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How it works

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

The next step is to start thinking about the kind of position you’d like: for example how many hours a week would you want to work, where would you like to be and other things. An au pair receives at least £100 of pocket money for 25 hours per week. This will give you lots of free time to explore London. If you want to work more hours you can. Typically you will work between 25 and 35 hours a week. 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 we have received your documents we will give you a call to get to know you better. It is important for us to know what you’re expecting in order for the matchmaking process to be as successful as possible.

We 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. We are 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. We will stay in touch and support you through the year.

We are looking forward to hearing from you,
Marie and Sophia Gelibter
Swedish Connection

Au Pair meeting