Au pairs New Zealand

Find Au Pairs from around the world in your neighbourhood

Find local & International au pairs on juggle Street!

Search and view Au Pair profiles to meet your family’s needs. When you’re ready to post a job, simply outline your requirements such as accommodation, meals and weekly allowance, then invite a group of Au Pairs to apply. Families pay their Au Pair directly and Juggle Street does NOT charge a commission. Families pay Juggle Street to post an Au Pair job or take a subscription to post unlimited jobs for 12 months.

Register to Become a juggle Street Au pair today!

If you’re interested in becoming an Au Pair, create a Juggle Street account…it’s FREE! Host families post job offers to Au Pairs via SMS and you can apply or decline. Job offers include start date, duration of the contract, hours of work per day, days of the week you will be expected to work, and the weekly allowance being offered. You will also be provided a profile of the host family.

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Au Pairs - how it works on juggle Street

Juggle Street families can search and view Au Pair profiles. Each profile outlines the Au Pair’s background including whether they have worked as an Au Pair previously and their experience looking after children. The Au Pair’s citizenship details will be displayed. If the person holds a passport other than New Zealand or Australia, Juggle Street will verify their Visa/Right to Work status. This is displayed on their profile and will outline when their Visa was granted and the date it expires.

Once a parent is ready to find an Au Pair they can post a job and outline all of their requirements, including work schedule (start time and duration), accommodation, meals and weekly allowance. They can then invite a group of Au Pairs to apply for the job.

Job invitations are delivered to Au Pairs via SMS and they can view the job details and apply or decline. The “chat” feature can be used to ask any questions and arrange to have an interview. Once the family has chosen their Au Pair they officially “award” them the job so that both parties have a record of the job details.

Au Pair Screening

Juggle Street verifies the right-to-work status of all non-Australian/New Zealand Au Pairs, using the Visa Entitlement Verification Online system (VEVO).

Reference checks & interviews

As of June 2020 Juggle Street Au Pairs are required to submit two referees in order for the Juggle Street team to conduct reference checking. Juggle Street will also conduct an over-the-phone interview with the Au Pair to gain more knowledge about their experience with children and their suitability to being an Au Pair. The reference and interview details will be displayed on the Au Pair’s profile.

This information should help families decide whether or not to a particular Au Pair might be a good match for their family and they may like to invite them to apply for a job. The host family should also conduct their own interview and any additional reference checks they wish to do.

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Cindy Lorena G
Jobs Complete2 Jobs Completed
2 Jobs Completed
“Cindy is very professional and maintains in constant communication when required - she is very friendly and warmed to my daughter immediately. I came home and found my daughter cuddled up to her so am happy they have formed a great bond!” Adelle
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Eduarda C
Jobs Complete6 Jobs Completed
6 Jobs Completed
“Eduarda is great. Responsible, committed, helpful & clean, She has connected with our children. I hope she stays in our life” Linda
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Santana A
Jobs Complete1 Jobs Completed
1 Jobs Completed
“Santana was outstanding!  She was so competent, managing my four kids and puppy like a pro!  All the kids loved her and it was an added bonus to come home to a tidy house.” Ruth

Parents - Pay as you go or subscribe & save

It's FREE for Au Pairs

Au Pair - Pay As You Go $145

$145 for each job post

  • In-app chat with Au Pairs invited to job

Au Pair - Annual Subscription $195

Post unlimited jobs for 12 months for $195

  • Unlimited In-app chat with Au Pairs for 12 months
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Au Pair Pocket Money

Au Pairs are given a weekly allowance (pocket money) along with board and sometimes meals. The allowance is at the discretion of the host family and should be agreed upon at the beginning of ‘engagement’ discussions. When calculating pocket money the host family should recognise any extra hours that will naturally occur such as school holidays.

We recommend:

15 - 25 hours - $150 - $250

25 - 40 hours - $250 - $400

Au Pair Roles & Responsibilities

Au Pairs are often called a big sister or mum’s helpers and are there to help with taking care of the children as well as light household chores.

These jobs may include:

  • Waking up children and getting them ready for the day.
  • Preparing breakfast and lunch.
  • Taking children to and from school.
  • Taking children to and from extra-curricular activities such as sport, music and dance.
  • Loading/unloading dishwasher.
  • Taking care of the children’s laundry.
  • Helping children with their homework.
  • Play activities such as going to the park or beach.
  • Helping to prepare dinner.
  • Getting children ready for bed.

Au Pairs generally work between 20 and 40 hours a week. They are not expected to work seven days and must have at least two days off each week.

Host Family Responsibilities

A host family should treat their Au Pair as a member of the family and involve them in the daily life of the household including meal times, family conversations and activities.

Host families must provide the Au Pair at least one meal a day. Au Pairs need their own bedroom and access to a bathroom ensuite or separate or shared with the family.

Au Pairs should have access to shared living areas and their accommodation should be clean, fully-furnished, safe and comfortable. We suggest parents limit the weekly hour to 35/40 and no more than 10 hours per day.

Au Pairs should have at least two free days per week, at least every alternative weekend off and public holidays. If the Au Pair is required for babysitting outside of these hours they should be paid on top of their weekly allowance.

Au Pairs should not be the sole carer for babies as they are usually not qualified for this type of work.

Au Pairs should have internet access so that they can stay in touch with their family. Remind them of the limitations of downloading or streaming.

If you have any house rules, you must discuss these with your Au Pair. Make sure you clearly communicate with your Au Pair and set aside time for daily conversations about the role.

There are several duties that Au Pairs should not be expected to help with including; sole care for babies, pet care, heavy cleaning, extensive meal preparation, laundry for adults, gardening, administering medication, overnight care and care for adults.

What is an Au pair?

In case you don’t know the Au Pair meaning, an Au Pair is usually a young adult aged 18-30 and lives with a host family while taking care of their children in exchange for accommodation, meals and a weekly allowance.

Au Pairs are usually from another country and are looking for an opportunity to experience living in a different country and learning about their culture.

What is the difference between an Au Pair and a Nanny or Live-in Nanny?

A nanny does not take part in any cultural exchange and gets paid a salary like any other job. Most nannies do not live with the family that they work for however, if they are a live-in nanny there is no exchange for board and meals.

Nannies are usually experienced and qualified to care for young babies.

Au Pairs should not be the sole carer for babies as they are usually not qualified for this type of work.

Demi pairs

A Demi-Pair is similar to an Au Pair whereby they live with a host family and assist with childcare and light household chores. A Demi-Pair is the holder of a Student Visa so they are required, by law, to attend school and usually study General English. Demi-Pairs are only allowed to work up to 20 hours per week on their Student Visa.

A Demi Pair will typically work for 15- 20 hours per week at no extra cost beyond their full board.

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Important to Note

In order to join Juggle Street, Au Pairs must reside in New Zealand, have a New Zealand mobile number and be eligible to work in New Zealand. Juggle Street verifies the right-to-work status of all non-New Zealand/Australian Au Pairs using the Visa Entitlement Verification Online system (VEVO).

Juggle Street Au Pairs are required to submit two referees in order for the Juggle Street team to conduct reference checking. Juggle Street also conducts a telephone interview with the Au Pair to gain more knowledge about their experience with children and their suitability to being an Au Pair. A summary of these checks are displayed on the Au Pair’s profile. Host families are encouraged to conduct their own interview and reference checks.

Juggle Street is an introductory platform facilitating a private arrangement between host families and Au Pairs. Juggle Street is not an agency. Host families are responsible for any contractual relationships that may arise and must comply with all applicable government regulations.