Au Pair OE

ap_oeOur Au Pair OE (Overseas Experience) programme is designed for responsible and adventurous young Kiwis wanting to have their big overseas experience.

Being an au pair is a fantastic experience and also a privilege, as you get to be part of another family and influence the development and growth of the children in your care. We're excited that you're interested in our Au Pair Overseas Experience programme. It's the perfect option if you're looking for a safe and fun OE or gap year experience which you can also add to your CV.

We're currently taking applications for the OE programme.

Simply email with your full name, contact phone number and the best time to contact you. After one of our lovely staff have contacted you, we'll send you all the information you need to take your next steps.

Our Au Pair OE programme currently offers placements in USA, Canada, China, England, Germany, France and Australia. Speak to our team today to find out more!

Firstly, you may be wondering if you really can be an au pair. As an au pair/live-in nanny, you must be responsible, caring and above all, love children. During your interview with Au Pair Link, we will assess your attributes and attitude required to become a successful au pair as well as validate your interest in caring for children.

Typical au pair qualities include:

  • Being outgoing
  • Responsible
  • Takes initiative
  • Social
  • Caring
  • Open minded

ap_oe2As an au pair you must be flexible and willing to dedicate your time to your host family and their children - often becoming a significant part of their lives and family.

Specific au pair requirements are as follows:

  • You must be between 18 and 30 years old
  • Have a clean police record
  • Have a valid driver's license (preferable especially in the United States and Australia)
  • Have a minimum of 200 hours of documented childcare experience (exact requirements vary between
  • programmes).
  • Willing to commit to the full au pair programme placement term (minimum term varies per country).

Some countries have additional requirements - for country specific details and information please speak with our team.

What does it cost?

Au Pair Link offer Au Pair OE programmes at an affordable rate starting from $377 to $1978. Terms and conditions do apply. Please talk to our helpful staff to find out exact prices and which programme would be right for you!

Why should you become an au pair overseas with Au Pair Link?

Cultural Experience

  • Learn or develop a new language
  • Explore the world and have fun travelling with and making new friends
  • Learn about a new country and their way of life as part of a local family
  • Earn a wage and get free room and board to help you travel and study abroad

Caring for Children

  • Take responsibility caring for children - helping them learn and grow
  • Organise activities with children
  • Develop life-skills and become more independent
  • Prepare yourself for a career in childcare and increase your experience

Safe & Professional Agency

  • We are New Zealand's largest au pair agency
  • We were the first member of the International Au Pair Association in Australasia
  • We also founded the New Zealand Au Pair Association
  • Au Pair Link truly care about the well-being of our au pairs

More Choice & Awesome Programmes

  • Au Pair Link has some of the biggest and best partnerships worldwide offering you a great choice of programmes and countries
  • We offer programmes in North America, Europe, the UK, Australia and Asia!
  • We make it simple and easy for you - we can book your flights, arrange insurance and help you with your visa application

What are you waiting for? Are you ready for your next adventure?

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to give us a call on 0800 AU PAIR (287 247) or email