Driving in the UK
If you need your Au-Pair to be able to drive:
The host family is responsible for arranging appropriate car insurance. Please check the age you can afford to insure prior to choosing an Au-Pair and also check the type of licence. For rules about driving in the UK go to dvla.gov.uk.
Please note that if you need a driver you need to be aware that an Au-Pair's driving ability may be an unknown quantity. Even if the Au-Pair says that they have been driving for 5 years, they may have passed their test 5 years ago and not driven a car since so you need to be sure of their driving ability before accepting them as your Au-Pair. We advise that you ask these 3 basic questions to enhance your knowledge of the Au-Pair's driving ability:
How often do you drive?
What types of roads do you drive on – motorway, town, city, countryside?
Have you had any accidents?
Depending on the situation, a few driving lessons might be required.