We have a 5 month old and 7 year old. Currently we pay around £700 a month on childcare and £60 per week for a cleaner (also does ironing etc) I was wondering whether getting an aupair instead would be a good option, we have a 4 bedroom detached house so spare bedroom. I guess in my mind yes we lose some privacy but it's £85-£100 a week for an aupair, perhaps £40-£50 per week increase in household costs. So we'd save money and have somebody who looks after kids, does school pickups and drop offs and general cleaning, ironing and tidying. Anyone have any experiences and advice?