Playschool Au Pairs

About Us

Playschool was founded in 2008 and has grown to include 15 team members across the country. We have on the ground staff ready to support and assist you in your own home in most areas including; Auckland, Rodney, Waiheke, Waikato, Hawkes Bay, Gisbourne, Manawatu, greater Wellington, Christchurch, Canterbury, Otago and Southland. Our staff are qualified Teachers, so you can be sure you are getting the best advice always.

Having a live in Au Pair is growing in popularity in New Zealand as an affordable and flexible childcare option that allows children to be cared for in a loving home environment.

As leaders in children’s education, Playschool Au Pairs will be there assisting you every step of the way by providing ongoing support visits, fortnightly outings, professional development opportunities and more.

Playschool Au Pairs is one of just a few Ministry of Education licensed education and support services in New Zealand. Over a number of years, we have developed an education and support programme that ensures that your Au Pair will not only be caring for your child but also delivering education at the same time.

Our Au Pairs undergo reference checks, police vets (in 2 countries) and have a formal interview prior to be accepted as a candidate. All Au pairs undergo a live in 3 day/3 night orientation on arrival into New Zealand and we provide professional development opportunities for them.

Loving home environment

Having an Au Pair means that your children can be cared for at home and carry on with their routines and activities as usual. It also means you can relax knowing you have reliable and flexible help when you need it most. Au Pairs provide total flexibility in hours for parents who are shift workers, need weekend care, have very early starts or late finishes are cost effective and often cost less than daycare.

You can expect your Au Pair to care for and educate your children in a way similar to you if you were doing it yourself, either in a parent help role or sole charge. Your Au Pair duties will be specific to your family and may include playing with and teaching your children, attending the children’s activities and classes with them, school and kindy drop off and collections, preparing snacks and meals, assisting with homework and other daily tasks.

Physical environment

Our main office is based in Auckland however in most cases we come to you.


Au Pairs can be placed with your family almost immediately. If you require an Au Pair now or anytime within the next 9 months, then now is the time to get in touch.

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide you and your Au Pair support should you need it. We are experts in our field and will be there to assist you every step of the way.

To view profiles, register your family for an Au Pair or simply gather a better understanding of the service we offer, simply check out our website or give us a call today!