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Au pair pocket money

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neva Sun 28-Jun-09 20:45:03

Please can anyone tell me what is the normal amount of pocket money for an au pair - live in popular large town - quick and easy access to London. Thanks!

Millarkie Sun 28-Jun-09 21:33:30

About £65 for 25 hours I would guess. And if you have problems recruiting you could add in a travelcard/bus pass (if AP not needed to drive) and maybe gym membership

Julesnobrain Sun 28-Jun-09 22:23:29

£80 for 35 hours (London suburbs),

jura Mon 29-Jun-09 08:38:03

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Totallyfloaty35 Mon 29-Jun-09 10:48:40

£65 for 30hrs or £75 for 35- big town on South coast

DadInsteadofMum Mon 29-Jun-09 15:12:36

£70 + use of car + local petrol + gym membership + mobile phone + all UK calls

for 30 hours (plus stuck in the office can you look after the kids once or twice a week - don't call it babysitting unless you want a stand up row with a 12 year old)

DadInsteadofMum Mon 29-Jun-09 15:13:12

thats in small village (which is why car is essential)

neva Mon 29-Jun-09 18:50:15

Thanks all. My au pair would only be doing about 8 hours of after school care per week plus one or two evenings babysitting. Then a bit of light housework; max 5 hours a week. Considering how light her duties will be, I was considering offering £50 per week.

Do you think this would be enough?

Millarkie Mon 29-Jun-09 19:16:55

In my (limited) experience I would say that there is little in an APs mind that links the amount of pocket money to the number of hours pay. If you find someone who accepts £50 (and you are limiting your 'market' by doing so) once they start networking with other au pairs you run the risk of them feeling hard done by and looking for another family. But I suppose it's worth a try

Totallyfloaty35 Mon 29-Jun-09 21:08:04

Request a Demi Aupair or give her more to do and pay standard rate which i think is £55-£60. But I expect you will have girls happy to work those hrs for £50 though, especially if they want to fit in study time.

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