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2024 Guide to Au Pair Payroll in New Zealand

In this guide, we explore the essentials of hiring and managing an au pair in New Zealand, from understanding the unique role of au pairs compared to nannies, to navigating the legal landscape of employment, setting up proper payroll systems, and managing specific payroll components like board and lodgings....

By Mark Hudson · 14 July, 2024
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By Mark Hudson · 14 July, 2024

2024 Guide to Au Pair Payroll in New Zealand

In this guide, we explore the essentials of hiring and managing an au pair in New Zealand, from understanding the unique role of au pairs compared to nannies, to navigating the legal landscape of employment, setting up proper payroll systems, and managing specific payroll components like board and lodgings.
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By Mark Hudson · 07 May, 2024

Top 10 Payroll Tips for Busy New Zealand Parents

Making Payroll Simple for Nannies since 2019! Navigating the complexities of payroll can feel like a daunting task for busy parents. However, when it comes to paying your nanny, ensuring everything is above board not only keeps you legally compliant but also fosters a positive working relationship. Here are the top 10 payroll tips from Pay The N
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By Mark Hudson · 19 February, 2024

How much should I pay a nanny in New Zealand in 2024?

Nanny Pay Rates for 2024 in New Zealand If you’re asking yourself, “How much should I pay my nanny,” read on as we crunch the numbers and discover some interesting insights. An Increase in New Zealand’s Minimum Wage and Nanny Pay In April, the minimum wage is to increase from $22.70 to $23.15. That’s a rise of around 1.9%. It’s not the best n
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By Mark Hudson · 13 February, 2024

Introducing Our Latest Partner: Caresies!

Introducing Our Latest Partner: Caresies! “It takes two to tango,” Better together,” “Make mine a double.” It’s part of human nature to prefer living, working and even drinking in pairs. Why? Partnerships open doors, boost options and provide support.We’re delighted to be teaming up with Caresies, the new online platform that connects busy fami
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By Mark Hudson · 06 December, 2023

Navigating Nanny Payroll With Pay The Nanny: A Comprehensive Guide to Leave Entitlements

All About Leave and Your Nanny If only managing nanny payroll meant simply paying out the same amount of cash every month. Sadly, there’s more to it, and it can feel overwhelming for busy parents. For most, the mere thought of admin around nanny payroll is enough to tip them over the edge. There are contracts to draw up, payslips to generate, d
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By Mark Hudson · 17 October, 2023

Interview Tips for Nannies & Families

How to Succeed in Interviews: a Guide for Nannies and Families  Think you’ve found your dream job or nanny? Don’t fall at the final hurdle. There are lots of reasons many of us dread job interviews. There’s always the fear of rejection, but there’s an unnatural intensity about them as well. Two parties typically weigh each other up in unde
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By Mark Hudson · 24 August, 2023

When Are Nannies Employees and What Does It Mean for Parents?

The Employment Complexities of Hiring a Nanny There are currently 14 countries in the world where you don’t have to pay income tax. New Zealand isn’t one of them. But, the country still has an enviable reputation as freedom-loving, and its elected government can raise taxes and decide how we pay them.So, how can you ensure you’re paying your na
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By Mark Hudson · 13 July, 2023

Money-Saving Tips to Afford a Nanny

Think You Can’t Afford a Nanny? Find Out All the Money-Saving Tips That’ll Get You Over the Line It’s an uncertain world out there at the moment. That’s been making it hard for many parents to plan ahead and figure out a lifestyle that’s going to be sustainable for both themselves and their families.Although working parents have childcare choice
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By Mark Hudson · 13 June, 2023

Risks of paying your nanny cash

Why Paying Your Nanny Under the Table Is Always a Non-Starter The thought of paying your nanny cash, no questions asked, is one of those lightbulb moments best switched off immediately.It might appear a simple, no-hassle, not to mention a cheaper, alternative to managing nanny payroll, but it doesn’t take much digging to see how fraught with da
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