The Childcare Subsidy (CCS) and the OSCAR subsidy are other
options for Au Pair Link families. Parents and caregivers can
choose between receiving the OSCAR Subsidy, Childcare Subsidy and
20 Hours ECE, or in some cases, a combination. If you do
receive 20 Hours ECE, you are unable to claim the CCS for the same
hours your children are enrolled in 20 Hours ECE. Click here for information regarding current
thresholds and rates, or call Work and Income on 0800 559 009.
Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ) offer a number of subsidies
to make quality childcare more accessible and affordable for
eligible families. While we can't apply for the subsidies on
your behalf, we help manage the payments as an approved WINZ
childcare provider while the kids are in your au pair's care.