The heart of your home just got bigger.

Quality, in-home childcare from only $180 net per week.

As New Zealand’s leading and largest Au Pair agency we know how precious your little treasures are and we pride ourselves on offering quality Early Childhood Education in the place where learning really begins – your home. Join the Au Pair Link family and benefit from our qualified ECE teacher support, local playgroups, activities and events, childcare training and free educational resources. With Au Pair Link you also have access to 20 Hours ECE and WINZ childcare subsidies.

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Programmes

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  • Au Pair 123

    Watch your little ones’ interests spring to life as their learning journey begins on our most popular programme for families with children under five.

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  • Au Pair Whiz

    Whether they’re a qualified kindergarten teacher or children’s nurse – our Whiz candidates bring world-class childcare and education into the heart of your home.

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  • Au Pair Assist

    Need quality childcare in a hurry? Look no further for short-term Au Pair placements with an early learning focus.

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  • Au Pair Mate

    Our after-school care programme for families with children over five years. An Au Pair Mate is like a big sister or brother to your growing kids.

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    The Flack Family


    Life before our Au Pair (Lena) could described as exhausting, hectic and full on! We were constantly juggling busy jobs, two kids, regular exercise, social events, chores, cooking etc. Our Au Pair...

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  • Eckhard Family

    Eckard Family


    To prospective host families… Being a very busy family struggling to juggle our family, careers and live in general, we recently were asked by friends whether we ever considered taking on an au pair.

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  • Eckhard Family

    Carroll Family


    In May of 2011, my family was relocated to Wellington from the United States; I was seven months pregnant and started working in my new job the day after we landed.

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  • Eckhard Family

    Cunningham Family


    Lydia understands each of the children's personalities, in fact she's so in tune to each of their needs at any given time which is just so reassuring. Every day I feel so incredibly lucky to have her...

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  • Eckhard Family

    Bradbury Family


    We first heard about Au Pair Link on the Breakfast show on TV1. The service instantly appealed to us as it was extremely cost effective and our children were being looked after by one person in our...

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  • Eckhard Family

    Culpan Family


    For the last couple of years we have had au pairs working and living with us in our home. They have all been a great addition to our family and both parties have had many exciting and new...

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  • Eckhard Family

    The Matthews Family


    Having an Au Pair opens up a new world in terms of language and culture, a big sister for the kids who they love to bits, reduced stress - less rushing, especially in the morning - but also, the kids...

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Our
Curriculum

Au Pair Link provides Host Families with a quality Early Childhood Education curriculum using the principles and strands of the Te Whāriki.

As a Ministry of Education licensed home based Early Childhood Education provider, our number one priority is creating enriching learning experiences for children under five years. With the support of qualified ECE teachers, our Au Pairs inspire your little ones to become curious about their world and embrace new learning possibilities through our local weekly playgroups, activities and events, childcare training and free educational resources. With someone from a different country living with your family, you’ll open a window to the world of language and culture – right in the heart of your home.

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20 HOURS ECE

We're able to offer the 20 Hours ECE subsidy to our Host Families.

When you join the Au Pair Link family, we provide you with access to the 20 Hours ECE government subsidy – designed to give families like yours increased options when choosing childcare. 20 Hours ECE is available to all families with children from three up to six years of age (who are not attending school). The subsidy is not means tested, giving you greater flexibility and choice when choosing quality childcare for your little ones.

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WINZ
SUBSIDIES

Eligible Host Families can access Work & Income subsidies like OSCAR through us.

We offer the WINZ Childcare and OSCAR (out of school care and recreation) subsidies to families who qualify under WINZ guidelines. These payments help make quality Early Childhood Education and after school care more affordable and accessible to families – making life that little bit easier.

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Programme Fees

Au Pair Link does not charge any registration fees - so you can apply online today for free.

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