AU PAIR PLACEMENTS IN THE UK
The UK is a great location for an Au Pair. Its fun, multicultural, vibrant, and very open to receiving new cultures. Apart from the famous landmarks in London, it has a varied and beautiful countryside. So whether you prefer city life or a semi rural location, there are plenty of locations to choose from. Sussex and Kent have some wonderful towns and villages, as well as excellent transport links to London. Depending on where you are placed in Sussex and Kent, London is only 35 minutes away. Rainbow Au Pairs specialises in placing Au Pairs in Kent and Sussex but also covers London and the South East.
As an Au Pair, you only work a set number of hours per week, which means you are likely to have a lot of free time on your hands.
Most au pairs will take this opportunity to explore the country by initially taking day trips to surrounding towns/cities to get a feel of the culture and people living around them.
For those Au Pairs lucky enough to have friends/families/acquaintances in this country, this is a great opportunity to meet up, socialise and do things together. Most Au Pairs will have a small network of friends to begin with but this increases the longer they are here. Rainbow will also put new Au Pairs in touch with others placed in the area.
My own Au Pair fully utilises her free time by doing sports, cycling, reading, meeting friends, going out, socailising together, going on day trips whilst improving her English all the time.
Some Au Pairs from the EU accession states, (e.g. Romania) after spending at least 12 months in the UK, go on to apply for a work permit. See Home Office for details.