Media Release: Busy parents needing flexible childcare
Monday, 23 January 2017
Busy parents needing flexible childcare
Parents doing long or unexpected hours in the office, shift work
or just stuck in Auckland traffic jams are struggling to cope with
the demand of looking after their children around the clock.
Options such as getting an au pair could offer major benefits.
Au Pair Link, New Zealand's largest au pair agency connects
experienced international au pairs with Kiwi homes who require the
flexibility needed for the modern day family.
These au pairs act as a live-in nanny and educator to children
under five years old. Their role can include pickups and drop offs,
preparation of children's meals and child-related housework as well
as act as a role model, older sibling and teacher. The au pairs are
supported by fully qualified local ECE teachers and are required to
implement New Zealand's ECE curriculum, Te Whariki, in their daily
Working hours can start from as early as 5am and finish by 9pm
but no more than 10 working hours a day and no less than 30 hours a
week. Further details can be negotiated with the au pair.
Au Pair Link education programmes are licenced by the Ministry
of Education and parents can gain access to childcare subsidies
such as 20 hours ECE and WINZ subsidy.
For parents requiring high-quality, flexible childcare, this
could be a lifesaver. Imagine coming home from work, with the
children having a full day of exploration and learning, already fed
and washed up. All there is left to do is spending the much needed
quality time with those who count most.
With hundreds of Kiwi families already having signed up to Au
Pair Link's services, it shows the growing need of flexible
Au Pair Link offers a variety of flexible programmes for
families with children under five and also over five years old.