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Au Pair in New Zealand: salary, working hours, holidays, etc.

Being an Au Pair in New Zealand is possible thanks to the Working Holiday visa. Therefore, the regulations about working hours, payment and else might vary. To make it a little easier for our users, we have gathered information about the following:
Au Pair salary New Zealand
Here is the most important information about your Au Pair stay that also needs to be included in the contract.

Working hours

Working hours might vary depending on the Host Family’s needs. In general, Au Pairs in New Zealand work between 30 to 35 hours per week. This includes babysitting and should allow the Au Pair to attend a language or culture course.
 

Salary

Au Pairs in New Zealand receive between 150 - 280 NZD per week. This depends on their working hours and tasks. The Au Pairs should also receive their salary during illness and vacation time. After having agreed on the payment formalities, include them in your contract.

Time off

During the stay, Au Pairs usually get two days off per week. Since the program in New Zealand works through a Working Holiday visa, there are no official regulations regarding vacation. We recommend 20 days of holiday for a one year stay. It corresponds to the annual leave of employees in New Zealand. Be sure to include this in the contract and talk about it during your first interview.

Language course

Plan the weekly schedule in a way that will allow the Au Pair to attend a language or culture course. Although learning the language is one of the main goals of the Au Pair program, New Zealand does not establish attending a language course as an official regulation. 

What else?

  • Au Pairs need to register at the foreign office during the first week after their arrival in New Zealand.
  • Host Families should contact the responsible foreign office to clear any doubts regarding local visa regulations. 


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