It’s autumn! The kids are back in school, the days are getting shorter and the holidays are just around the corner. On the heels of what was hopefully a relaxing summer, the sudden frenzy of the fall can be the impetus that gets many parents to choose an au pair. Here are three of the top reasons you should welcome an au pair this fall:
1. School is Back in Session:
You may know that au pairs can help with school pick-ups and drop offs etc. But they can also be an invaluable resource when it comes to homework help, test preparation and school projects! Not to mention that language learning is easiest in younger brains - exposure to a non-English speaking au pair may help lay the foundation for your child’s second (or third) language down the line.
2. Divide and Conquer:
Kids schedules can be busy year round but between football practice, soccer lessons, dance class etc. it seems like fall is a little busier than any other time of year! Imagine not having to scramble to leave work in order to get the kids to practice on time. Or no longer sacrificing certian activities because another child’s schedule conflicts. Rely on your au pair to help you be in two places at once!
Flu and Cold Season:
Watching your normally spirited child suddenly become lethargic and quiet is one of the first indicators that they may be under the weather. Daycares and schools are quick to ensure sure your little ones stay at home when they are sick. An au pair can be an invaluable resource by allowing you to not have to take a sick day yourself! Or, they can help care for your other kids while you focus on your little one that needs some extra TLC.
If any of these ring true for you, perhaps it's the right time for you to get an au pair. Check out our arrival dates - you could be welcoming an au pair before you know it!