I often hear about families struggling to find flexible and affordable childcare that fits their schedules and the needs of their family. I’m here to tell you about the growing trend of au pair childcare and why families are choosing this over daycares and nannies.
“Daycare drop-offs and pick-ups are too stressful.”
With a live-in au pairs, your “drop-off” can happen at the breakfast table.
“The hours of operation at daycare centers are so limited.”
Au pairs can work a flexible schedule based on your family’s needs, including evenings and weekends.
“I don’t like the ratio of daycare workers to children.”
Au pairs devote all of their attention and consistent care to your children in your own home.
“When my kids are sick, bringing them to daycare isn’t an option.”
Au pairs can provide coverage when your children are home sick or on school holidays and vacations.
“Daycare can’t do the kids’ laundry.”
Au pairs can help with household duties related to your children including laundry, meal preparation and room clean-up.
“Hiring a nanny is too expensive.”
Based on a 51 week program term, the cost for an au pair averages $385 per week, no matter how many children you have.
“Nannies’ qualificataioens vary so widely.”
All of our au pairs are American Red Cross certified in adult and pediatric CPR/AED and First Aid and have 200+ hours of childcare experience. They are all proficient in conversational English and have completed secondary education.
“I don’t know how to screen a nanny.”
All of our au pairs submit current health certificate from a physician; have a clean criminal background check; and submit 3 non-family references, which are checked by our staff in their respective countries.
“Salary negotiations are a hassle.”
All au pairs earn the same weekly stipend.
To learn more about hosting an au pair, click here. Or if you’re ready to register and take a look at our available au pairs with a $250 savings, click here. Use promo code PCREGWAIVER which will allow you to register for free.
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 2:29 AM