Nannies & returning au pairs
Whether you are an experienced nanny looking for your next family to help, or you are just starting out on your career as a nanny, we are here to help you secure your dream job.
Why work as a nanny in London?
Do you love children and already have some experience working in childcare? Would you like to build on your existing experience? Are you already in London or planning on moving to London to work? If so, becoming a nanny could be the perfect opportunity for you.
Build upon your existing childcare experience. You will gain new skills, confidence in your abilities and independence with the support of your employers.
London is your door to the rest of the UK and Europe—plan your weekends and free time wisely!
Live & work abroad
Experience London's unique culture, whilst developing your knowledge and experience as a nanny.
Build upon your existing network in London and create lasting friendships and memories with your fellow nannies.
Why choose London Nannies & Au Pairs?
We have over twenty years’ experience of matching nannies and au pairs with families in the UK. We'll be here to support you every step of the way in finding your dream job.
It’s free to apply
We offer a free placement service to all of our nanny and au pair candidates who are eligible to work in the UK. We are here to assist you at every step of your journey to finding the right family to be paired with in London.
Our social network
We have built a fantastic network of nannies and au pairs in London. As soon as we have interviewed you we will invite you to join our private Facebook group, so you can get chatting to other likeminded people. Here we share our top London tips, offer advice and guidance, as well as connecting you with new friends.
Regular meet-ups in London
We organise regular meetings in London for all our nannies and au pairs 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 the group ran their own book club and sports club with regular meet ups.
Ongoing support throughout your stay
We are based in London and are here to offer our support and advice throughout your time in London. It is just to reach out to us if you have any questions or want to talk.
Nanny post Brexit
As of 1st January 2021, the UK saw the end of free movement. Please read who we can now place in UK based families.
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
Skilled worker Visa Holders https://www.gov.uk/skilled-worker-visa or Domestic Workers in a Private Household Visa Holders. https://www.gov.uk/domestic-workers-in-a-private-household-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.