Demi Au Pair

Welcome to New Zealand’s leading Demi Au Pair programme. We place over 100 Demi Au Pairs into New Zealand families each year.

If you love working with children and would like a cost-effective way to study and travel then this could be a great programme for you.

Benefits include:

  • Free accommodation and transport
  • Work experience
  • An English language qualification
  • Experience living with a New Zealand family

Demi Au Pairs live in with a family, and work for the family for up to 20 hours per week, helping with childcare and housework. In exchange for working, families provide Demi Au Pairs with full board (bedroom and meals), a stipend, and transport costs to school and back.

While working as a Demi Au Pair, students can study 15 or 20 hours per week, choosing from several English study options, including General English, IELTS or Cambridge Exam Preparation.

How do I apply?

Step 1.

You can apply directly, or through one of our representatives. For a list of The Campbell Institute’s Demi Au Pair representatives click here

Step 2.

Download our application form, and take note of the documents required for an application. These include medical checks, police certificates and references

Step 3.

Before you apply, you should find out about visas for New Zealand. You will need a Working Holiday Visa, or a Student Visa with permission to work part-time. You can get more information about visas from Immigration NZ, click here to visit their site or contact one of our DAP representatives

Step 4.

Once you have gathered all the documentation, send us your application

Step 5.

We will assess and respond to your application within 5-10 working days.

What does it cost?

Click here to download The Campbell Institute’s latest price list for English language courses and programmes, including the Demi Au Pair programme.

Questions? Or if you would like a quote, Contact us.

Download the Application Form

What's it like?

My host family was just the best family I could have looked for. They made me really feel at home from the first day until now and I really see them as my second family in New Zealand. I had an amazing time with the children, my job was very varied and everything I did was so appreciated from all of them. They tried to involve me as much as possible in their family activities, which I find so good. When I was sad or had difficulties they were always here with open arms to help me and talk if I needed to.

I was never bored of the job or had no motivation to work, because my work was fun and that’s what it should be like!

I couldn’t be more thankful and happy to have had a family like this! I’m sure all the au pairs that come after me will have the best time of their lives here, just as I have, because all of them are so helpful, open-minded, they have big hearts and try to give you as much as possible to make this adventure unforgettable!

I will always keep them close in my heart and they will be my second family on the other side of the world.

-Martina, Demi Au Pair in 2018-2019