Au Pair in New Zealand

Au Pair in New Zealand for an amazing experience

New Zealand is a country of adventure, incredible scenery, and natural beauty, from the Bay of Islands where you can swim with the dolphins, to the Central Plateau where you can ski or snowboard majestic mountains – guaranteed to impress.

Kiwis are world-renowned for their friendliness and hospitable nature. From the safety and comfort of a host family, you can immerse yourself in New Zealand culture, adventure sports, and scenery – and no childcare qualification required.

It is our 100% placement guarantee*

  • We match your dream family requirements and introduce you to as many host families as needed until you are 100% confident you’ve found your perfect family!
  • We offer you the opportunity to have a quality New Zealand nanny job organised in writing before you leave home.
  • We’ll advise – and advocate for you – on the very best pay and conditions you can negotiate to ensure your time away is the best it can be.
  • Our families not only offer the best conditions, they treat their au pair / nanny the best as well! They will include you in family life and take time to get to know you as a person.
  • We offer 24 hour – 7 day a week local support throughout your placement, from  your dedicated in-country support expert.
  • We will guide you through the entire process and help you find your dream family -so you have full peace of mind before you leave Australia.
  • So you can pack your bags and say goodbye to family and friends at home, knowing everything is already taken care of.
  • Sound exciting? It is! Our applicants rave about what we do.
Au Pair in New Zealand

How to be an Au Pair in New Zealand

Find out everything you need to know about becoming an au pair in New Zealand.

  • New Zealand entry and program requirements
  • Your eligibility and preparing for your au pair role
  • How to choose and interview with the best host families


When can you go?

  • Placements 6 – 12 months are available all year round

What do I receive:

  • Own private furnished bedroom, all meals provided, live-in with your host family
  • Help your host family for 25-40 hours per week with childcare and light housework
  • Earn weekly pay $200 -$350+ for your sightseeing and going out, no living expenses
  • 2 days free time per week (usually weekends) and paid holidays
  • Invitations to au pair events to make new friends
  • Support 24-7 from your dedicated local support expert in New Zealand throughout your placement, and from JCR Australia.

Am I eligible?

  • Females aged 18 – 50
  • Speak English as a first language
  • Have 60+ hours childcare experience – eg babysitting, tutoring or coaching
  • Have a good sense of responsibility and a positive attitude

Program Cost

Our guarantee – no placement – no charge!

Placement fee – $600

Payable after we have arranged your signed placement agreement with your chosen host family



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Au Pair in New Zealand