Caring For Your Child In the Big City

by admin on July 7, 2009

If you are one those parents who think that looking for a daycare is almost close to impossible in connection to the proper cost then the real thing that you must look into is how to find a daycare that is best suited for the age of your child or children and what are the needs of your child or children.

Au Pair: Personal Daycare
Au pair simply means mother’s help. It is a type of personal daycare that you can enlist to care for your child. Normally, a daycare of this kind will take about thirty five hours per week on a fulltime basis and twenty hours per week on a part time basis. An au pair daycare will obviously set you back some dollars. This will cost you around one-hundred sixty dollars to three-hundred and fifty dollars and will cover for the au pair’s food, lodging, a cable line, an additional cellular phone and a room to sleep in. Other tangibles left unmentioned may be thrown in.

These mother’s help will eat, sleep and take care of your child at home. Often times, they work on call even if they simply have to do an errand for themselves. These au pair’s are normally young females from a different country who are new to the United States of America and are just starting to experience living in a different country. Some of them are Americans who have lived all their lives in small towns across the United States of America who have come to big cities in search of greener pasture and a whole new experience. There are some au pair companies that give out information on the people they have in their companies and you can use these companies to look for and hire the right au pair for you and your child or children. You can find the names of these companies on the internet and simply visit their websites and check on their line-up. If you are interested in interviewing someone in their line-up, then you will have to shell a few dollars to get the chance to interview that person. Now if by any
chance you see someone based from another country and would like to take a closer look at that au pair, then you will have to do this legally through the means of the Au Pair agency. The agency will charge you for a certain fee and they will start to facilitate and produce all the papers that are needed for you to get the Au Pair you are interested in. All these would normally cost you around three-hundred and fifty dollars on a weekly basis which also includes the wage of the Au Pair. Some of the cash involved will have to be paid in whole.

Au Pair versus Nannies
There are a number of families who actually prefer hiring an Au Pair than a nanny because of the simple reason that it costs less. But the truth of the matter is that these two occupations and the people in it are very different. While nannies are seasoned veterans in taking care of children, Au pair’s are relatively young when they start they careers. Some of them can be as young as eighteen.

See: How to start a daycare center

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