Au Pairs

All Au Pair placements are undertaken by Genevieve Browne Ltd

Most of the Au Pair applicants are students who are taking six months or a year out of university to perfect their English. They are young people, 18-24 years of age, who obviously like children and will be happy to be part of an English family, generally 'mucking in' and being made to feel part of the family. The Au Pair will be willing and eager to please and be appreciated. Please note, however, that he/she will have had little or no training in childcare and is not a nanny. Your expectations should not be too high. You will find, however, that he/she will be quick to learn, intelligent and trustworthy. A great deal of time and trouble will have been taken with his/her placement and he/she will have been carefully selected for your family to suit your tastes and requirements. References will have been taken up and agents abroad will have done all they can to assure us of his/her suitability. Many of our Au Pairs are French, especially the summer holiday girls. We also have Spanish, Germans and Czechs among other nationalities. We are able to supply male Au Pairs if preferred.

Many of the Au Pairs will wish to attend a local college to study for the Cambridge exams in English as a foreign language and you should help to organise this. These courses are primarily designed for foreign language students living in England and this will take up either two afternoons or evenings each week. In attending classes your student will have the opportunity to meet other students and to have some social life. Should the student have already worked in an English family as a summer holiday au pair or aide-maman, we shall put you in touch with the family he/she was with as a reference.

To apply for an Au Pair or to discuss your requirements, please contact Georgia Browne directly by telephone or by email or register for only £15 at: