Your Requirements

Au Pair Link is as much about positive experiences for au pairs as we are about bringing world-class childcare into the heart of your home. Using an agency like ours means that au pairs feel comfortable travelling to New Zealand, knowing they will be able to comfortably integrate into your family and feel supported during their placement term. In addition to your general employer responsibilities, we have developed a set of minimum requirements for families to meet in order to qualify for our programmes. As such, the important stuff you'll need to do is:

  • Agree to and follow our host family terms and conditions
  • Provide a separate bedroom for your au pair (with suitable bathroom access)
  • Provide three meals a day for your au pair
  • Sign an individual employment agreement between you and your au pair
  • Comply with our health and safety policies (as per Ministry of Education guidelines)
  • Comply with all relevant New Zealand tax and employment law
  • Undertake a police background check for your first au pair placement (every 3 years afterward)
  • Pay your au pair in accordance with our wage guidelines
  • Provide your au pair with at least two consecutive days off per week and one weekend off per month
  • Provide your au pair access to a vehicle for work and personal use if you live rurally.  Please note that any vehicle your au pair drives (whether you are in a city or a rural area) must be roadworthy and have a current warrant of fitness, registration and airbags.
  • Sign a Child Enrolment Form for each child under the age of five
  • Sign and approve weekly Child Attendance Sheets submitted to Au Pair Link by your au pair
  • Ensure your au pair attends monthly meetings, weekly playgroups and activities and on-going childcare training sessions.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding host family requirements, feel free to give our team a call on 0800 AU PAIR (287 247) or email on