Home Work/Teach Abroad Au Pair

Au Pair In New Zealand

Au Pair In New Zealand

New Zealand

Au Pair In New Zealand

New Zealand

  • Brief Program Description:The French term Au Pair means on par or equal. GeoVisions Au Pairs travel to New Zealand to experience life in New Zealand while living with a Kiwi family and caring for their children in exchange for room, board and a monthly salary.
  • Is This Program For You:Do you enjoy helping children with homework, assisting in keeping children's rooms and play areas clean, preparing snacks and meals for children, and dropping them off or picking them up from school or activities? If the answer is "yes" then this program is definitely for you.
  • Professional Benefits:Aside from earning money while you travel, our Au Pairs have the opportunity to learn more about children and influence their lives. As an Au Pair you develop more self-confidence and become more independent. Living with a family in their own country gives you an amazing insight into that county‚Äôs culture, values and people.
  • Minimum Program Length:6 months
  • Maximum Program Length:12 months
  • Program Timing:Year round. Arrivals between October through December must commit to a minimum of 9 months.
  • Working Hours:30-45 hours/week (au pairs are given a weekly stipend based on the hours per week)
  • Orientation:Orientation includes accommodation, meals, course materials, CPR and first aid course, driving theory, and more. Au Pairs working with preschool children will stay for 3 days. Au Pairs working with only school aged children will attend 2 days of orientation.)
  • Language Training:No language training necessary.
  • Language Requirements:You must speak English.
  • Age Requirements:20-30
Program Overview:

Why is there a placement fee?

Over the years we have met au pairs who have had horrible experiences when they thought they are going into a fantastic overseas au pair job only to find out the family where they were living was not screened, families dismissed au pairs routinely without paying them, and there was no one to turn to for help and support.  No one to look out for them.

At GeoVisions, we have pre-screened the families and the position and in some cases, we have placed au pairs with that family before.  We make sure you're being paid the highest salary possible.  We provide a formal orientation, and we provide a person in New Zealand to help you and to be there for you.  You will meet other au pairs just like you and we provide social activities with other au pairs.  In fact, if your placement doesn't work out, we will move you to another family or another part of New Zealand (based on circumstances).

Au Pairs in New Zealand Must

  • Be between 20 and 30 with at least a high school diploma. (Please note that males can apply to be an au pair.  The placements will take longer to make.)
  • Have previous childcare/babysitting experience, and a genuine love of children.
  • Be able to commit to at least 6 months as an au pair. A 12 month program is much easier to place! When arriving between October and December, 9 months is the minimum stay.
  • Obtain a working holiday visa.
  • Must have a driver's license and be prepared to drive in New Zealand. Obtaining an international driver's license is recommended.  Two driving lessons are provided to help familiarize au pairs with driving in New Zealand.  (Please note that most cars in New Zealand are standard transmission.)
  • Be a non-smoker.

Information on Kiwi Host families

  • Location: throughout New Zealand, most in the Auckland area.
  • Age of Children: Most families have children under the age of five, but children may be up to the age of 13.Typically there are between 2-3 children.
  • Expectations for Au Pair:  An au pair has to be fully reliable when looking after the children. The Au Pair has to take part in the family life and routine.  They should help with meals as a member of the family. Placement with a carefully screened family.

Au Pairs in New Zealand Receive

  • A private room and full board.
  • A stipend of NZ $150 (net) per week for up to 30 hours of babysitting per week.  For Au Pairs working up to 40 hours/week, the stipend is NZ$235 (net) per week will be paid. 45 hours/week receive NZ$290 (net).
  • Au Pairs will have 2 days off per week.
  • With a 6 month placement, au pairs receive 2 weeks of holiday time.  With a 9 month placement, au pairs will receive 3 weeks of holiday time. With a 12 month program, au pairs receive 4 weeks holiday.
  • In-country support.
  • Monthly au pair coffee group and occasional special events.
  • 2-3 day orientation. (Au pairs working with preschool children will stay 3 days. Au pairs working only with school aged children finish orientation after Day 2.)
  • Assistance setting up a NZ bank account.
  • Medical and accident insurance coverage.

Au Pair Responsibilities Include

  • Living with the host family as a member of the family and the desire for a strong cross-cultural relationship.
  • Waking children in the morning and helping them get ready.
  • Preparing meals for the children.
  • Helping the children take care of their belongings and tidy their room.
  • Taking the children to school and other activities such as sports
  • Playing, reading and encouraging the children with their homework as well as maintaining family rules (such as limited TV watching, bedtimes, etc.)
  • Babysitting in the evenings.
  • Washing and organizing the children's clothing and bedding.
  • Adjusting to the Kiwi culture and customs, while sharing the American culture and language with the host family.
  • Au Pairs are not responsible for housework that does not relate to the children or communal living areas.  
  • Program Location:Throughout New Zealand (many in the Auckland area).
  • Flights:Not Included
  • Visa Costs:Not Included. A working holiday visa is required from the New Zealand Government's website.
  • Insurance:Extensive medical and accident insurance along with emergency evacuation, baggage loss and delay, trip delay and LiveTravel™ emergency assistance included.
  • Airport Transfers:INCLUDED, as well as transport to the host family.
  • Local Transportation:Not Included
  • Room:You will stay with your family and have a private bedroom.
  • Meals:3 meals per day are included when you are with your family. When you are traveling on your own, you will need to provide your own meals.


Walk where Lord Of The Rings (and now The Hobbit) was filmed and see if you fit in one of the round doors! New Zealand is known for its fabulous festivals, outlandish scenery, superb food and wine and magical outdoor experiences.

You can au pair in New Zealand for 6 to 12 months giving you enormous flexibility while you immerse yourself in the Kiwi culture and your New Zealand family while caring for young children. Explore the area during your time off, become a member of your new family, and have an incredible cultural experience. Apply Now
  • minimum length:$789
  • maximum length:$839
  • additional fee information:
    A stipend of NZ $150 ($125 US) per week for up to 30 hours per week. For Au Pairs working up to 40 hours/week, the stipend is NZ$235 ($195 US). If you Au Pair 45 hours/week you will receive NZ$290 ($250 US) each week. You can earn between $500 US and $1,000 US each month depending on your hours.

    Au Pairs receive a 2-3 day orientation included with the placement fee.
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