WINZ Subsidies

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.