au pair 123

Our most popular programme, for au pairs working with at least one child under five.

Invest in a richer experience for your little ones with Au Pair 123. Working with the Te Whāriki curriculum, our au pairs empower children to express themselves and discover the world around them through inspiring learning experiences.


Our team of Programme Managers (all qualified ECE teachers) will visit your whānau monthly, organise playgroups, outings and events as a way for children to socialise and explore together.

what’s included?

20-45 hours

Childcare per week for $289-438.

Au Pair Link Support

Around-the-clock support from our Programme Managers (qualified ECE teachers).

Full recruitment and pre-screening of your au pair.
Organisation of your au pair’s flights, visa and insurance.
Access to our playgroups, activities and events.
Events and social gatherings organised for your au pair.
Personalised educational resources for your child’s current interests.
Access to our Paylink Payroll Service.
20 Hours ECE and WINZ subsidies available.
4-8 week placement guarantee if you need to re-match with another au pair.

our au pair candidates.

18-30 years.

of age.

200+ hours.

of childcare experience (on average our au pairs have 1300 hours).

Fully screened.

Including police, medical and childcare reference checks, a personal interview and English assessment.

Orientation and First Aid certified.

Attend an Orientation course including Child First Aid course and childcare training.

what does it cost?


Family placement fee.

0-3 month placement $499.00 (incl. GST)
4-12 month placement $599 (incl. GST).

$289 – $438

Per week.

including PAYE tax & completion bonus.


per week ACC work levies

Invoiced directly to host family annually by ACC in August each year

what’s involved?

We do our best to make the application and matching process as simple and stress-free as possible. After all, that’s what having an au pair is all about! Still, because we want to make sure you have the best experience with us, there are a few things we need from you as part of the application process:

Complete an online application.
A brief chat with one of our lovely Placement Managers.
A quick meeting with one of our team in your home (including a health & safety check).
Police Check forms for all adults (17years+) in the home (we will process these for you).
Child Enrolment Forms – each child under the age of five must be enrolled in our early childhood education programme for a minimum of 20 hours per week.