In the past South African children were often
left with domestic workers, who due to their lack of education
could not appropriately stimulate, educate or assist with
homework. Today's parents recognize that they need to, from
a very young age, give their children the kind of education,
stimulation and opportunities that will either keep them
on par with others of their age, or better still, give them
confidence and advantages as individuals in the ever increasing
competitive society and world.
Their expectations and desires for their children and themselves
are different to those of our parents. Increasingly, with
the necessity of both parents working, families do not only
need support for their young ones but are finding that their
children are being disadvantaged by being left in the care
of a domestic worker or at an aftercare facility.
South Africans have come to realize that quality childcare
is a necessity so that parents can work to support their
families, keep them safe and provide a future.
Parents are seeking the kind of childcare that they themselves
would give if they were able to be at home with their little
ones. A Baby Specialist or Au Pair whose sole purpose is
taking responsibility for the day to day needs of the baby
(children) fills that role for the mother until she returns
to take up her position as primary care giver in their home.
The au pair plays a giving role comprising of loving individual
attention and stimulation. She creates a routine and structure
focused around the child and his /her age appropriate development
along with fun, laughter and the ‘showing the world’.
The au pair sees to everything involved in the total care
of the children. This being so that the parents on returning
home can give quality loving to their settled happier children
without being burdened with lists of chores.
Lilian from Au Pair @ Home advises. For further information
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.aupairathome.co.za