Au-Pair in Scotland
Au-Pair in Scotland
The Au-Pair program in Scotland becomes more and more attractive to young people! There is a lot to discover in Scotland, the beautiful green country in northern Great Britain. The impressive landscapes, mountains, hills and lochs (lakes) take everybody back to the times of highlanders and elves. You can find castles and ruins everywhere in Scotland, but especially Glasgow and Edinburgh are worth a visit. Bagpipes and kilts are the trade markets of the Scottish culture you can fully explore as an Au-Pair.
If you live together with a Scottish family, you will not only get to know the Scottish culture better, but also improve your English knowledge. Other benefits are:
- pocket money paid by the Host Family
- free accommodation
- full board
- improving your English skills with natives
- an interesting point in your CV which will impress employers
We provide you with all the necessary information about the Au-Pair program, just as how to find a Host Family or an agency to be placed in Scotland.
Au-Pair Scotland: program regulations
Age: 17-30 years for European Union Citizens, 18-30 other nationalities
Duration: 6-24 months
Working time: 30 hours per week
Holiday: 4 weeks holiday for a 12-month stay. You will also have at least one day off per week. Once a month, this day must be a Sunday.
Travel costs: paid by the Au-Pair.
Insurance: As an EU citizen you can apply for the European Health Insurance Card. If you have a different nationality, you will need private health insurance. Host Families must register their Au-Pair in the National Health Service (NHS).
Pocket money: 75-80 GBP per week
„During the nine months in Scotland I have experienced so much, seen so much and met so many nice people. My English has improved so much that now I'm even starting to study English confidently.“ – Maike, Au-Pair in Scotland
„Multikultur has always supported me and through the agency I got to know many Au-Pairs!“ – Lea, Au-Pair in Scotland
Most of the full-service agencies offer free information events where the staff will present the different Au-Pair programs.
In a workshop you will learn interesting facts about the Au-Pair's everyday life, get ideas for games and solutions for homesickness or other possible conflict situations. You can also talk to us about your expectations and fears and exchange ideas with other future Au-Pairs.
In case your agency does not offer such an event or your are looking for a Host family on your own, you can find many useful articles in the internet. AuPair.com, for example, provides you with everything you need to know before, during and after your Au-Pair stay. Make sure to read through the Wiki sections since this will answer most of your questions.