Demi Au Pair Programme

*PLEASE NOTE* For the safety of our students during the current outbreak of COVID-19, as of Tuesday 17th March 2020 all BLC courses will be taught online until at least Friday 10th April 2020.

Our virtual classrooms are fully interactive and lessons will be taught by our experienced, certified teachers.  You will have the opportunity to join a class with students from all over the world and progress your language level as if you were in real classroom. 

Full-time, online courses are available to book as normal via our online form, please contact us if you have any questions. 

Combine Au Pair work with English Language classes at BLC

Our Demi Au Pair programme gives you the opportunity to travel, gain work experience and improve your English Language skills without having to pay for your accommodation here in the UK. As a student on the Demi Au Pair Programme you will:

  • Improve your English language skills through classes 5 mornings a week with BLC
  • Receive FREE Accommodation and food for the duration of your course
  • Experience a unique cultural exchange through living with a local English family
  • Receive pocket money from your host family
  • Be supported by BLC throughout your stay

What is a Demi Au Pair?

A Demi Au Pair refers to a foreign student who comes to the UK as a part-time student and part-time Au Pair…hence Demi Au Pair.

Demi Au Pair students live with an English family whilst they are studying in the UK and provide childcare and domestic help to their host family.

The students attend language lessons during mid week mornings and then in the afternoons they are available to provide childcare for their family, or help around the house if preferred.

Who Is The Demi Au Pair Programme For & How Does It Work?

This unique programme is a wonderful opportunity for students aged 18-25 to study English with BLC in the beautiful and historic city of Bristol at a fraction of the cost of a residential English Language Programme.

Your Local Family

You will live with a carefully selected local family for the duration of your course and be provided with accommodation and food in exchange for your au pair duties. This unique arrangement will enable you to stay in the UK and study English at a much lower cost than other homestay or residential courses.

The Demi Au Pair programme enables you to experience a cultural exchange with a family that goes deeper than just having a host family. Your family will welcome you into their home and lives and provide you with a unique insight into the wonderful city of Bristol.

All of our families live within a short travel distance of BLC and will provide your transport to and from BLC for your English classes.

As part of the programme you will Au Pair for your family, providing 20 hours a week of childcare and minor housework duties for them outside of the hours you are studying.

Your English Language Classes

You will attend English Language classes each morning. The classes aim to improve your core, general English skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) in order to make you more confident when using the language and to develop your fluency.

The Demi Au Pair English classes will enable you to quickly improve your English language skills and help you reach your goals. You will gain confidence and fluency in the language whether for leisure, further studies, or business. We teach practical real-life English for real-life situations.

Your Social Life

All of our students at BLC are encouraged to join in our social programme to meet new friends and learn more about Bristol and the UK while you are staying here with us. Our social programme is packed with a range of activities for you to enjoy and meet new people….as well as practicing your English of course!

This is our current social programme

About BLC

We at BLC (Bristol Language Centre) are passionate about helping you reach your goals in English. We will make sure you enjoy an exciting stay in England, in a caring environment, where you will be safe and happy.

We pride ourselves in taking care of individual student's needs and welfare, and match solid academic teaching to your goals and aspirations.

We are a British Council-accredited school which is a member of English UK, Quality English and Bristol Education Group. 


  • 20 lessons per week of General English
  • Full-board accommodation provided by host family
  • Weekly pocket money from host family
  • Maximum class size: 14
  • Minimum length: 3 months
  • Students aged 18-25
  • Minimum level: Intermediate / B1

The environment is really friendly, the teachers are just amazing

Agnes Orban, Hungarian, aged 23


Accredited by the British Council Quality English EnglishUk Cambridge English Exam Preparation Centre