Benefits & costs of
having an Au Pair

What are the benefits of having an au pair?

Here at Square AuPair we are dedicated to helping families find the perfect balance so they can enjoy quality time together.

Welcoming an au pair into your home will give you the support you need to take some of the stress out of life.

Whether you are looking for help with the school run or you just want to keep on top of the housework, an au pair will provide you with the flexibility you need to make the most of family time.

Our team has had experience of being au pairs and welcoming au pairs into their own homes. This makes us your ideal partner for understanding your needs and finding the right au pair for you.

Here are some of the main benefits of welcoming an au pair into your home:

  • Cost effective, safe and secure live-in childcare
  • Legal cultural exchange programme
  • Flexible childcare arrangements to suit you and your family’s schedule and needs
  • No need to spend hours trying to find a babysitter – enjoy more time together as a couple
  • Help with pets and dog walking
  • Help with light housework
  • Opportunity for you to work or take some free time without having to worry who is taking care of the children

What are the costs of having an au pair?

Registration with Square AuPair is free of charge for families. Once we have found you a suitable au pair and agreed a placement, fees will apply. For more information about our charges, please visit our fees page.

When you draw up your initial agreement with your au pair you will agree to pay them weekly pocket money. We recommend a minimum payment of between £90 and £115 per week depending upon their experience. For any additional babysitting undertaken over and above your au pair’s normal 30-hour working week, we recommend paying £4.00 per hour.

Our fees will only apply once we have found you a suitable au pair, you have agreed to the placement and your au pair has booked their flights.

To find out more about why you should work with Square AuPair, please read our testimonials.

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.