2016 Au Pair of the Year Winner.

Saskia Ziegelhöfer from Germany.

The winner of this year’s competition is Saskia Ziegelhoefer, from Germany, nominated by her host family, the O’Brien/Biedermanns, in Auckland.


Their  winning nomination video showed us how Saskia wonderfully integrated herself into the home and has successfully become part of the family. She was the family’s first au pair and she quickly showed them that having an au pair was an amazing childcare and personal choice for them.


Also featured in the  NZ Herald, the relationship between Saskia and her family shows how it is more than just a job but being a connection to the family’s roots and the children’s learning journey.


Saskia was awarded a STA Travel voucher worth $1000 and a Certificate of Excellence. The O’Brien family also win a free au pair placement for the winning nomination. The award will help Saskia explore more of what she came to NZ for, to explore and discover.


Congratulations, Saskia!