Our Memberships

International Au Pair Association (IAPA)

Au Pair Link is a full voting member of the International Au Pair Association (IAPA). Full Voting Membership is the highest membership status an Au Pair agency can attain within the IAPA. Being a full voting member, Au Pair Link is able to contribute to policy and guidelines as well as act as a voice for New Zealand within an international body.

The IAPA was founded by leading Au Pair organisations in 1994 at the WYSTC (World Youth and Student Travel Conference) in Vancouver, Canada. The IAPA’s main aim is to protect the rights of all Au Pairs and Host Families and at the same time establish internationally approved guidelines for Au Pair exchange programmes. Presently there are 143 members in 38 countries around the world.

As the first IAPA member in Australasia, with Au Pair Link you can be assured that we follow international best practise and meet all standards set by the IAPA. We thoroughly screen/interview all our Au Pair and Host Family candidates to ensure a safe match – giving all parties involved peace of mind.

Au Pair Link became an affiliate member of the IAPA in 2008 and has since developed strong partner relationships with other trusted IAPA member organisations throughout the world.

New Zealand Au Pair Association (NZAPA)

On the 28th of October 2008 Au Pair Link founded the New Zealand Au Pair Association Inc (NZAPA). The goal of the NZAPA is to establish internationally approved guidelines for Au Pair Agencies in New Zealand with the aim of protecting the interests of Au Pairs and Host Families alike.

Other objectives of the NZAPA include; providing an independent body to which Au Pairs and Host Families may apply for information and address their concerns, and promoting Au Pair programmes among families and young people throughout New Zealand in order to increase awareness and strengthen cultural ties between nations. For more information concerning the NZAPA please contact us

World Youth Student and Educational travel confederation (WYSE)

Au Pair Link was invited to join the WYSE confederation upon being approved for full voting membership in the International Au Pair Association. The World Youth Student & Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation is a dynamic, professionally managed not-for-profit organisation, comprising 550+ members, representing the global community of youth travel, student travel and international education specialists. The Confederation's mission is "to increase international understanding through the promotion of travel and educational opportunities for students and youth".

Tourism Industry Association New Zealand

Au Pair Link is a member of the New Zealand Tourism Industry Association. The Tourism Industry Association (TIA) New Zealand is the largest representative body of tourism operators in New Zealand. It is a membership-based and private sector trade organisation with about 1700 members who collectively make up 85% of the country's tourism turnover. TIA's mission is to be the strong and inspirational voice of tourism and continue to help build the tourism sector as a strong, vibrant and responsible bedrock industry for New Zealand. TIA has a strong Code of Ethics that requires members to provide a high level of service and professionalism.

St John

Au Pair Link is a partner of St John in New Zealand. St John’s conducts first aid and CPR courses for Au Pair Link as part of our Au Pair orientation programme. The courses are specifically tailored for childcare and are mandatory. A St John first aid course gives our Au Pairs the knowledge and confidence to be ready to take the right steps and provide first aid whenever and wherever an emergency occurs. St John's mission is to prevent and relieve sickness and injury, and to act to enhance the health and well-being of people of all races and creeds anywhere in New Zealand.


Au Pair Link Limited is a graduate of the Icehouse ICE Accelerator programme in Auckland, New Zealand. Au Pair Link spent approximately one year in the Icehouse – shaping their Au Pair programmes and operational processes. The Icehouse provides a mentoring and learning environment for growing new businesses. It is an honour to be accepted into the Icehouse and we feel very fortunate to have participated. Au Pair Link continues to engage with the Icehouse as alumni.

STA Travel

Au Pair Link works exclusively with STA Travel.  STA Travel is a global travel specialist with over 30 years experience helping students, teachers and young people travel the world.  STA Travel has an extensive global presence with hundreds of retail locations worldwide, sending over 6 million travellers away each year.

Home Early Learning Organisation

The Home Early Learning Organisation, which comprises founding members PORSE, Au Pair Link, PAUA and Home Grown Kids, has been set up as a new organisation to represent and advocate for Home-based Early Childhood Education. Collectively, HELO represents over 9,000 children and over 4,000 educators, nannies, and au pairs. HELO’s members cater to over 50% of the children enrolled in home-based services nationwide.

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