Covid & your Au Pair

Due to the ongoing travel restrictions, we had to close the agency for the first time in 18 years in March 2020.

We are currently operating with a very limited team and balancing homeschooling, so can only dedicate a few hours each week to helping you find an Au Pair. 

Whilst the situation is gradually improving, the new quarantine restrictions have delayed any new placements. We are unable to finalise any new placements until we know for sure that your chosen Au Pair is able to join your family and start helping you on arrival.

As a result, we are currently spending this time working on introducing the lovely candidates with have registered already to the handful of families who are currently successfully hosting an Au Pair with Pebbles.

As soon as we get the green light, we expect a new announcement from the UK government at the end of the month, we can finalise your placement and organise travel.


Which registrations are we taking?

At this stage, we are not able to take on any new registrations. 

Once we have been able to help our current host families, we will be delighted to open registrations to new or returning families. 


Payment plan for your Au Pair

Given the ongoing uncertainty, we have suspended our one off payment plan for 2020. All placements will be offered under the flexible monthly payment plan. That way, should your placement come to an end for any reason (Covid, Brexit, redundancy etc), you are able to end your monthly placements as soon as your Au Pair finishes with you. 

This ensures you will only pay for allows ensure you are only paying for time you are hosting an Au Pair.
More details about the monthly payment plan here 

Brexit and your Au Pair Placement

BAPAA is working super hard behind the scenes to ensure the continuation of the Au Pair program post Brexit.
 
As it stands, if your Au Pair arrives before Dec 31st 2020 they are free to work for you as per the EU regulations. If they request settlement status, they should be allowed to come and go as they please even after Jan 1st 2021.
 
We are advising all Au Pairs to arrive with a passport, an international driving licence (if they are going to drive) and private Au Pair health insurance (we will provide them with details of reputable insurance companies).
 
We are awaiting news for arrivals from Jan 1st 2021 – there may be a visa system in place by then, we should know more by the Autumn. We won’t be organising any placements for 2021 until we are 100% sure of the conditions.

Register your interest

Please do register your interest below, as soon as we are in a position to start accepting new host families, we will contact you to see if you’re still looking for an Au Pair.