Working from Home with Children
Working from home has become commonplace around Australia, with many work from home mums/dads enjoying the increased flexibility, freedom and time spent with family during the working week. However, working around children is not always an easy task – particularly during the busy school holiday periods. In this blog post, ABC Nanny Services will be sharing some helpful tips for parents which will make working from home easier and keep children happy too.
5 Ways to Make Working from Home a Breeze
- Hire a Nanny
Whether you are a parent of young or school-aged children, it often feels like there simply aren’t enough hours in the day. Catering to the needs of your children is almost a full-time job in itself, and when school holidays come around it can be difficult to balance work and family life. It’s worth considering hiring a short-term carer/nanny, as they will be able to look after your children whilst you enjoy some peace and quiet to focus on work. Your nanny will not only look after the daily needs of your children, but they can also plan fun activities and outings to support your child’s education and development.
- Nanny Share
Looking for a more affordable option? Consider pairing up with another family in the neighbourhood and sharing a nanny. This arrangement can allow for increased flexibility, enabling you to choose different homes as needed. It’s also a great way for children to learn about social skills and friendships, as they will have a playmate to spend time with.
- Child Swap
With working from home becoming commonplace, it might be worth asking around your neighbourhood or school community to see if other parents would be interested in a child swap. By taking turns looking after each other’s children, you can create a balanced schedule that benefits both you and your child. This can help to free up some time to work without interruption, and a child swap can be particularly beneficial during the busy school holiday period.
- Household Assistant
Running a household takes a lot of work, and you may wish to outsource some of these activities so that you have more time to focus on work. A household assistant can help with everything from general cleaning through to laundry, cooking meals, shopping, running errands, changing bedsheets and more.
Grandparents love nothing more than spending time with their grandchildren, and if they live nearby this can be an affordable and convenient childcare solution to call upon during busy periods at work.
ABC Nanny Services make Working from Home Easy – Call Today
With a range of affordable nanny options to suit all families, ABC Nanny Services can make your life easier. Call now on 0402 522 670 and our team will match your family with the perfect childcare option to suit your busy lifestyle.