FAQs - Au Pair for my family

What other au pair costs do we need to think about?

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