Au pair childcare is a unique alternative to daycare or nannies—one that is growing in popularity with American parents. A live-in provider gives you peace of mind as a busy parent. Having another adult in your home eliminates the stress of pick-up and drop-off at day care and the hassle of patching together coverage from babysitters or family members.
With an au pair, your childcare works around your needs and schedule and not the other way around. By choosing how you want to schedule your 45 hours of childcare, you know you have childcare when you need it most — including sick days,nights and weekends, or even during overnight hours while you sleep, your infant is taken care of! You also decide how your children spend their time while you're outside the home. Working with your own live-in caregiver puts you in the driver's seat of your child's activities and environment.
Hosting a Cultural Care au pair costs just $360 per week ($8 per hour). This cost is per family, not per child, so you won't pay extra if you have more than one child. Compare au pair childcare to day care or a nanny, and you will find that au pair childcare offers a financially competitive solution.