Why Choose a Dream Au Pair?

Imagine having a reliable live-in Au Pair, easing the childcare and household responsibilities while you work. Busy families opt for this affordable and flexible option, with Dream Au Pairs starting at $355 per week.

Being matched with the right Au Pair not only ensures parents have a dependable and trusted household member but also provides affordable and flexible childcare options. Additionally, children can seamlessly continue their routines, growing up in their home environment and local community.

Placement Service

Matching and Arrival

Pre-arrival matching and placement of your Au Pair
A comprehensive placement agreement
Comprehensive Au Pair Orientation (online pre arrival and in person once your Au Pair has arrived into NZ)
All Au Pairs have a current first aid training certificate in the home country and an overview of child first aid in NZ
Access to Dream Au Pair driving assessment and instruction (charges apply)

Payroll and Subsidies

Paye, ACC, sick leave, public holidays, annual leave

Friendships and fun for your Au Pair

Nationwide network of other Dream Au Pairs
Facebook page for Au Pair news and upcoming events
Coffee groups and special events for Au Pairs
Exclusive Student Trips offers

Total support for you and your Au Pair

Settlement assistance, pastoral care and ongoing support
24 hour emergency telephone support
Mediation and re-match if needed

Children love the energy an Au Pair brings into the home. Take a look at our short video to hear their stories.

Our Programmes


All Dream Au Pairs will attend an online Orientation prior to their arrival into New Zealand and then an in person Orientation upon arrival.

Orientation prepares them for their placement with a Kiwi Family. We provide practical training tips on caring for children, set expectations about their duties within their roles as an Au Pair, help them to understanding what are work hours and what is personal time as well as driving theory and information on the NZ early childhood curriculum.

Au Pairs will arrive into Auckland and attend their in person Orientation. Host Families will then pick up their Au Pair from Orientation or arrange transport to their home.

Each Au Pair will receive a local SIM card, information on how to set up a NZ bank account and how to apply for an IRD number. All Dream Au Pairs have a current First Aid qualification.


What Does it Cost?

Hosting a live-in Au Pair is an affordable way to source reliable childcare from someone you trust. 20 to 45 hours childcare as well as all the extra help you get around the house only costs as little as $346 per week. When you compare this to the cost of daycare or a Nanny, the choice is an easy one.

What’s included in the Weekly Wage?

Everything. Our expert Payroll team make it easy by helping you complete your individual employment agreement and set up a weekly automatic payment to our Payroll account. So PAYE, ACC, and the Completion Bonus have all been worked out. We also keep records of leave and calculate any holiday pay owing when the placement ends so you don’t have to.

Good to know: Your ACC contributions are included in the weekly wage so there are no surprise bills from ACC.


Weekly pay for a Dream Au Pair

20 Hours $353
25 Hours $386
30 Hours  $429
35 Hours  $462
40 Hours  $510
45 Hours  $568

What’s included in the Placement Fee?

Understanding the needs of our Au Pair Families is of the utmost importance to us and we take care of the following to make life easier for you:

  • Dedicated Placement Consultants providing personal matching services
  • Comprehensive placement agreement (New Zealand employment contract)
  • Individual settlement assistance, pastoral care and ongoing support
  • Mediation and re-match if needed
  • 24-hour emergency telephone support
  • Support from an Qualified Early Childhood Teacher as required
  • Weekly Work Planner

Additional costs 

  • Driving assessment

Placement Fees for Dream Au Pairs

(+ GST)

Family Registration FREE
Standard Au Pair $,1695
Expert Au Pair $1,995
Private Au Pair Support $795


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Take the First Step

If you are interested in hosting an Au Pair, please fill in our Family Registration Form or contact us for more information. Once you are registered, we will be in touch to find the perfect Au Pair for your family.