Au Pair Jobs in London

Guide to Working as an Au Pair in London

If you are a young male or female who likes children, would like to experience a world class city, working as an au pair in London represents a fantastic opportunity. One of the very best ways of finding au pair jobs in London is by either applying online in advance of arriving, or just moving to London and registering with agencies and finding employment locally. On most nanny roles in London you will live or board with the family you are working for. Families are all checked and vetted, you can expect a welcoming atmosphere and usually be be treated as one of the family.



Nanny Jobs in London

Who Can Apply

  • UK citizens
  • EU / EAA nationals
  • Other - check visa eligibility



Au Pair Jobs by London Boroughs

You can find positions throughout the city, most au pairs are places in the following locations:

  • Wandsworth
  • Greenwich
  • Southwark
  • Brent
  • Camden
  • City of Westminster
  • Hammersmith and Fulham
  • Haringey
  • Kensington and Chelsea
  • Lambeth
  • Bromley



Benefits of Working as an Au Pair in London

One of the main benefits of working as a nanny in London is getting to live for free, this city is really expensive! Renting a flat can cost around £1000+ whilst a single room in a house share is around £600 per month! You will also get to experience living in one of the best cities in the world, mix with locals, make new friends both British and international and also possibly explore more of the UK and Europe.



Summer Au Pair Jobs in London

Summer au pair and nanny positions are always the most popular and to get a jobs you will need to apply well in advance. These summer roles can be flexible for just a few months and it is up to both you are your host family as to whether your contract gets extended. Usually most au pairs really enjoy the experience and stay longer than a few months, you will become part of a family and you will become as attached to the children as they are to you.



What to Expect

Your role as an au pair or nanny in London is to help and assist a local family by looking after their children. Your main role is primarily a childcare but you might also be required to help with housekeeping and other things. You will be responsible for looking after a children or children and live with a family based in London. Tasks can include cooking, cleaning, picking up from school, going on days out and just being a friendly addition to the family.



Top Tips for Getting Hired

Spend time on your application, speak with agencies and ask advice, try to provide as much information about yourself as possible including your interests. If you have any personal or professional references this will play a big part in improving your credibility, reliability and employability. When families search for au pairs in London they might be browsing hundreds of applicants so it is important you stand out. You should try to include photos which portray you as happy or friendly - this will make your personality stand out to the host family. If you get an interview just try to be friendly and make a good impression. If you are applying from overseas it is important you know at least basic English so you can converse with agencies and families. View our English language schools in London if you think you could improve.



Wages for Working as an Au Pair in London

All au-pair positions in London are different and the salary can vary depending on the agency and family. Don't expect to be paid a fortune, you will usually get around £80 per week but remember you will have low costs as accommodation and food is free. Although this might look like you are very lowly paid compared to other jobs in London, these types of positions to come with a lot of advantages and most families live in very expensive centrally located areas and they might provide you with a car or some living expenses. You should have some money saved for free time also, your host family will very rarely pay for your personal spending e.g. shopping or sightseeing when you are not working with children.



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What to Do in Your Spare Time

There is so much to do in this city and you should really try to make use of the free time to explore, make new friends, see new places or just relax!



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London Au Pair Reviews & Testimonials

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"I was hired to work as an au pair in Richmond with a friendly family who had three children. They really made me feel part of the family and I really enjoyed the whole experience although I'm not going to lie, sometimes it is quite exhausting. I was lucky that I had the whole top floor of the house to myself with a private bathroom, this was one of the best things meaning I could chill out away from the children when I needed to. The wages were not so great but I also worked part time in a local cafe or restaurant to supplement my income"

Gabriela E, Brazil



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