To one family, you’re a superstar.

Kia ora and haere mai! Work with children and travel in magical Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Experience the warmth of New Zealand’s welcome as part of the Au Pair Link family! For nearly a decade we’ve been flying Au Pairs from all corners of the globe to join our educational programmes. You’ll create lasting memories as you become one of the family, and part of our community of Au Pairs. Discover our enchanting landscapes and famous hospitality as you experience life in one of the world’s most popular travel destinations. As part of our early learning programme you’ll get support from our qualified teachers wherever you are in New Zealand. With Au Pair Link it’s all taken care of!

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  • Au Pair 123

    Make a lasting difference to the lives of children on our most popular programme. You’ll care for at least one child under five, helping them to explore and become inspired by the world around them.

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  • Au Pair Assist

    Already in New Zealand and looking for a rewarding, short-term childcare position? Live with a Host Family for up to 4 months and gain valuable experience working on our early learning programme.

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  • Au Pair Whiz

    Take your Early Childhood Education skills and expertise to the next level on our programme for qualified or highly experienced candidates.

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  • Nanny Programme

    Our live-out childcare option, ideal for candidates already living in New Zealand. Work with at least one child under five and enjoy all the benefits of our home early learning programme.

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  • Eckhard Family

    Annika


    When we interviewed Annika over a year ago now we knew straight away that she would be a perfect fit for us. She was the first applicant we interviewed and we decided to follow our instinct and sent...

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    Viola


    Viola has been wonderful for our family. Viola has a great and relaxed demeanor and we have found she gets along well with everyone. The kids really enjoy Viola's company and often ask about her when...

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  • Eckhard Family

    Kerstin


    From the first minute she arrived with us she has slotted right into the family and joined in with us. Her enthusiasm knows no bounds and she is always looking for new ideas to share with the girls.

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  • Eckhard Family

    Anna Kirstine West


    The kids love Anna and are always asking for her help and to play. She has always been patient, kind, calm and agreed to anything I suggest or ask.

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  • Eckhard Family

    Aurore


    I actually think she is a magical nanny fairy. Not only is she amazing at her job she genuinely loves the kids. Noah who is two used to scream when I left the house and has typical toddler attachment...

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  • Eckhard Family

    Jacqueline


    She is amazing and perfect for our home. She is there for our family when we need her but also give us all the privacy we need. Jac follows all of our instructions, helps with cleaning, cooking...

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  • Eckhard Family

    Maike (Germany)


    Maike has been an absolute pleasure to have in our home. She is kind and considerate, often finishing tasks that we’ve not had time to do without us even mentioning it.

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    Franzi (Germany)


    “You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place...

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    Samantha (USA)


    Imagine waking up in a warm bed, sometimes greeted by children standing at the door waiting for your waking hour to come, only so that the three of youcan explore the world of homemade pirate ships...

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  • Eckhard Family

    Georgia (UK)


    When I first went to matching, my mother told me / 'Find one young girl and let it be' / But I found a family of boys, there were three / And even better they live by the sea.

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The Kiwi
Experience

Becoming an Au Pair in New Zealand is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in a new culture.

Living with a New Zealand Host Family, you’ll experience the warmth and generosity our culture has become world- famous for. It is very common for Au Pairs to return to New Zealand after their placement – you really do become a part of your Host Family while you are here!

Whether you are an avid thrill-seeker or prefer a more relaxed approach to your overseas experience, New Zealand has everything you’ll need to ensure you have the best possible time away.

As the ‘adventure capital of the world’, you’ll enjoy easy access to a wonderful array of adventure activities. Whether it’s a daring bungy-jump in Queenstown, skiing the rugged slopes of Mt Cook or paragliding over the majestic Canterbury plains – New Zealand is your “one stop shop” for an adrenaline-packed, life-changing experience.

If you prefer to slow things down in your free time, you’ll find yourself in good company in New Zealand. As a nation we love nothing more than to jump in the car and drive to the closest beach – never more than an hour’s drive away!

Here you will discover the essence of New Zealand culture. We gather on our beaches to relax, play and enjoy each other’s company. Radiant smiles and laughter, delicious food and a carefree atmosphere lie at the heart of Aotearoa.

Join us now and experience life as you’ve never known it before!

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