Have you heard the news? Au Pair in America is expanding its partnership initiatives with shared workspaces! We are excited to grow our partners across the United States, and to continue our work with amazing organizations like HAYVN and The Riveter.
Here are 5 reasons why we are excited to partner with shared workspaces:
1. Flexibility for working parents
Shared workspaces—also called coworking spaces—provide employees with much-needed flexibility for a healthy work-life balance. Typically, shared workspaces are accessible 24/7 so employees can set their own work hours.
Similarly, Au Pair in America also gives working parents the flexibility they need. Au pairs can provide child care assistance up to 45 hours per week on a schedule customized by the host family. Worried about life’s little surprises like snow days? With an au pair living in your home, you won’t need to stress about arranging child care!
2. Shared values
Coworking spaces offer more than just a place to work—they offer a community that values collaboration and learning.
Au Pair in America values these factors, too, and connects the global community through cultural exchange between host families and au pairs. We believe in helping children become global citizens by learning about another culture and language from an au pair!
3. Opportunities for education and enrichment
Many shared workspaces provide workshops and networking opportunities, allowing employees to mingle with individuals from varying cultural, professional and personal backgrounds.
Children can benefit from a similar cultural exchange through an au pair. Children with au pair caregivers gain a global perspective through exposure to other cultures and customs—and may even learn a new language!
Coworking spaces are a cost-effective option for many companies. With shared workspaces, there’s no need to worry about overhead costs like furniture, utilities and office maintenance!
Similarly, Au Pair in America is a cost-effective child care option, particularly for parents with multiple children. Unlike many other child care options, Au Pair in America program costs are per family, not per child!
5. Time for relaxation
With the flexibility provided by shared workspaces and au pair child care assistance, working parents can finally have time to relax! Au Pair in America understands that working parents struggle to find time for their own needs and hobbies.
Au pairs are a great solution for busy parents in need of some much-deserved “me” time! With Au Pair in America, host families create their own customized child care schedule of up to 10 hours of care per day and up to 45 hours per week, including evenings and weekends. That leaves plenty of opportunities for manicures, date nights or girls’ nights out!
Are you a working parent looking for flexible child care assistance? Learn more about hosting an au pair with Au Pair in America!