all meals.
You will improve your English and have the opportunity to study if you choose.
Most importantly, we hope you will make lasting friendships and memories to last a lifetime!
Why choose London Nannies & Au Pairs?
Together with our 'mother' agency, Swedish Connection, we have over twenty years’ experience of matching au pairs with families in the UK. We'll be here to support you every step of the way.
It’s free to apply
We offer a free placement service to all of our au pair and nanny candidates, and are here to assist you at every step of your journey in finding the right family to be paired with in London.
Our social network
We have built a fantastic network of au pairs and nannies in London. Once we have interviewed you, we will invite you to join our private Facebook group, so you can get chatting to other likeminded people even before you arrive. Here we share our top London tips, offer advice and introduce you to new friends.
Regular meet-ups in London
We organise regular meetings in London for our au pairs and nannies throughout the year. In the past we have explored London together, organised walking tours, visited many of London’s famous museums and galleries, had picnics in some of London’s historic parks, played rounders, kubb, gone ice skating, and even organised pub crawls! This year group also ran their own book club and sports club with regular meet ups.y.
Ongoing support throughout your stay
We are here to support you throughout your stay in London, to provide you with a friendly voice to speak to in case you need it and we are always on hand to offer advice and support. We get to know all of our au pairs before and during your stay so it is just to reach out to us if you have any questions or want to talk.
Au pair post Brexit
As of 1st January 2021, the UK saw the end of free movement. There is currently no longer an official route for EU au pairs to enter the UK.
Who can apply?
We are now only able to place candidates who are:
British & British Overseas Nationals
EU Nationals with UK pre-settled status https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens
T5 Youth Mobility Visa Holders (E.g. Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada) https://www.gov.uk/youth-mobility
UK Ancestry Visa Holders https://www.gov.uk/ancestry-visa
T4 Student Visa Holders (if the visa clearly states that work is indeed allowed. Typically hours are limited to 20 hours per week). https://www.gov.uk/student-visa
If you arrived to the UK before 1st January 2021, you should be eligible to apply for a pre-settled status, which will ensure that you are free to travel in and out of the UK without problem.
Upon successful application, you should be granted up to 5 years to spend living and working in the UK.
The deadline for applying is
30 June 2021 but the au pair candidate must have arrived in the UK before 31st December 2020 to be eligible.
Hopes for the future
We sincerely hope that the UK government will re-think their judgement and reinstate the au pair programme in the UK. We will continue to lobby and raise awareness of the issues caused by these new regulations.
What you can do to help
Please sign and share the petition to help save the au pair programme: