Recommended Weekly Allowances


Weekly Payments for Au Pairs - 2021- 2022

Host families are required to pay a weekly allowance to their Au Pair. For 2021-2022, we require our au pairs to be paid a minimum weekly allowance broadly in line with National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage guidelines, appropriate to their age groups, as published by the UK government.

We have summarised the corresponding allowances by weekly hours and age bandings as follows:


  • 18-20 year old
  • £106 a week
  • Weekly allowance to be paid.
  • 25 hours a week.
  • 18-20 year old
  • £139 a week
  • Weekly allowance to be paid.
  • 30 hours a week.
  • 21-22 year old
  • £151 a week
  • Weekly allowance to be paid.
  • 25 hours a week.
  • 21-22 year old
  • £193 a week
  • Weekly allowance to be paid.
  • 30 hours a week.
  • 23+ year old
  • £160 a week
  • Weekly allowance to be paid.
  • 25 hours a week.
  • 23+ year old
  • £204 a week
  • Weekly allowance to be paid.
  • 30 hours a week.

We have extrapolated the minimum hourly rate from data provided by the low pay commission report 2020. Additionally, we have applied a deduction against accommodation costs. If you require between 25-30 hrs, please contact us for more information.

Rainbow Au Pairs assumes no responsibility for any potential tax or National Insurance liabilities incurred by the host family or au pair. We strongly recommend you seek independence advice.

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