What does this mean for you? Your host family will have great confidence in you and your abilities and will count on you to use your professional knowledge and experience in the day-to-day care of their children. In return, you will be warmly welcomed and treated as an important member of the family.
Reasons Families Host a Social Care Professional
Experience and Professional Service
Finding a trusted childcare provider is an important process for host parents. Parents appreciate the maturity, experience and expertise that a social care professional offers to their children and the family overall.
Interest in Cultural Exchange
Our host families want to expose their children to different cultures and languages while they are still young. Some may have a German background and want their children to be connected to their home culture. Our Apex Social care professionals and their host families often become friends for life – even returning to visit “their family” long after the program has ended.
Expertise in Special Needs
Families value the training and experience that social care professionals have with children, especially those with special needs. These children often require specialized support and regular therapy sessions and benefit from the one-on-one care that they receive.
Continuity of Childcare
Families love the fact that our social care professionals work with a particular family for at least 12 months – but can extend their time to up to 24 months (USA only). This gives them peace of mind and continuity of schedules and childcare.
Flexibility and Comfort
Work schedules for parents don’t always match up with a daycare center’s hours, child’s activities, or doctor or therapist appointments. Parents appreciate that social care professionals can work flexible hours, helping them to better manage their family’s schedule and have their children cared for in the comfort of their own home.
American parents are 100% responsible for the cost of daycare for their children. Hiring a social care professional is often be more affordable than a daycare center or nanny, especially if the family has more than one child.