Au pair in the UK
Quick Check for au pairs

Do you want to live with a host family in the UK and look after their children, whilst learning more about the British culture and language? Do the Quick Check and find out if you are eligible to be an au pair in the UK.



Can you become an au pair in the UK?

Quick Check for non-EU citizens Quick Check for EU and EFTA citizens
   
Are you 18-30 years old? Are you 17-30 years old?
Are you entitled to apply for a Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) visa? Are you a citizen of an EU or EFTA country?
Do you have a good knowledge of English and wish to improve your language skills? Do you have a good knowledge of English and wish to improve your language skills?
Are you single and without children? Are you single and without children?
Do you have 208 GBP to pay for your visa application? 
Do you have 1,890 GBP in savings plus sufficient funds to pay for your travel costs? Can you pay for your travel costs?
Do you wish to work in the UK for up to 24 months?  
If you are a citizen of Hong Kong, the Republic of Korea or Taiwan, do you have your certificate of sponsorship?  
Is this the first time you are travelling to the UK under the Youth Mobility Scheme (please note: you will not obtain a visa if you have already been to the UK under the Tier 5 Youth Mobility or former 'working holidaymaker' scheme)?  

Result:

Have you answered all questions with "Yes"? Then, off you go! The United Kingdom is waiting for you! If you are a non-EU citizen, you can travel to the UK on a Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) visa to work as an au pair.

Have you answered one or more questions with "No"?

Unfortunately, you lack one or more important prerequisites needed to become an au pair in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

Our tip: Think about an au pair placement in another great host country. The following page will provide you with more information on au pairing in other countries.

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We are continually researching and updating our host country information, but cannot guarantee that all material provided is complete and correct. If you notice gaps or inaccuracies, we would like to hear from you.

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