Our History

Square AuPair was born from the personal experience of our owner and director, Kristyna Hawkett.

Having been both an au pair in the UK and welcomed au pairs from overseas into her own family, Kristyna understands the importance of connecting families and au pairs so they enjoy a positive and fulfilling au pair experience together.

Meet our owner, Kristyna

Kristyna moved to the UK from Prague in 2000 to join a family as an au pair. Originally, her plan was to stay for 10 months so she could improve her English.

Arriving in London with two large, over-packed suitcases, Kristyna clearly remembers the feeling she had when she arrived at Stansted Airport and met her host family for the first time. Full of excitement and nerves, she had no idea what to expect. It turned out to be one of the best decisions she would ever make.

Kristyna’s 12-month adventure as an au pair allowed her to explore a whole new culture, learn another language and make lifelong friends along the way. As her journey unfolded, England eventually become Kristyna’s permanent home.

Fast forward a few years and Kristyna found herself standing in the middle of the airport again, but this time she was with her husband and five-year-old daughter waiting to meet their very first au pair. Equally excited and nervous as all those years ago when she arrived in the UK to become an au pair herself, she was eager to find out who she was letting into her home, her family and her life.

Her first au pair turned out to be a fantastic young lady. However, her experience of searching for an au pair and using an au pair agency had left her feeling totally lost and scared by the lack of communication. In her words, she felt like she was nothing more than part of an ‘au pair world machine’.

The support, feedback and help promised by the au pair agency after her family’s new au pair arrived never materialised and it was only through her past experiences and initiative that she knew how to approach their first few days together.

This first hand involvement in both sides of  au pair matching has made Kristyna passionate about creating an au pair agency that provides professional and personalised support without compromise.

Kristyna is always delighted to receive feedback about Square AuPair and its service. If you would like to get in touch with Kristyna directly, please email kristyna@squareaupair.com or call 01932 460 138. Alternatively, you can complete our contact form.

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What our happy families and au pairs have to say

Throughout, Square AuPair remained in regular contact, were very professional but friendly and always happy to answer any questions and to have follow-up calls if necessary.

It has been a great pleasure working with Square AuPair and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results.

We couldn’t be happier. We have a wonderful person living with us, who is very responsible and caring of our children.

A special thanks goes to Square AuPair for helping me find my dream 'second family'.

I will definitely contact you again when it is time to find a new au pair for our family.

I'm very happy. I'm in the best family. The first days have been very nice!

Square AuPair have been amazing at walking us through the entire au pair process.

I'm settling in very well, my host family is lovely! They are so kind with me and always ask me if I need something or if I'm ok. And I'm having a lot of fun with them, we always do something different every day! The house and my room are really lovely too.

I particularly appreciated Kristyna’s approach ... I felt that she understood key points about our needs and our family culture to be able to assess the best personality fit for our girls.

The first couple of days were wonderful. I really like it here. I couldn't complain about anything.

I was impressed with the quality of profiles provided. All candidates were a great fit for our family.

I'm very happy with the family. Tomorrow I start English school and this weekend I met another au pair. I'm very happy.

I highly recommend Square AuPair for their tailored approach and proactive support and intend to use them going forward for as long as I intend to keep having au pairs.

Thank you very much for your support. I'm very, very excited and happy with the family. They're incredible people.

From the first contact to post completion of contract with our new au pair, Square AuPair has acted with a great sense of professionalism and care.

All is great, thank you! I love my routine, the family, where I live - everything!

Thank you for your emails and care you expressed about our new au pair. It looks like you have provided us with the best au pairs so far!

Being together for almost seven months with my host family, I realised how much I grew up. I've done so well with my host family, I have decided to stay longer than a year. Special thanks to Square AuPair for allowing me to have this experience and helping me to find my 'second family'.

Our au pair is wonderful. She is sweet, calm and loving. I couldn't ask for a better au pair. We have had a wonderful experience with our last au pair and we were afraid she had set the bar too high for others, but our new au pair has risen to the occasion. I just hope she is having a great time too and will stay with us for as long as she wants.