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Depending on where you live, Dream Au Pair offers four Au Pair programmes, catering for children from babies to teenagers:

The Au Pair Play & Learn Programme is our Early Childhood Education (ECE) programme for families with pre-school children living in our Ministry of Education Licensed Regions of Auckland, Wellington and Waikato.

The Au Pair Buddy Programme is for families with school-aged children nationwide or preschoolers living outside of Auckland, Wellington and Waikato. Read more below.

If you have your own Au Pair and would like us to support you and your Au Pair we offer Dream Au Pair Private Support or Payroll Only options. This way you can still host a private Au Pair and still get all the benefits of ECE funding, support, payroll and more.

Au Pair Play & Learn

Children learn best when they are enjoying themselves in a comfortable and familiar environment. One of the fundamental advantages of having an Au Pair is that you child is not constrained by the routines of a day care. In a centre environment your child must fit in with the routines of the centre, whereas an Au Pair will tailor every day around the individual needs of your child.

Our Play and Learn Programme is guided by Te Whaariki, the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum, and is fully funded by the Ministry of Education. This programme encourages pre-schoolers to learn through play with their Au Pair in their own home. Click here to read the Curriculum in full.

What Does Au Pair Play and Learn Include?

Matching and Arrival

  • Pre-arrival matching and placement of your Au Pair
  • A comprehensive placement agreement
  • Intensive Au Pair Orientation
  • St John’s child first aid training for your Au Pair
  • Access to Dream Au Pair driving assessment and instruction (charges apply)

Your Child’s Education and Socialisation

  • Preschool Education tailored for your child
  • Education programme designed around their interests, stages and routines
  • Playgroups and regular group outings
  • Monthly educational visits by a fully qualified teacher

Payroll and Subsidies

  • PAYE, ACC, sick leave, public holidays, annual leave
  • Non-income tested subsidies of $4.76 per hour for every eligible child (20 hours ECE)
  • Access to WINZ subsidies - Childcare Subsidy and OSCAR

Professional development, friendships and fun for your Au Pair

  • Regular Professional development for your Au Pair
  • Nationwide network of other Dream Au Pairs
  • Au Pair Facebook page for news, events, discussion boards and links
  • Au Pair Coffee groups and special events
  • 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

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Au Pair Buddy Programme

Au Pair Buddy is for families with only school aged children nationwide, or for families who live outside of Auckland, Waikato and Wellington. An Au Pair Buddy is much like a big brother or sister. They can take care of the children before and after school, attend extracurricular activities together and help with homework.

Unlike Au Pair Play and Learn, Au Pair Buddy does not include a structured educational element, but it still provides a wonderful opportunity for children to learn as Au Pairs love to share their cultural, musical, arts or sporting interests with the children.

Good to know:

If you have at least one preschool child and live within one of our licensed regions you must enrol in the Au Pair Play and Learn Programme.

What Does Au Pair Buddy Programme Include?

Matching and Arrival

  • Pre-arrival matching and placement of your Au Pair
  • A comprehensive placement agreement
  • Intensive Au Pair Orientation
  • St John’s child first aid training for your Au Pair
  • Access to Dream Au Pair driving assessment and instruction (charges apply)

Payroll and Subsidies

  • Paye, ACC, sick leave, public holidays, annual leave
  • Access to WINZ subsidies - CCS and OSCAR if you live in our licensed areas

Friendships and fun for your AP

  • Nationwide network of other Dream Au Pairs
  • Au Pair Facebook page for news, events, discussion boards and links
  • Au Pair Coffee groups and special events
  • 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

REGISTER FOR THE BUDDY PROGRAMME NOW >

Dream Au Pair Private Support

Looking for some additional guidance and support but found your own Au Pair? Dream Au Pair are able to assist with this on their Au Pair Private Support Programme:

Benefits include:

  • Families with pre-school children can access the 20-hour ECE subsidies through our Play and Learn Programme (Auckland, Waikato and Wellington regions only). If your children are school aged then families can also access OSCAR subsidies nationwide.
  • Access to the full Au Pair Play and Learn Programme
  • For those families outside of our licensed areas or whom have school aged children, our qualified staff can offer guidance and assistance over the phone or Skype whether it be childcare related or advice around expectations in hosting an Au Pair.
  • Au Pairs have access to the full range of activities and events such as school holiday outings, playgroups, Au Pair Coffee Groups and Au Pair specific Events. This will give your Au Pair the ability settle into your home as well as having access to a group of Au Pairs through our agency.
  • Attends a 2-day orientation that includes childcare training, overview of expectations as an Au Pair, driving theory, Child’s First Aid course.
  • Access to our payroll service if required (additional $10+gst per week). If you choose this service, you will be required to adhere to the standard Au Pair rates.
  • No re-matching or mediation services

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Payroll Only

So you have it all in hand and are an expert at hosting an Au Pair! However, managing your Au Pair’s wages can be a bit of a headache. Having to register as an Employer and plough through all that red tape can be a bit daunting. Why don’t you take advantage of our Payroll Only Service? We will manage your Au Pair wages and end of placement tax refunds, letting you get on with enjoying hosting your Au Pair.

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We offer a range of options to suit your family needs. If you are eligible for ECE, WINZ or OSCAR we can help.

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Nationwide. Click here to see a map of what programme is right for you based on where you live and the ages of your children.

Ask us if you are unsure –
call 09 969 5451 email contact@dreamaupair.co.nz

The first step to finding your Au Pair is to fill in a Family Registration Form or contact us for more information. We’ll then be in touch with Au Pair options for your family.

Au Pair Orientation

Arriving alone to a new country can be a daunting experience for a young person. We provide all new Au Pairs with a compulsory two-day group Orientation, during which they can find their feet, make with new friends and prepare for life with your family. Read more here >

About us

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