“I have felt 100% supported from the day I emailed asking about potentially becoming an au pair. I definitely think the team at Au Pair Link go above and beyond to make the transition into another culture as smooth as possible as well as supporting us in our job roles.” – Joanne from United Kingdom
Why become an au pair in New Zealand?
As an au pair in New Zealand with Au Pair Link, you’ll have the opportunity to:
- Find your “home away from home” living with a New Zealand host family for up to 12 months
- Make a real difference to the lives of children – helping them to learn and grow
- Receive support from an early childhood teacher (your Programme Manager) – there to make sure you are receiving the support you need while you are here
- Benefit from our playgroups, fun child outings and childcare training workshops
- Experience some of the most breath-taking landscapes the world has to offer
- Make lasting connections with the warm and generous Kiwi culture
- Room and board included – you don’t have to worry about paying for rent, bills or food
- Upto 4 weeks paid holidays giving you lots of time to travel and explore
- Get paid a bonus of upto $1,040 at the completion of a 12 month placement
- A guaranteed weekly wage (typical net wage $190 – $230NZD p/w)
- Have the adventure of your life!
How do I apply?
Applying to be an au pair with Au Pair Link is simple and easy. Our entire application process is online; you can upload photos and videos of yourself as part of your application. You can even search and find amazing host families yourself, from all over New Zealand. Just send them a digital “smile” if you’d like to join their family. Our system is smart enough to recommend host families to you that match your profile; you can even save your favourites – all with the click of a button!
While our online application and matching system is state of the art, you can rest assured that you’ll still have the personal touch. All our host families go through a full screening process (including police checks, a personal interview and home inspection) to make sure you are safe and sound with a loving family in New Zealand.
You are also assigned with your own personal Candidate Manager (or local Partner Agency in your home country) who will help guide you through the placement process. Apply now to begin your au pair journey with us!
Our Programme Fee
Our programme fee is dependant on your chosen programme and service requirements. For specific costs, please contact our team. Au Pair Link offers FREE support throughout the placement such as the service of booking flights, insurance, orientation training, and on-going support from your Programme Manager including access to our au pair network and activities.
Au Pair Duties
Au pairs working on our programmes have many duties that are requirements of the New Zealand Ministry of Education, as part of being a licensed early learning provider. These duties are listed below:
- Waking your little ones and helping them to get dressed
- Preparing the children’s meals and helping them make healthy food choices
- Understanding each child’s routines and ensuring your interactions are caring, calm and responsive
- Helping the children to take care of their belongings, encouraging them to tidy after playtime
- Developing your little ones’ interests and understanding through learning experiences at home and in the local community
- Ensuring family rules and routines are followed (e.g. watching TV, using the internet)
- Being mindful of any potential hazards that your children might encounter, and ensuring their close supervision and visibility at all times
- Creating exciting, meaningful learning experiences for your little ones
- Daily entries in your Communication Book, as well as environment checks
- Writing monthly learning stories for your children about the special times you’ve shared during their learning journey
- Joining our local weekly playgroups, as well as monthly activities and events
- Attending our professional learning workshops and using new strategies with your little ones
- Contacting your Programme Manager when you need extra support
- Being the best big sister or brother ever!