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

Price

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

2955 Euro

17 weeks Demi-pair with
12 weeks part-time (mornings) Cambridge Exam Preparation (CAE)

3390 Euro

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

3010 Euro

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

5385 Euro

25 weeks Demi-pair with
12 weeks part-time (mornings) Cambridge Exam Preparation (CAE)

3445 Euro

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

5820 Euro

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
  • 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:

Start-date Language course Demi-pair period End-date
22 January 2018 12 weeks Cambridge CAE course
12 weeks Cambridge CAE course
12 weeks IELTS course & 12 weeks Cambridge CAE course
17 weeks
25 weeks
26 weeks
21 May 2018
16 July 2018
21 July 2018
19 February 2018 12 weeks General English or IELTS course
24 weeks General English or IELTS course
17 weeks
25 weeks
15 June 2018
11 August 2018
12 March 2018 12 weeks General English or IELTS course
12 weeks General English or IELTS course
24 weeks General English or IELTS course
17 weeks
25 weeks
25 weeks
6 July 2018
31 August 2018
31 August 2018
April, May, June & July 12 weeks General English or IELTS course
24 weeks General English or IELTS course
17 weeks
24 weeks
27 August 2018 12 weeks General English or IELTS course
12 weeks General English or IELTS course
24 weeks General English or IELTS course
12 weeks Cambridge CAE course
12 weeks Cambridge CAE course
17 weeks
25 weeks
27 weeks
17 weeks
25 weeks
21 December 2018
15 February 2019
1 March 2019
21 December 2018
15 February 2019
15 October 2018 (limited spaces) 12 weeks General English or IELTS course
12 weeks General English or IELTS course & 12 weeks Cambridge CAE course
13 weeks
27 weeks
8 February 2019
26 April 2019

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