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1) Members of the EU can enter and work as an Au Pair in the UK without any applications needed.
2) The UK have introduced the Youth Mobility Scheme for people wanting to work as an au pair the UK from outside the EU, this has replaced the old Au Pair programme for the UK.
3) Currently the Visa length is 2 years and under the government gudielines cannot by extended further than that.
4) So far, only Australia, Canada, Japan and New Zealand. However, you are also eligible to apply if you are a British Overseas Citizen, British Overseas Territories Citizen or a British National (Overseas).
For further information please visit the UK Government Website.
Youth Mobility Scheme - Guidelines
The Youth Mobility Scheme was introduced 27 November 2008, applicants must be aged between 18-30 years old and have no children under the age of 18 for which they are financially reponsible for.
If you previously spent time in the United Kingdom on the Working Holidaymaker visa, you are not eligible for the Youth Mobility Scheme.
People applying for this scheme must have at least £1600 in their bank account, this is to show that you have enough money to support yourself during the programme.