With the Easter holidays coming to an end we are now concentrating on helping families to find an au pair for the summer school holidays.
These au pairs are normally College or University pupils who are looking for a summer placement
and so work from June to September, they should be paid more money for the
hours worked, 40 hours per week is usually £100 when the children are not in
school, this is still the cheapest form of childcare.
All our summer applicants are vetted also and come with police and medical
certificates. They are a good help during the summer months when the holiday
period can be quite long. Some families take their au pairs away with them on
holiday for help during the holiday. It is nice for the family to be able to relax
on holiday with the help of the au pair and the au pair can babysit in the
evening whilst the parents have a peaceful meal together.
Some au pairs have been on fantastic holidays and though they are working
they are still in the sunshine or skiing and having a very different time
without having to pay for it and getting paid at the same time.
During the holidays we will also be placing au pairs for the September
start of college, this is usually our busiest period and the au pairs come into
the UK from September for 6, 9 or 12 months.
As we are a well established agency we do place au pairs throughout the
year and not just for the September start.