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54 days ago

Au Pair or Border

Nic from Ilam

Hi all, would appreciate some advice/suggestions....
As a recent sole parent to a 10yo daughter, I have to make some arrangements to help me get through 2020 and beyond. The biggest issue is around after school / after hours care, including when I am away for work (once a week either a day trip or an overnight trip)....

I have a room with an en-suite that is furnished and available. So the question is Au Pair or Border.... I could get $150-$180 per week if i get a border which I can then use to pay for baby sitting... or I can use room for a Au Pair (which would be great but I would cost me more)...

Anyone with some advice, particularly experiences with either Au Pair - costs, expectations, good companies or with Borders....

or if a third option that I have not thought of...!!

Thanks and much appreciated...

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