The au pair program is a wonderful child care alternative. Au pairs live in your home and provide personal care. In exchange for room, board and a small weekly wage, they may provide up to 10 hours of child care daily, not to exceed 45 hours per week. Schedules may be reasonably flexible within these guidelines.
Music or dance lessons, martial arts, soccer, and other activities are more accessible when au pairs are available to drive children while parents work.