Important Information

Who Pays for What


The Au-pair will pay for their fare from their home country to the country of their destination and also for their onward ticket back home.

The Au-pair will pay for their registration fee (if required).

The Au-pair is expected to pay for their language classes and other language course fees such as exam entry fees.

If the Au-pair needs to travel to the language classes from a rural area and has to pay additional travel expenses, a contribution from the family towards this cost is common. Families in France and Germany will generally pay for the Au-pair’s travel pass.

The Au pair should have a free access to the Family’s interenet to be able to keep in touch with friends and family.

If the Au-pair is to have use of a car, it has to be made clear from the beginning who pays for the petrol (including time off use); the Au-pair should also be included on a car insurance policy which is paid for by the family.

Au pair Holiday Entitlement; The new holiday rules were introduced from September 2010 by BAPAA(www.BAPAA.org).

BAPAA recommends 28 days holiday per 12 month period, including Public Holidays. Pocket money will be paid during this time. To calculate the holiday entitlement for less than a year, or for someone helping less than 5 days a week, clickhttp://www.nannytax.co.uk/holiday-entitlement.The au pair should not be forced to take holiday to coincide with the family holiday. Holidays should be mutually agreed between host family and au pair.

UK Public Holidays: These are included in the recommended holiday and au pairs can either be given the day off or have a day off in lieu as part of their holiday allowance family holiday. Holidays should be mutually agreed between host family and au pair.

UK Public Holidays: These are included in the recommended holiday and au pairs can either be given the day off or have a day off in lieu as part of their holiday allowance