TGNC has been working within the childcare recruitment sector for many years and is proficient in headhunting capable, mature and experience Au-Pairs for your family. Welcoming a guest into your home and family can leave one feeling slightly apprehensive, which is why we are here to rest your mind at ease. TGNC completes thorough background checks on all Au Pairs, ensures candidates have a good understanding and knowledge of what is expected of them and a real devotion to the experience. They are to become a part of your extended family and we only seek those with that intention. TGNC London’s Au-Pair Agency.

What Is An Au Pair?

The au pair programme is an internationally recognised Cultural Exchange Programme. It offers a young individual the opportunity to travel and live / work with a host family in a new country, learn a foreign language and experience the country’s culture. The au pair will work a set amount of hours for the host family, usually doing a mixture of childcare and light housework. The au pair may have some childcare experience and even qualifications, but an au pair is not a nanny and should also not be treated as a housekeeper.

What Are Their Household Duties?

  • Washing dishes, including loading and unloading dishwasher
  • Preparing simple meals for children
  • Keeping kitchen tidy and clean after use
  • Children’s washing
  • Ironing for children
  • Putting washed clothes away
  • Vacuuming children’s areas, if mess made
  • Making and changing children’s beds
  • Tidying children’s bathroom & bedrooms
  • Everything to do with keeping their own room/bathroom clean and tidy
  • Light shopping (not the entire household shopping)

What Are Their Childcare Duties?

  • Helping the children get dressed
  • Bathing the children
  • Feeding the children
  • Cooking dinner for the children
  • Helping school age kids by packing lunches, taking them to school and helping with homework
  • Entertaining the children and teaching them about their culture
  • Taking the children on outings to parks, playgroups and other activities
  • Traveling with the host family on vacations and providing care for the children
  • Playing with the children and keeping them safe
  • Note: Au Pairs are not to be in sole charge of any child under 2 years old due to their inexperience.

What Are The Hours Do They Work?

Au pairs can be on duty for up to 35 hours per week. These hours can be spread out over 5 days per week as a maximum. Time must be given for the Au Pair to attend language classes, usually they would offer ‘warp around’ care for before and after school hours.  An Au Pair works 5 days per week, they must be offered 2 days off per week, at the weekend.

How Much Do They Get Paid?

Pocket money must be a minimum of £100 per week when recruiting with tgnc. Some families pay £100 some pay £200 – there is no set maximum to what you can pay your au pair. During school holidays if they have to work more hours, then they should be paid extra.

Is Babysitting Included?

Two evenings babysitting per week are included as part of the arrangement. Additional pocket money should be paid for any additional evenings

What Type Of Accommodation Do They Need?

Au Pairs must be provided with their own private bedroom and 3 square meals per day to suit their dietry requirements.

What Are Their Holiday Entitlements?

Au Pairs are offered the standard 20 days per year plus bank holidays and pocket money will be paid to them during this time. We suggest the family decide two weeks and the au pair decides the other two weeks.


Au pairs are a great option for families who have school age children, they offer parents security so one need not worry about the school runs, if they have eaten a good solid meal or done their homework. On top of that an au pair can help around the house to take the load off parents, wait in for a parcel or walk the dog. They are a shorter term option compared with other child care options, which one needs to consider. We have to take into consideration that this is not a career choice for au pairs but an experience. For long term placements we always request a 6 month commitment from our candidates, due to the nature of the programme we cannot request longer although most stay for one year. Good Au Pairs are hard to find as it is not for everyone, we have experienced candidates on our books – all have been au pairs before and know the drill. It’s such a personal affair opening your home to a stranger so you need to get it right the first time. Should things not work out for some reason, we offer one free replacement as standard within the first 14 days, subject to terms. This may not seem like a lot but from our experience within 14 days you will know if it is going to work or not! We also offer up to 24 weeks free replacement service with Placement Plus for that extra piece of mind for minimal costs.

What else could you ask for! London Au Pair Agency.


Visit www.tgnc.co.uk/client-registration to register your role with TGNC. Fee: £25 to register your role with TGNC and start the process.


Would like to offer the role to a TGNC candidate? TGNC will make the offer on your behalf. Fee: £100 to secure a candidate for the role.


Once you have selected those you wish to interview, TGNC will arrange these on your behalf and send you a confirmation. Free Service.


We can supply a personalised contract for your role to save you the bother of getting this in place. Free.


Have someone you may wish to employ, TGNC conducts thorough referencing checks on candidates. Fee: £25 per candidate documentation.

Start Date

Once your candidate has arrived at your family home, your final placement fee is only then due. 14 day free replacement starts.


Looking to hire or become an Au Pair, we will get back to you within 24 hours on business days.