Government Subsidies.

20 Hours ECE


When you join the Au Pair Link whānau you can access the 20 Hours ECE government subsidy, meaning an au pair is even more cost-effective than you may have previously thought!


To be eligible, your child must be over three and enrolled in one of our Ministry of Education licensed programmes. You cannot claim more than 6 hours per day or 20 hours per week. If your child attends more than one ECE service, you can split the hours claimed – as long as these hours don’t overlap or exceed 20 hours per week in total. The 20 Hours ECE subsidy is not means tested. You’ll need to fill in an Au Pair Link enrolment form and confirm the days and hours you are claiming the subsidy.



WINZ Subsidies


Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ) offer a number of subsidies to make quality childcare more accessible and affordable for eligible families. While we can’t apply for the subsidies on your behalf, we help manage the payments as an approved WINZ childcare provider while your children are in your au pair’s care.

The Childcare Subsidy (CCS) and the OSCAR subsidy are other options for Au Pair Link families. Click here for information regarding current thresholds and rates, or call Work and Income on 0800 559 009.

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