Where your work is often child's play.

As an au pair in New Zealand, every day is a new adventure. Since 2006, we’ve been matching eager, enthusiastic young travellers with host families all over the country. With the largest au pair network in Australasia, we’re all about creating a life-changing experience for you, and in turn, invite you to share who you are with us.

Each year, thousands of au pairs travel to New Zealand to visit our programmes. Whether you’re drawn to one of our main cities like Auckland or Wellington, or dream of a quieter corner of the world in the idyllic Bay of Plenty or Nelson regions, we promise you’ll never be far from a beautiful beach, a wild forest or rugged, sprawling landscape… and of course, lots of friendly Kiwis!

Our families are looking for live-in nannies to care for their little ones. We’re licensed by the New Zealand Ministry of Education, too, which means you’ll have the opportunity to regularly meet with other au pairs in your area at our weekly playgroups, child outings and events, as well as access around-the-clock support from our team of early childhood teachers.

Caring is a universal language. Let’s speak it, together.


Au Pair 123

Make a lasting difference to the lives of children on our most popular programme. You’ll care for at least one child under five, helping them discover and explore their place in the world.

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Au Pair Whiz

Our programme for qualified or highly experienced candidates. Our Au Pair Whiz programme provides the opportunity to master your skills in early childhood care and education.

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Au Pair Mate

Working with school-aged children, you’ll be more like a big brother or sister to your host family children, helping them get ready for school, picking them up and helping with homework.

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Nanny Jobs

If you like the sound of our programme, but prefer a little more independence, we'll find you a live-out nanny position. Take part in all the fun stuff, but be paid a wage you negotiate with your family!

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The Kiwi Experience

Life in New Zealand is all about making the most of each day. Whether we’re at work, spending time with family and friends, or quietly reflecting on our own, we’re linked by our desire to make each and every moment one to remember. This statement couldn’t hold truer than when it comes to our guests.

As an au pair or nanny in New Zealand, you’ll be welcomed into the life of an everyday Kiwi family. Providing a dedicated form of childcare, we provide you with ongoing support from a qualified early childhood teacher during your placement, to ensure you’re comfortable and confident in your role. During the week we organise local weekly playgroups, activities and events, so there’s no shortage of opportunities to take the children out and catch up with other au pairs in your area.

With the largest au pair network in Australasia, we make it our job to be there whenever you need us… and we want to make sure your time in New Zealand is positively unforgettable! Our team around the country organise regular au pair, day trips and weekends away, giving you the opportunity to discover the true heart of Aotearoa, making new friends and lasting memories.

Let’s share your New Zealand adventure, together.

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your adventure?