Au Pair Link
Au Pair Link is New Zealand’s leading and largest Au Pair Agency. We are licensed by the New Zealand Ministry of Education as a home based Early Childhood Education provider and have fully qualified teaching staff based in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Taranaki supporting our families and Au Pairs.
We are committed to linking your family with a high quality Au Pair – giving you the convenience of an extra pair of hands in the home, affordable childcare and a lasting cultural experience for your children. We offer four distinct and flexible Au Pair programmes:
AU PAIR 123
Our core early childhood programme, approved by the New Zealand Ministry of Education, for families with at least 1 child under 5.
AU PAIR WHIZ
Our professional, qualified Au Pair programme for under 5s. An Au Pair Whiz has a childcare degree or diploma and 6 months of practical experience, or 1 year of full time experience in the childcare sector.
AU PAIR ASSIST
Our short term, maximum of 3 months, mother’s help programme for families with at least 1 child under 5 and immediate childcare needs.
AU PAIR PRIVATE SUPPORT
Do you already have your au pair or nanny?....then this one is for you. We offer our established around-the-clock support network for your family and your au pair, including curriculum focused ECE, and access to all our playgrounds, au pair and family activities. Plus it's completely free!
What is an Au Pair?
An Au Pair is a young person from abroad employed by a "Host Family" to care for their children. Au Pairs are a live-in form of childcare and provide a unique cultural and learning experience.
The title comes from the French term au pair, meaning "on a par" or "equal to", indicating that the relationship is intended to be one of equals: the au pair is intended to become a member of the family. Through being an Au Pair you are given the opportunity to learn about another culture and family as well as share your culture with a family.
An Au Pair provides in-home, dedicated childcare. Au Pair education and care is focussed on providing a stable and secure environment for children in their own home, and ensuring each child gets the full attention and support they need in their early years of life. Au Pair responsibilities can include:
- Childcare and education. Encouraging, guiding and supporting children in your own home
- Ensuring routines such as nappy changing, changing of clothes, bottle feeding, bedtimes are carried out
- Waking the children in the morning and helping them to get dressed
- Preparing meals for your children
- Helping your child/children take care of their belongings and tidy areas of play
- Taking your child to playgroups, child outings, school and other activities such as sport
- Washing and organising your child’s clothes throughout the working week.
For more information, please visit our website www.aupairlink.co.nz or call 0800 AU PAIR (287 247) or +64 9 309 4444.Visit Website
Contact: 0800 AU PAIR (287 247)
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