Au Pair Assist

Short-term placements for families with at least one child under five years of age.

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Need quality, short-term childcare in a hurry?  Our Au Pair Assist programme is designed for families looking to fill an au pair position quickly and save you from pulling your hair out trying to find last-minute childcare options. Au Pair Assist candidates are often already in New Zealand, giving you the opportunity to meet them in person and talk about how they can fit into your family life. With support from your Programme Manager (all qualified ECE teachers), an Au Pair Assist is there to make sure your little treasure's personality and interests flourish as they discover their world on our early learning programme.

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What's included?

  • Full recruitment including a personal interview
  • Receive 25-45 hours childcare per week for up to $230
  • 3-4 month placement term
  • Join our local weekly playgroups, educational activities and events
  • Around-the-clock support from our Family & Programme Managers (ECE teachers)
  • Personalised educational resources to support your child's current interests
  • 20 Hours ECE and WINZ subsidies available
  • 1 month placement guarantee - if you need to re-match with another au pair

Our Au Pair Assist candidates

  • Between the ages of 18-30
  • Minimum 200 hours childcare experience 
  • St John Child First Aid certificate
  • Personally screened by our local team including police check, interview and references where possible

Compare our programmes!

Not sure this is the right programme for you? Compare our programmes at a glance, click here.

What does it cost?

  • Family placement fee = normally $499.00 (including GST)
  • Au pair net wage per week between $180-$230 (excluding PAYE tax)
  • Completion bonus paid upon successful completion of placement term ($20 net per week) prorated, e.g. $240 net for a 3 month placement term.

What's involved?

We do our best to make the application and matching process as simple and stress-free as possible.  After all, that's what having an au pair is all about!  Still, because we want to make sure you have the best experience with us, there are a few things we need from you as part of the application process:

  • A complete online application
  • A quick chat with one of our lovely Placement Managers
  • A quick meeting with one of our team in your home (including a health & safety check)
  • Child enrolment forms - each child under the age of five must be enrolled in our early childhood education programme for a minimum of 25 hours per week, including a whole day or two half days where your au pair is caring for your child.  Please note, if you have more than one child under the age of five, there may be some flexibility here!
  • Police check forms for all adults in the home (we will process these for you).

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