When I am asked about my job, one of the greatest benefits I tell families about is the flexible scheduling allowed with Au Pair childcare. Rather than pay multiple forms of childcare, families can schedule their au pair to work when they need it, even it if changes!
Writer and Host Mom Cyndi Frick has some outstanding advice about scheduling your new au pair and your outgoing au pair, for current Host Families whose au pair’s placement is complete. It may apply to you in the future, if not today, so go read her well-written advice! A family in my cluster is in this very same position Cyndi describes and are lamenting whether to have their au pairs overlap or to have a gap in coverage…trust your gut!
Go Au Pair, and me, know that you have to get to work on time and have reliable, consistent care for your children! When you choose Go Au Pair, in addition to choosing your Au Pair’s skills, lifestyle, culture, schedule and your own budget, you get:
- Mornings, nights, late nights, weekends
- Changing schedules
- Last minute accommodations (late at work, kids sick, etc)
- Split shifts covering mornings/afternoons (great for 9-5 working parents)
Start Date Flexibility:
- Individual, personal flexible arrivals into U.S.
- In-Country Au Pairs=faster start
Consistency and personalization:
- 12-mo standard contract
- Option to extend for 2nd year
- Combo of start dates and 12-mo commitment
The many benefits of live-in childcare:
- Breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner time
- Mornings, getting ready for school, bed/bath time
- Driving to/from school/other activities
Au Pair childcare is an affordable solution for many families. If you think it might be a good fit for your family, register online or give me a call. My name is Joan Lowell, the Go Au Pair LAR (Local Area Rep) for the Providence area. Apply now or contact me with your questions at 401.309.1925 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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