I run a home based childcare. Soon to be licensed. I was wondering what mothers thought about the pros and cons of both or why they preferred one over the other? Also.. qualities do you look for when you interview someone. Thank you for your thoughts.
Asked by Anonymous at 2:28 PM on Jul. 22, 2009 in General Parenting
Answer by Anonymous at 2:33 PM on Jul. 22, 2009
I use an au pair service for my childcare (Cultural Care). An au pair is a live-in male/female between the ages of 18-26 who are from another country and would like to come to America to take care of children while improving their English. I love it because it offers my kids a chance to see other cultures and learn another language. They live with you, so you don't have to wake your kids up early in the morning to get them off to daycare - they get your kids off to school (even drive them if necessary), they pick them up and help with homework, get your kids off to sports/dance/music lessons, etc... and even help with light household chores. It is a great program and it costs similar to daycare/afterschool care, if not less than that (especially if you have more than 1 child).
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