You might have seen our advert online or might have heard about us from a friend - either way the first thing you need to know about us is that all services offered by us are completely FREE for our au pair candidates. Our main centre is in Cambridgeshire, but we are a "mobile agency" - we travel abroad to personally interview you. This way, you can meet us, ask questions directly and find out useful details before coming to the UK.
1st Choice Au Pairs prides itself on helping you find a family that most closely matches your own personality and lifestyle. We spend far longer on the interviewing and screening process of both family and au pair to make sure as much information is considered when matching is being done. It is better to spend time performing this well than run into problems in the first month because the match isn’t ideal.
We don’t work with other agencies; we don’t pass your personal information to any third party, making the process safer for you. Based on the fact that we work directly with the candidates and with the families, we think that we increase the chances for a successful placement (both parts will have detailed information about each other.
The origin of the word Au Pair comes from the French language and it means at par or at the same level. An Au Pair is usually a young person from a different country who wants to improve his/her language skills, to get to know a different culture and to meet new people. Further details about the Au Pair program
Our services are FREE for Au Pairs. We offer several ways to find out more information and register with us. For more details please click here
This gives details of our registration and placement process and what steps you will need to follow.
Because you will be working with children we have to make sure all our candidates are thoroughly screened before they are placed with a family. You will need to provide us with a number of documents; you can find the list of documents here.
We know it can be difficult understanding all you need to do in order to come to the UK. Knowing which documents you need and what you need to do to work legally here. We explain the whole process for you. Please click here for more details.
Our short guide to au pair pocket money should help you work out what to pay your au pair..