Dream Au Pair

About Us

Dream Au Pair is New Zealand’s largest privately owned Au Pair agency. We place live-in Au Pairs with Kiwi Host Families throughout New Zealand. Dream Au Pair is licensed with the Ministry of Education to provide a home-based education programme to preschool children.

The education programme is run by qualified Educators and is based on Te Whāriki, New Zealand's Early Childhood curriculum.

Our licensed areas are Auckland, Waiheke, Waikato and Wellington.

What is an Au Pair?

An Au Pair is a young, single, person who wants to come to New Zealand, experience life with a Kiwi family and look after children while improving their English. Most Au Pairs are female, but we also place male applicants. An Au Pair will provide live-in childcare and education with our support. An Au Pair can help with household tasks related to the children and evening babysitting for 30-40 hours each week in exchange for full board and lodgings and a small weekly wage.

An Au Pair does not usually have formal childcare qualification but they will have a variety of childcare experience ranging from babysitting, coaching, tutoring and sometimes work experience.

For families, having a live-in Au Pair has become more and more popular both as a cultural exchange and as an affordable and flexible approach to the childcare needs of today’s modern family.

Parents have the luxury of being able to depend on a familiar and trusted member of their household while their children carry on with their usual routines and activities, growing up in their home environment.

Dream Au Pair provides group Orientation for all Au Pairs. The Au Pair Orientation will prepare Au Pairs for their placement with your Host Family, helping them understand what to expect living with a Kiwi family and giving practical tips and ideas on caring for children. The Au Pairs will be provided with a New Zealand bank account and a local SIM card as well as receiving training in child first aid and driving theory.


You don’t need a huge house and it costs less than you think; as little as $257 per week for 30 hours of childcare. Dream Au Pair offers educational support and access to 20 Hours ECE and WINZ subsidies. We have a range of options to suit your family and we offer free placement fee for families with multiples.

Plus, Dream Au Pair offers you a FREE ‘date night’ every week!!!

For more information visit www.dreamaupair.co.nz and download a Family Handbook or register for FREE on http://bit.ly/2jtVs6J to start receiving Au Pair profiles.