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Where to look for an au pair - good agencies?

(11 Posts)
pandia Wed 18-Dec-13 16:32:17

I'm looking for an au pair to start in the spring - no idea of the best places to look for someone good. Can anyone recommend any good agencies or contacts that you've had positive experiences with? Thank you

freckledleopard Wed 18-Dec-13 16:33:56

Whereabouts in the country are you OP?

BerylStreep Wed 18-Dec-13 16:34:54

I might know of 2 Italian sisters who may be looking for jobs wink

pandia Wed 18-Dec-13 17:11:39

I'm in Hampshire in the new forest

WaitingForPeterWimsey Mon 23-Dec-13 21:16:39

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BoffinMum Mon 23-Dec-13 21:28:39

Cherish Childcare are excellent.

CatThiefKeith Wed 08-Jan-14 15:03:54

If you pay an AP directly, how do you sort out their tax, NI contributions etc?

Katiejon Wed 08-Jan-14 22:49:58

I believe they receive pocket money as opposed to a wage.
They therefoee don't pay tax etc.
I use Montrose in Edgware, London.

circlebeginning Thu 09-Jan-14 15:51:58

Bunters. Really helpful and we've had a wonderful au pair through them. She cares about both sides the au pair and the parents which I think makes a big difference.

JayPee631 Thu 09-Jan-14 19:39:40

I'm in Worcestershire - anyone know of an agency local to here/Birmingham?

HomerPigeon Thu 09-Jan-14 20:23:00

Another MNer recommended Richmond and Twickenham Au Pairs to me and I have got the most fantastic AP. We are in Surrey. Despite the name, Richmond and Twickenham Au Pairs places APs all over the country. In fact the woman I dealt with (Karen) is based in the Midlands. Agency fee was quite reasonable as well.

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