Demi-pair in New Zealand

In cooperation with a language school in Wellington we offer our New Zealand demi pair program – a combination of helping a family with childcare and housework and attending an English language course. For 15 to 20 hours childcare and housework per week you will receive free board and accommodation. And while the kids are in kindergarten or at school, you can attend a language course and complete this with an internationally recognized certificate.

Prices

Option 1: Demi pair program with a Working Holiday Visa (e.g. for German Citizens)

program options

high season 

low season
06.03.2017-
09.06.2017*

12 weeks Demi pair with
12 weeks part-time (mornings) General English or IELTS Preparation language course

3045 Euro

2635 Euro

14 weeks Demi pair with
2 weeks General English and 12 weeks part-time (mornings) Cambridge Exam Preparation (CAE)

4035 Euro

3560 Euro

24 weeks Demi pair with
24 weeks part-time (mornings) General English or IELTS Preparation language course

5655 Euro

4840 Euro

24 weeks Demi pair with
12 weeks part-time (mornings) General English or IELTS Preparation AND
12 weeks part-time (mornings) Cambridge Exam Preparation (CAE)

6210 Euro

5395 Euro

24 weeks Demi pair with
12 weeks part-time (mornings) General English or IELTS Preparation

3125 Euro

2720 Euro

24 weeks Demi pair with
2 weeks general English and 12 weeks part-time (mornings) Cambridge Exam Preparation (CAE)

4100 Euro

3550 Euro

*During the low season you will need to start the Demi pair program between the 06.03.2017 and 09.06.2017. If you would like to do the 24 week program you will need to start on 06.03.2016 and finish before 01.09.2017.

Option 2: Demi pair program with Student Visa (E.G. for Austrian and Swiss citizens)
Prices on request

Our services

  • Support, help and advice from an on-site team member before departure and during your stay

Before your arrival in New Zealand:

  • Booking of all flights (international and domestic) with various stopover options, on request (flight costs not included in price)
  • Guidance and assistance for a Working Holiday Visa application (by our team in Germany; visa costs not included in price)
  • Auszeit Neuseeland manual
  • Placement in a carefully selected NZ demipair family (in co-operation with the language school in Wellington), with the decision made in mutual agreement

After your arrival in New Zealand:

  • Free meals and private room provided by the host family
  • Daily transport between the Demi Pair family’s place and the language school is covered by the family
  • Airport pick-up by your New Zealand host family
  • Au Pair NZ Info Pack incl. mobile SIM-card (Mini-, Micro- or Nano-SIM possible)
  • Car insurance (up to NZ$ 1500)
  • Introduction week (only possible if starting the New Zealand Demi pair on the dates below)
  • Assistance with opening a bank account in New Zealand
  • Letter forwarding within New Zealand
  • Free luggage storage (at our Nelson office)
  • 24 hour emergency hotline
  • Newsletter with leisure activities and information about travel in New Zealand
  • Detailed advice on planning a trip around New Zealand
  • Demi Pair New Zealand Certificate of participation

Contact person in New Zealand

Liz Schmidt

Auszeit Neuseeland Coordinator
Tel.: +64 (0)3 546 6338
Skype: auszeit_5

Requirements, visa, tips

  • Experience in childcare, supported by 2 references from unrelated people
  • 2 Character references
  • International driver licence is required
  • Health and police certificates required
  • Travel and liability insurance for the entire stay
  • for 20 hours childcare and housework per week you will receive pocket money of NZ$ 70 per week.

You must qualify for a New Zealand Working Holiday Visa. Most Working Holiday Visa are valid for 12 months (e.g. for Germans) or 6 months (e.g. for Austrians) after the day of your entry. It is possible to leave and re-enter New Zealand during this time. However for a Working Holiday Visa you may apply only once in a lifetime.

Requirements:

  • Application (online) and visa fee payment
  • German passport, which is valid 3 months after the intended date of departure from New Zealand
  • Proof of funds of NZ$4200
  • Proof of a valid and paid flight ticket including proof of leaving New Zealand

Please note: All info on visas has been compiled by our team in Germany without claim to be complete or correct. For details on New Zealand visas please visit www.immigration.govt.nz

  • You need to be at least 18 years old
  • Student Visa with variation of conditions (please visit www.immigration.govt.nz for details)
  • minimum booking of 14 weeks language course
  • IELTS certificate 5.0
  • Experience in childcare, supported by 2 references from unrelated people
  • Character references
  • International driver licence is required
  • Health and police certificates required
  • Travel and liability insurance for the entire stay
  • For  20 hours childcare and housework per week you will receive NZ$70 pocket money

Language course – the difference between Au Pair in New Zealand and Demi Pair in New Zealand
With Demi Pair New Zealand you can combine living in a family environment with a language course. Participation in a course is not mandatory, however it is a useful addition, because this way you can improve your English skills and practice them in family life. What kind of course you choose is up to you (the cost of which is not included in the program). Offers are available from General English to Business English to courses with an exam and certificate (Cambridge or IELTS).

In focus – improving English proficiency  
With New Zealand Au Pair you will also inevitably improve your English skills, because you are in daily contact with your host family and have to speak English. While the focus of Au Pair New Zealand lies with childcare and household help, the focus of Demi Pair New Zealand lies with improving English.

Characteristics of Au pair and Demi pair New Zealand

Au pair New Zealand Demi pair New Zealand
Working hours Full day Half day
Hours per week 30 to 40 hours 15 to 20 hours
Length 6 , 9 or 12 months 3 to 12 months
Services Accommodation in a private room and free board
One weeks vacation and one day off a week every 6 months
Accommodation in a private room and free board
One weeks vacation and one day off a week every 6 months
Division Full day child care and domestic help Morning language course,
afternoon/evening child care and domestic help
Tasks Child care, help with homework, household chores such as cleaning, cooking and shopping Child care, help with homework, household chores such as cleaning, cooking and shopping
Pocket money Approximately $160 to $220 per week Approximately $70 per week (only for Demi pair program with Working Holiday Visa)
Registration Registration throughout the year possible Registration throughout the year possible
Application deadline Approximately 3 to 5 months before Approximately 3 to 5 months before

Setting up a group of sponsors: By establishing a group of private sponsors, made up of friends, relatives, public figures (local politicians), local businesses and institutions (churches, clubs etc.) you can receive a monthly income to support your trip abroad. Make the group of sponsors as large as you like.

Multicultural, artistic, exciting, near-nature – this is Wellington New Zealand. The most southern capital in the world is the nation’s political and cultural centre as well as the centre for New Zealand’s movie and theatre industry. Not least because Wellington New Zealand is the home of diverse fashion designers, architects, actors, composers, musicians and artists. Events and festivals invite you all year around and concerts and theatrical performances can be found almost every evening.

Located in the centre of town is the Parliament building as well as historical houses and museums. One of them is the national museum “Te Papa” which was opened in 1998. It is not only fascinating because of its unusual architecture, but also because of the successful mix of entertaining presentations and informative history display – never before have past and present been explained so interestingly.

Wellington New Zealand also has many scenic features to offer: The city is located directly beside the ocean while the forests and mountains surrounding invite you to explore them on foot or by bike. Even though Wellington New Zealand is a large city, it retains a relaxing charm.

Dates/registration

Option 1:
2017: 23 January, 06 March, 24 July, 28 August, 23 October

An application for a demi pair in New Zealand is possible all year round. However, you should apply as soon as possible, no later than 3 months before your desired start date. Then we can tailor a program that suits your wishes and requirements. You also need some time to assemble your application materials for your demi pair in New Zealand.

Option 2:
Please enquire with us – you should apply no later than 3 months before your desired start date.