It is essential that all au-pairs have full travel insurance, to last
for the total length of their stay, before coming to Britain. This
can be often be obtained through the International Students association.
Your nearest university should be able to help you. Gap year insurance
is not expensive.
As low income citizens, aupairs may be able to obtain assistance with the
cost of medical, dental and optical treatment if they complete an HC1 form.
This is obtainable from medical centres, opticians and dentists.