The heart of your home just got bigger.

Quality, in-home childcare from only $190 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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  • 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 Support

    Already found your own au pair or nanny? You can still enjoy our around-the-clock support network, ECE curriculum, and all the perks. Plus, there's no enrolment fee!

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    The Nightingale family (Auckland) - April 2017


    Dear lovely host family, I hope that you will be the next family of the month, because for me you are the best host family. Not only of one month, you are the best host family ever.

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    The Wilson family (Taranaki) - March 2017


    I don’t even know where to start with this. But let’s make it easy: actually I just want to say thank you. You all have made my time in New Zealand the best I could have imagined. By the end of my...

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    The Coleman family (Geraldine) - February 2017


    Dear Nicky, Brad, Alex and Fletcher, I can't believe that I'm living with you since almost 10 month! I feel like home and couldn't ask for a better host family to live with! Since the first time I...

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    Lawrence family (Taranaki) - January 2017


    I can’t believe that I’m already here for five months; it feels like one week and my whole life at the same time. I feel like a real family member and you are my second family. Home is where the Dome...

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    Nathan/ Janssen family (Auckland) - December 2016


    I am seriously the luckiest girl in the world. How did I wind up not only living on an island filled with friendly people, fantastic sunny weather and impeccable food, but having the opportunity to...

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    Riley family (Christchurch) - November 2016


    I am living with you for almost four months now and I could not be happier. From the first moment on you welcomed me as a part of your family. I still got my “welcome Sabrina” poster and I will surely...

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    The Bonney-Lovegrove family (Auckland) - October 2016


    It is not easy to entrust your children to somebody else you don’t know much at the beginning but you trust me with the kids what is important and I’m very glad about. The relationship between me and...

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    The Snelling family (Auckland) - September 2016


    You’ve got so much trust in me for looking after your children, that makes me feel really honoured. Your kids are super special to me, and they sometimes feel like my own children.

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    The O'Brien/Biedermann family (Auckland) - August 2016


    Home is where you feel welcome every day, every hour, every minute, and every second. Home is where you can put your feet on the coffee table while watching TV. Home is a place where you want to be...

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    The Alderson family (Wellington) - June 2016


    I love you guys very much. Lily I remember how you as the oldest showed me around the house and Adele you introduced me into the wonderful world of fairies and unicorns whereas Georgia, you called me...

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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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