As well as the au pair’s weekly pocket money, there are some other expenses that come with hosting an au pair.
The following table is the most commonly occurring costs.
Food – meals and basic snacks every day while in your home & out ‘n about with your family. Your au pair can purchase extra of her favourite items if she wants more.
Car insurance – including your au pair on your policy if you want her to drive. This can be costly for under 25s depending on insurer
Car use – collecting your au pair from the airport; driving her to the train station, friends’ houses, shops, airport
Takeaway & restaurant meals – include your Au Pair when your family dines out
Family day trips on weekends and holidays if your au pair wants to join you
Your time – settling in your new Au Pair; weekly chats about her duties and any challenges
Extra utilities – power, gas, water, internet
Bed linen and towels. Au Pair will pay for her own clothing, toiletries and other personal items
Optional – mobile phone/sim card, public transport pass, gym membership