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What do you do for childcare and how much does it cost? Are you happy with your arrangement?”





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  • Wow, Mommy on the go and Mummy of two have really done my job for me! When I asked that question last year, I was wondering what people were paying for childcare to see how it compared to the cost of hosting an au pair, just as a bit of research. I didn't see these responses till just now, but I couldn't agree more with these two happy host moms. My life took a total turn for the better the day our au pair came into our home. The extra help around the house gives me a lot more quality time with my family and we love that our girls have picked up quite a bit of Spanish! If you're curious about how the au pair program could help your family, please feel free to email me directly at caitlin.sigler@lcc.culturalcare.com and don't forget to ask about Cultural Care's current discounts. Never pay the application fee - come to me to get a promotion code to have it waived.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Caitlin on 7th October 2009

  • After a couple of years of out of the home day care, we too have chosen the Au Pair program through Cultural care Au Pair. They have a great selection of au pairs from all over the world and are currently the largest agency in the country, which gave us great peace of mind and support. We have now had two au pairs through CCAP; one from Germany and our current au pair is from Columbia. We love her, she has become liek anothe member of our family. It has been an incredible choice for us; juggling two busy jobs & busy lives. Our top priority is the best care for our children and one that provides cultural enrichment, affordability and flexibility. This has met the mark!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Mommy On The Go on 11th February 2009

  • Day care for 2 kids is very expensive but we believe we now have the best solution and the best fit for out family.

    We have a live in au pair and she is amazing. I never have to worry dragging the baby out early on cold mornings. If my daughter is off sick she care's for her. If my daughter has no school she'll supervise a play date. The list is endless but what I love most about it is she has become part of our family and reinforces our child rearing expectations and is making sure the kids get what they need in our absence.

    Our Au pair works any 45 hours, we flex her schedule based our needs be it a date night or around the school calendar. While on duty she picks up after the kids and is responsible for household duties linked to the kids. Kids Laundry is done a couple times a week, the bedrooms are cleaned and vacumed this alone has given me back hours on the weekend to spend with my children.

    I get all this for around $320 a week. I was paying $300 to put my baby in infant daycare. Look at how much I am now getting and I don't have to worry about being a professional working mum I know there is always someone to watch my family in my home.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Mummy of two on 2nd December 2008

  • We use a home daycare, and it is $130 per week. ONce my daughter is 1, it will be $110. I figure until she hits the 3-4 year mark, a home daycare is the safest, nicest environment for her.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by mommybebes on 7th June 2008

  • We use a home daycare, and it is $130 per week. ONce my daughter is 1, it will be $110. I figure until she hits the 3-4 year mark, a home daycare is the safest, nicest environment for her.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by mommybebes on 7th June 2008

  • We have just started using a nanny. We found a single mother who needed a place to stay for her and her two young daughters. In exchange for her taking care of our son during the summer and before/after school during the workweek in the fall, we pay her $600/month and give her two rooms, a private bathroom, food, cell phone and a gas allowance. This works out great for us. I'm in law school at night and it's such a relief to come home to a clean house and a bathed child ready for bed instead of to several hours of household chores.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by PT-LawMom on 5th June 2008

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