Au Pair · AP-UK

Au Pair in UK

United Kingdom
12 to 24 months
Global Exclusive
4.8(246 reviews)

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  • Be between 18-30 years of age
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 5 years
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Trip overview

Embrace your passion for travel and children and experience a new life overseas on our Au Pair in the UK trip. Become part of a UK household and help care for the children of a local, loving family whilst you form a close bond with the host parents. Spend your days off partying at world-famous festivals, ticking iconic landmarks off your list or taking the kids on a walk through the local gardens.

We offer the complete package for those wanting to kickstart their au pair journey, and most importantly, ensure you are matched with a safe and welcoming host family and home. Our team will get you sorted with all the essentials from visa assistance, to finding an approved host family before you go, bank account advice, accommodation nights to use when you please, 24/7 support, and more. You’ll be more than ready to begin your exciting au pair adventure. Plus, regularly chat with your host family prior to taking off, so you’ll know all about them before you meet them face-to-face!

Completely immerse yourself in a new culture, make lifelong friends and, best of all, break away from your usual routine back home as you embark on an adventure to au pair in the UK. With the freedom to explore the country’s natural beauty in your time off or paid trips with your host family, this experience is perfect for a first-time traveller or someone ready to experience a genuine, local UK lifestyle.


Inclusions

Host family match

Dedicated Trip Coordinator

Trip visa guidance

Personal Travel Concierge

Access to family profiles

Pre-approved family agreement

Online au pair course

NEW FOR 2020

Airport pickup or transfer

Private live-in accommodation

Meals

Welcome pack

Paid vacation

2 nights to party at Oktoberfest or Ibiza

5 nights hostel accommodation

Optional Netherlands extension

NEW FOR 2020

Incompatible family re-match

NEW FOR 2020

$200 Global Tour Voucher

NEW FOR 2020

Certificate of completion

Ongoing support from our local team

24/7 Global Emergency Line

gWorld access

$250 off your next trip

Just in case it’s not clear already, we’re not an employment or recruitment agency, so please don’t book with us if that’s what you’re looking for. We sell and organise amazing international travel experiences for the purpose of cultural exchange & education. If a trip has a paid work option, this is not mandatory to do and is there as a means to fund your travels only, and no fee is charged by us for this component. All payments you make are for travel and local support services. If you’re still confused, please get in touch.


Trip details

Our Au Pair in the UK trip is a cultural exchange designed to get you set up abroad safely and securely with a welcoming host family. Our expert team offer assistance with all those essentials you need to get set up overseas, like a local bank account and finding the perfect host family to 24/7 support and live-in accommodation. Simply, we’re here to ensure your transition to living abroad in the UK is seamless.

Arrive into the country with the confidence that you are one step ahead of every other person looking to be an au pair in the United Kingdom. We offer you the security of an approved placement with a local pre-screened and loving host family, accommodation and an agreement set up before you’ve even left home! With the hard work done for you, you can settle into your home-away-from-home straight away, get to know your new family and embrace the European lifestyle with open arms. Our expert team will guide you throughout the entire journey to ensure you feel confident knowing you are in the best hands possible.

With most of your living expenses covered, you can spend your earnings exploring the exquisite beauty around the UK, connecting with the arts & culture and joining your family on weekend getaways. Don’t waste your precious time sweating the logistical stuff. That’s exactly why we’re here - to save you time, money, stress and even the risk of having to return home early. Make your time count on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and prepare to immerse yourself in the laid back and relaxed culture, foster your personal growth and develop important life skills your future-self will thank you for!

The only bad part of any life-changing trip like this is having to come home, now you don’t have to (straight away)! When you’ve finished your placement in the UK, we can rematch you with a brand new family in the Netherlands, if you wish to extend your trip. To take advantage of this 2 for 1 trip extension you simply have to commit to a minimum of 8 months in the Netherlands and give us 3 months notice. You can even decide to do it when you’re overseas! When you’re in the Netherlands you’ll earn a stipend of €340 per month, and have your health insurance and language lessons covered by the family. 

Requirements

To qualify for this trip, you will need to have 14 days of proveable child-caring experience and meet the visa requirements. If English is not your first language, you will need to be able to speak conversational English. As an au pair, you can not smoke or have suffered from any mental health or eating disorders in the last 4 years. You'll be required to obtain and pass a medical examination as proof.

What extra costs will I have? 

Flights, travel insurance, visa, immigration healthcare surcharge, criminal background check, souvenirs & spending money.


Trip itinerary

The beauty of this trip is that your days will generally be filled with au pair duties, and then you’ll get time off and breaks in between to explore however you please! As a rough idea, here’s what you can expect:

Week 1

It’s finally here - the first official week of your new life in the UK! Once you’ve touched down, your host family will meet you at the closest major airport and take you to your new home! If you’re planning on travelling first, a driver will take you to your initial hostel accommodation instead. Spend your first week getting to know the family, setting up your bedroom and navigating around your new neighbourhood!

Trip location

Picture yourself living in one of the world’s most prominent travel hubs, surrounded by icons, interesting history, endless entertainment and pop culture. We have au pair & nanny opportunities dotted all over the UK. 

Au pair locations

From the bustling, iconic & ancient city of London, the medieval splendour of Edinburgh to countryside manors and castles across the country and everything in between. You could find yourself au pairing in any of these destinations. 

  • London 
  • Surrey
  • Hampshire  
  • Oxford 
  • Cambridge
  • Edinburgh 
  • Newcastle
  • Brighton
  • + More

How it works

Make your decision

Choose your trip style and destination, and confirm your spot with a deposit. Then, open your gWorld account and celebrate, the hardest part is over and the fun is about to begin.

We become friends

You’ll be matched with a personal Trip Coordinator who knows all the ins & outs. They’ll guide you through everything we need to do together, so you can leave your worries behind.

Time to go

We’ll get your tickets in-hand and your transfers ready. Then, our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared for your arrival. It’s now time for the real adventure to start.

24/7 support

Never stress, knowing we’re there with you when you need us with ongoing & unlimited local team support and check-ins. And just in case, we’ve got an emergency team on stand-by, 24/7.

Reviews

Ella B
Booked in Mar, 2020

Can’t fault my experience with Global Work and Travel! They made the application process as quick and easy as possible, and ensured I had all the detailed information needed before booking my trip. Completely stress free! Definitely a great experience :)

Rachel D
Booked in Nov, 2019

This is my first time overseas and Global Travel has been amazing! They have helped me in every area, ad once I arrive in the new country they will still be there to help when needed. I would definitely recommend them to anyone travelling and wanting a new experience an an Au Pair.

Molly M
Booked in Jun, 2019

I have received wonderful service! The staff are all so lovely and really care about the people they work! I highly recommend global work and travel, I can�t wait to do this trip!

Zeniya Q
Booked in Jun, 2019

Fabulous experience

Zara N
Booked in Apr, 2019

Told me everything I needed to know. Didn�t have to ask any question So pleased with the service

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