Nannies have experience working with children and usually have some form...
Nannies have experience working with children and usually have some form of childcare qualification and a paediatric first aid certificate. They will be ready to step into the role with a focus on the educational, social and emotional development of your children.
Au pairs typically come from abroad for a cultural experience and to improve their English, usually on a 6-9 month long contract. They don’t necessarily have any childcare experience but will help out with school aged children and do housework in exchange for room, board, a small allowance and English lessons.
We don’t work with au pairs but if you are looking for a good childcare solution on a slightly lower budget (or reduced needs), we recommend one of our junior nannies. They will generally have some childcare experience, either as a regular babysitter, teacher, or nursery worker and with the right support, can learn professional nanny skills.