European Settlement Scheme
Hope you are all aware of the European Settlement Scheme.
The European Settlement Scheme, you will find full information on: https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families/applying-for-settled-status Please note there is no fee for this.
My understanding is that as long as au pairs have made their application for this scheme BEFORE they leave the UK to go back to Europe for the Christmas holidays, there will be absolutely no problem when returning to the UK. Obviously, it would be advisable to also have a letter from the host family with contact details confirming that the au pair is hosted by them.
If she leaves before December 2020, and has no intentions of returning, she needn’t apply to this.
Hopefully in the coming weeks we will learn more about what visa will be required for EU nationals to come here as au pair as from January 2021. As yet we have no further news.