The au pair alternative

With the high price of creches, parents are increasingly deciding to look to au pairs to fulfil their childcare needs

8th May, 2010

Paying someone to look after your children has always been a challenge for parents, and that challenge became particularly difficult during the boom years when the costs associated with childcare soared.

Despite the downturn, full-time childcare can equal the cost of a mortgage payment each month; for many working parents who have taken a pay cut or seen their hours reduced, that’s a burden that is increasingly hard to shoulder.

So it’s perhaps...

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