If you’ve been reading my blog, you know that au pair childcare is a great way to meet full or part time childcare needs, as well as bring a memorable and engaging cultural experience to your family every single day of the year. Au pair childcare is just right for families of all shapes and sizes. Whether you are a single parent, overwhelmed out-numbered by your children and their needs, a non-traditional family with two moms or two dads or a mix of his-and-hers kids, or a traditional, married couple with busy careers and schedules, au pair childcare is for YOU!
Not only is au pair childcare for all kinds of families, it is available to you starting NOW! As soon as your online registration is complete, you can start the process of welcoming an au pair into your home for a year or two! We have au pairs available now, and at different points during the upcoming summer! Traditionally, au pairs take anywhere from 4-8 weeks from your matching arrangement to his or her arrival at T.F.Green. Go Au Pair can have your au pair to you even sooner, if you choose among our Transition Au Pairs. These are young ladies or gentlemen whose current placement did not work out, for one reason or another. That reason will not be kept from you, either. We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision.
You have lots of choices, from what language or country to which skills your family requires in your next au pair. You have budget and schedule options too. You can have a flexible schedule that changes every week or every month, as long as you are clear from the beginning, there will be very few unpleasant surprises. You will be thrilled, however, by the unexpected benefits from your participation in the Au Pair Program. Your children will find themselves open to the possibilities of the world. They may learn multiple languages before they reach high school! Imagine coming home after work and finding the kids’ laundry already washed, dried, folded and in their bureaus?
All this for the price of regular daycare? For an average of $323 per week or $7.31 per hour, you can use 45 hours of live-in childcare, can’t you? This is the price for the family, no matter how many children you have! Naturally, families with multiple children reap the greatest savings, but for all the benefits, even only-children get a big brother or sister and friend-for-life when you host an au pair to meet your childcare needs.
Contact me, Joan Lowell, your RI area Go Au Pair representative. By the way, I am a mom of six children of my own. Yes, six! Yes, one at a time. If you join my cluster, you will be within one hour driving time from my home, and I will be available to you and your au pair throughout the time you are in the program. I am here to answer your questions, whether by phone, text or email. When I don’t know the answer, I will tell you and then get it for you, or have the right person call you and explain the answer in an intelligent manner. I will never try to explain something I personally do not understand. I would rather direct you to the appropriate person than lose your trust as a family in my group.
Feel free to call or message me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org or in RI, call me at 401.309.1925. We are actively recruiting Host Families in the RI, CT and MA area, as well as offering a great family discount when you host an out-of-country au pair within 90 days of signing up. Check us out today!