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How it works

You’ve decided to come to England – great, that’s step one done already!

My name is Marie, I’m Swedish and I’ve lived in London since 1981, when I was an au pair myself.

The next step is to start thinking about which kind of position you’d like. Do you want to work as an Au Pair or as an Au Pair Plus? An au pair earns at least £80 for 25 hours’ work per week. This will give you lots of free time to explore London. If you want to work more hours you can apply as an Au Pair Plus. You will work between 26 and 38 hours a week and earn more money. Don’t worry – you don’t have to make your decision just yet but it’s important that you think this through before you talk to potential host families. If you want to know more about life as an au pair you can read letters from previous au pairs.

It’s now time for you to register! You can complete the application form, download it as a PDF or Word document. You will also need to send the following documents:

Post your application form with all the other accompanying items to:
Swedish Connection Au Pair Agency
84 Fitzjohn Avenue
Barnet, Herts

Or send via email to:

Congratulations, you’ve made it through the registration process! When I’ve received your documents I’ll give you a call to get to know you better. It’s important for me to know what you’re expecting in order for the matchmaking process to be as successful as possible.

I will start sending your application to potential families and if they are interested they will contact you for an interview. You can read about available jobs on our Facebook page. Interviews can be conducted by phone or Skype. When both you and the family are happy, the final arrangements can be made. I’m here to help and guide you through every stage of the process.

When in London you will be invited to au pair meetings and get access to our private Facebook group so you can meet other au pairs in your area. I’ll stay in touch and support you through the year.

I’m looking forward to hearing from you,
Marie Gelibter
Swedish Connection

Au Pair meeting