We believe that personal relationships and genuine connections with others determine success. Our team go above and beyond every day to ensure that our Au Pairs, Nannies, Educators and our Families feel valued, understood and are supported every step of the way with exceptional service.
Dream Childcare launched in 2006 as New Zealand's first ever Au Pair agency, Dream Au Pair.
Tanya, a new mum to twin boys Jack and Fred, and three-year-old Isabel was searching for flexible and affordable childcare options when she discovered that New Zealand didn't have an Au Pair Agency. Her research showed that most Au Pairs come from Germany so she contacted a German Au Pair agency and asked them if they’d be interested in sending Au Pairs to New Zealand. She then called all her friends asking "who wants an Au Pair?" which is how it all began.
Dream Au Pair continued to grow and subsequently became licensed by the New Zealand Ministry of Education.
In 2017 Tanya purchased a Nanny agency and in 2019 a home-based Educator agency. Dream Childcare is now New Zealand's one stop shop for all your home-based childcare solutions. We match Au Pairs, Nannies and home-based Educators with Kiwi Families.
The Dream Vision is to "make family life easier" by offering tailored personalised childcare advice and solutions to Kiwi families.
Our team have been providing quality home based childcare options to Kiwi Families for over 15 years and we will work with you to create in home childcare solutions based on the ages and stages of your children.
Why Choose Dream?
We understand how important it is to find the right fit. Our friendly team takes the time to understand your unique needs so we can match Families with the best Au Pair, Nanny or Educator. We take into account personalities, lifestyles and individual expectations.
We hire only the Best
The quality of our Families, Au Pairs, Nannies and Educators is what makes our service so unique and we are proud of our high standards and reputation. We are committed to looking after our Au Pairs, Nannies and Educators and in return, they choose to stay with us throughout their careers.
Committed to Early Education
Our Dream Education Programme provides home-based teaching support for our Au Pairs, Nannies and Educators to maximise each child's growth and development. We are also proud members of the home-based Childcare Association.
Regular Social Events and Classes
We organise monthly events and run weekly classes where children, Au Pairs, Nannies and Educators have the opportunity to create genuine relationships and friendships.
Our friendly team will help with any questions you have along the way, you can always count on us to help you out. We take care of all of your legal employment documents and administer payroll on your behalf.
Meet our Team
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Our Vision and Values
Making family life easier
At Dream we go above and beyond every day and our number one focus is making family life easier.
Defining and articulating our values was a team effort. We spent time together to brainstorm our 'Dream' Values which was surprisingly easy as every one of us agreed wholeheartedly on our values below.
We have all committed to living the 'Dream' Values every day so we have incorporated our values into every aspect of the business. They are proudly displayed on our office walls, incorporated into all our documentation and every month in our company meeting we start with shout outs to those team members who have demonstrated these values.
We partner with Au Pairs, Nannies, Educators, Families and overseas sending partners who share our 'Dream' Values.