An au pair is in charge of taking care of the children and lives within the home of the family. The au pair is provided accommodation and meals and a stipend of spending money. The family gains a loving caretaker for their children and an addition to the family. Expats have both found work, and employed, au pairs.
Nannies are fairly popular in the UK, including Scotland. Different agencies charge different fees an have different standards, so make sure to compare companies.
The average cost of a nanny is between 200 - 400 GBP a week. A big factor in determining price is where you are in Scotland as well as if the nanny is live-in or live-out. To mitigate cost, nanny-sharing is becoming popular.
An excellent place to look for a nanny is on EasyExpat's job listings. You can also ask questions and find advice on the forums. Here, other expats can give advice on the services they use and what to look for.
If hired through an agency, the agency usually guides the au pair through the process.
The most common visa for an au pair is through a Youth Mobility Scheme. You must be a national of a country taking part in the scheme, and have a valid national passport from that country. You can apply if you:
For more information on visas in general, consult the section on Passport and visas.
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