Dream Au Pair

About Us

Dream Au Pair is New Zealand’s largest privately owned Au Pair agency. We place live-in Au Pairs with Kiwi Host Families throughout New Zealand. Dream Au Pair is licensed with the Ministry of Education to provide a home-based education programme to preschool children. The education programme is run by qualified Educators and is based on Te Whāriki, New Zealand’s Early Childhood curriculum.

Our licensed areas are Auckland, Waiheke, Waikato and Wellington.

What is an Au Pair?

An Au Pair is a young, single, person who wants to come to New Zealand, experience life with a Kiwi family and look after children while improving their English.

Most Au Pairs are female, but we also place male applicants. An Au Pair will provide live-in childcare and education with our support.

 

An Au Pair can help with household tasks related to the children and evening babysitting for 30-40 hours each week in exchange for full board and lodgings and a small weekly wage.

An Au Pair does not usually have formal childcare qualification but they will have a variety of childcare experience ranging from babysitting, coaching, tutoring and sometimes work experience.

For families, having a live-in Au Pair has become more and more popular both as a cultural exchange and as an affordable and flexible approach to the childcare needs of today’s modern family.

Parents have the luxury of being able to depend on a familiar and trusted member of their household while their children carry on with their usual routines and activities, growing up in their home environment.

Dream Au Pair provides group Orientation for all Au Pairs. The Au Pair Orientation will prepare Au Pairs for their placement with your Host Family, helping them understand what to expect living with a Kiwi family and giving practical tips and ideas on caring for children. The Au Pairs will be provided with a New Zealand bank account and a local SIM card as well as receiving training in child first aid and driving theory.

Benefits

You don’t need a huge house and it costs less than you think; as little as $302 per week for 30 hours of childcare. Dream Au Pair offers educational support and access to 20 Hours ECE and WINZ subsidies. We have a range of options to suit your family and we offer free placement fee for families with multiples.

Plus, Dream Au Pair offers you a FREE ‘date night’ every week!!!

For more information visit www.dreamaupair.co.nz and download a Family Handbook or register for FREE on http://bit.ly/2jtVs6J to start receiving Au Pair profiles.

Services

  • Affordable childcare with educational support
  • Ministry of Education licensed programme for children under 5 years
  • Personalised matching, placement and support
  • Payroll Services
  • Subsidies (Winz, Oscar, ECE)
  • Professional development courses (orientation/first aid/driving)
  • In-home childcare
  • Babysitting Services
  • Before/After School Care

Services

  • Affordable childcare with educational support
  • Ministry of Education licensed programme for children under 5 years
  • Personalised matching, placement and support
  • Payroll Services
  • Subsidies (Winz, Oscar, ECE)
  • Professional development courses (orientation/first aid/driving)
  • In-home childcare
  • Babysitting Services
  • Before/After School Care

Dream Au Pair has worked amazingly for us, as a family with two kids (aged 3 & 5). We had an awesome selection of au pairs to choose from and definitely got a winner. Dream Au Pair provided an excellent orientation, organises regular catch ups and social events. Were very responsive to fixing an issue we had early on (outside of their control). Highly recommend.
Rachel

Works extremely well for me. They train the au pairs to be knowledgeable about the children and to strive to learn good child learning techniques on the job.
Rebecca– Host Family Auckland

Christine has settled in and has become part of our family and seems to really be enjoying her time with the twins. Due to our remote location we have been making a real effort to ensure Christine gets into Wanaka to view shops and access the church she attends and we have been going to local walking tracks regularly as she likes to hike. Christine has really show real initiative with entertaining the children and assisting us around the house. We are so happy that we choose Dream Au Pair and Christine as thus far it has been a wonderful experience.
Lucy – Host Family Wanaka