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Nannying in USA – Can I apply?
To apply for the Au Pair in America Program from New Zealand you must:
  • be aged 18-26 years for the visa
  • have at least 200 hours practical non family child care experience (non family experience counts but we need 200 hours non family as a minimum. Applicants under the age of 20 need to have gained their 200 hours childcare experience within the last 5 years. Applicants over the age of 20 need to have gained their 200 hours childcare experience within the last 5 years.
  • hold a full licence and drive regularly
  • have no criminal record (ie been to court)
  • have completed 3 years minimum at high school
  • love kids
  • can work for 12 months in USA
  • be unmarried with no spouse or dependents
then you too could be spending a wonderful year with an American Family caring for their children.
Experience can be made up from any of the following:
  • babysitting (paid and unpaid)
  • nanny work
  • volunteer work with children
  • youth group
  • Daycare centre work
  • Placement experience during nanny training
  • Teaching experience
  • Caring for younger members of the family
  • Home educator experience
  • Coaching children (sports)
  • etc
As long as you can get at least three references from any of the above (employers, nanny course tutors, supervising teachers, youth group leaders etc) and all this experience adds up to 200+ hours – you meet this section of the criteria.
Do you qualify for a higher rate of pay?
If you have: