Having a career and raising a family can be difficult to juggle at the best of times. If you are a busy parent and need a helping hand, chances are that you have considered hiring an au pair or a nanny.
Parents are faced with a great deal of anxiety and responsibility at the start of a new school year. If you are making use of an au pair to care for your child this year, there are a few things that you can do to ensure that the year is easily navigated by your au pair, your child and of course yourself.
When trying to decide which childcare approach best suits your family; you are bound to feel overwhelmed and even a little confused with the options.
Au pairs can be found working in all corners of the globe and one thing that’s synonymous with au pairing is ‘life experience’. Of course au pairing isn’t always about travelling abroad.
Let’s face it; the idea of sending your child to day care or after-school care facilities on a daily basis isn’t an exciting concept. Here your child will be provided with care and kept safe, but in such large group settings.
Selecting an au pair in Johannesburg to live and work with your family can be a difficult task. In some instances, an au pair might look perfect on paper, yet in reality it just doesn’t work for one or both of you.
A great deal of care must be taken when choosing the right au pair for your family. While being an au pair is a job, the chosen candidate should be willing to become part of the family.
It is that time of year where we all scramble to tie up loose ends and finalize all outstanding obligations to ensure that we have a peaceful and relaxing holiday.
Choosing an Au Pair agency in Johannesburg can be tough. Most families work with just one agency and never really shop around.
A babysitter is someone who you employ for ad hoc childcare services. This will usually be in the evenings or on the weekends.
The definition of an au pair is ‘a young foreign person, typically a woman, who helps with housework or childcare in exchange for food, a room, and some pocket money’, but here in sunny South Africa we make our own rules.