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This document can be used to set out the terms by which an au pair may come to live with and work for a host family, and also act as a letter of invitation to be used by the au pair when travelling.
The document can be amended to reflect the key aspects of the agreement including:
Please note that in all cases the host family must be careful to distinguish arrangements in which the 'au pair' may actually be considered to be an employee. In such circumstances the host family may be required to comply with employers' legal obligations to employees including those on pay, national insurance, holiday, leave and pension requirements.
If the au pair is to be considered an employee, it would be more appropriate to use an employment contract to define the relationship between the employer and employee more clearly.
Typically an au pair is unlikely to be classed as a worker or an employee if most of the following apply:
In all circumstances the au pair should consider whether they are required to pay national insurance and income tax. Further advice can be found on the gov.uk website. The au pair and the host family should also consider relevant health insurance for the au pair during their stay.
How to use this document
The host family should sign and date two copies of the letter of invitation. They should then send two copies of the letter of invitation and the statement of terms to the au pair. The au pair should carefully read and understand the contents of both the letter of invitation and the statement of terms. The au pair should then sign both copies of the letter and invitation and return one of the signed copies to the host family. Each party should retain a signed copy.
The au pair should carry a copy of the letter when travelling to the host family.
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