WHAT IS AN AU PAIR?2018-04-24T10:48:04+00:00

What is an au pair?

An au pair is a young person from abroad employed by a ‘host family’ to care for their children. Au pairs provide a live-in form of childcare and provide a unique cultural and learning experience. When we think about what an au pair offers a family, it is hard to simply label their role as ‘childcare’ or ‘kind of like a live-in nanny’ – because it is much more than a job. An au pair joins your family to bond with the children and provide one-on-one care, love and stability in the place which matters most – your child’s home.

The word ‘au pair’ comes from the French word ‘on par’ or ‘equal to’ and with most au pairs living with the host family for up to a year, it’s not surprising they become an integral and much loved family member. It’s not uncommon for au pairs and families to stay in touch after their time together.

Speak to our friendly team on 0800 AU PAIR (287 247), +64 9 309 4444 or email info@aupairlink.co.nz to find out more.