Mothers Help

Mothers Help

Generally our Mother's Help originate from Europe, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Some may have already completed a similar programme in another country and now wish to continue their career in the UK. These candidates are generally fluent in English and adapt well to the British lifestyle.

A Mother's Help is expected to:

  • have had some experience in child care but is not expected to have had formal training
  • be treated as a member of the host family
  • be provided with their own bedroom and full-board

Under the supervision of the employer a Mother's Help works between 36 - 45 hours per week including two evenings babysitting.

Whilst Mother's Helps are not domestic cleaners, duties can include childcare, light housework, washing and ironing. Often these candidates are happy to help out with school runs, after school activities, play-dates and help educate the child in a creative and positive manner. They are a welcoming extra pair of hands to a busy active family.

Our experienced Counsellors will be able to help you select the most suitable candidate according to your preferences to help you with your child's specific needs, be it someone sporty, an animal lover, a nature enthusiast, or an applicant with artistic or musical skills.

Salary from £180 plus net per week (approximately £10,000 gross p.a) for native English speaking Mother's Help

We recommend a net salary of between £130 to £180 plus per week for European applicants(where English is not their first language) depending on hours worked.  Experienced and older applicants will expect a higher wage. English mother tongue applicants will expect to receive not less than  £180 upwards per week.  depending on age and experience and hours worked, net of tax and National Insurance contributions, plus full board and lodging.
Additional Babysitting: The recommended rate for extra babysitting is £5.00 per hour minimum

According to Working Time Regulations BAPAA recommends that the UK basic holiday allowance of 28 days per annum should apply or 1.66 days per month pro-rata if the placement is shorter than a year. This can include public and bank holidays.

We strongly recommend that all salaries are agreed on gross basis.  It is the host family's resposibility to ensure that tax and N.I. contributions are paid.  We will be pleased to refer you to our payroll specialist for guidance.