Childcare and Working From Home in North East Ohio

The pandemic has paved the way for a new way of working – work from home (WFH), hybrid, or remote work. The standard work schedule at an office requiring a commute every day has now been replaced with a flexible, hybrid option where many knowledge workers can work from home all or much of their work week.

According to a recent FlexJobs survey 94% of respondents think that a flexible or hybrid job will help them be a better parent but what does remote work mean for childcare today?

What does remote work mean for child care in North East Ohio?

There are several options for those that work from home – part-time or full-time. In no particular order, there are essentially four childcare options . It is the combination of these four that makes it possible to create the perfect, custom infant or childcare solution for you and your family.
• Full-time nanny or au pair
• Full-time daycare
• Part-time in-home caregiver or babysitter
• Part-time or flexible daycare drop-off
If you have the ability to work remote all or part of the time, you now have the choice to match your child or children with the right caregiving routine for them. You can choose a traditional daycare, 5 days per week or select ad hoc in-home care when you need it, and any option in between. You can even mix and match these four childcare solutions to give your child variety and stimulation, while building specific skills or nurturing passions or interests unique to each of them. Of course, the cost of childcare will be a factor as well.

Childcare options for the work from home parent

Full-time nanny, au pair, or a private educator is the most expensive option

Depending on the mental stress of your remote job, your budget, and/or your child’s needs full-time in-home care may be for you. A full-time nanny, au pair or even a private educator coming to your own home every day could afford you the freedom to get things done while giving your child the personal attention and support they need. A private caregiver also gives you the flexibility to be close by to your infant or children to allow for those special moments when you can pop into their day.

Full-time private hire is expensive and hourly rates or annual salaries vary depending on experience and the volume of professional in-home caregivers near you.

Reliability is also important as is having backup options for when the regular care provider is sick or has time off. Here, au pairs may be better than nannies as in most cases the au pair will live with you in your own home. Nannies and au pairs can be found through nanny and au pair agencies but can also be privately hired from online job boards and. The private hire route is cheaper, but you will need to do the work searching, interviewing, and vetting potential candidates as well as handling the Household Employee tax responsibilities

Full-time daycare is the least expensive option

If you can no longer do double duty or if you are seeking structure and stimulation for your child or infant, full-time daycare is still the best most affordable childcare choice.

Daycares as well as traditional elementary schools are still great for building social and emotional skills as well as a foundation of learning necessary to succeed later in life. Regulations ensure early learning basics are provided to every child at accredited or approved daycares. If this fits your child and your budget, be sure to look for highly rated daycares near you. You may still need a back-up care option for sick days and snow days, however, and a service like OndeCare which provides caregivers at short notice can be a lifesaver!

Part-time, in-home childcare is a great medium cost option.

If you are looking for the most flexibility and control and your budget is a bit larger than area daycare costs but not quite large enough for a full-time caregiver, then flexible, part-time childcare in your home may be for you.

The key is to tap into a reliable and flexible pool of babysitters or professional childcare providers to get you the best of both worlds. Nanny placement agencies typically don’t place part-time nannies so for most finding childcare providers is by word-of-mouth recommendations or through an online job board like Care.com or Urbansitter. Online job boards will give you give you a list or providers to start from but don’t do the work of vetting, matching, and coordinating schedules and can't guarantee reliability or provide backup options. If available in your area, a more comprehensive option is ondecare.com which matches you with pre-vetted, professional childcare providers, helps you schedule and manage your caregivers and also automates back-up care when you need it.

Part-time daycare is another medium cost option.

Some daycares allow for less than the traditional 5-day commitment Actually, again thanks to the pandemic, more daycares have figured out how to make this an option – some innovative daycares have built their businesses around this burgeoning need for flexibility when it comes to infant care, child care, or special needs care.

Part-time or flexible daycare drop-off is more expensive than traditional full-time daycare but can give you and your child the best of both worlds – some routine and some flexibility. If available in your area, a more comprehensive option is ondecare.com which matches you with pre-vetted, professional childcare providers, helps you schedule and manage your caregivers and also automates back-up care when you need it.

North East Ohio In‑Home Childcare from OndeCare

In-home caregiver avatar Brittaney Home Health Aide
Brittaney
Available in
North East Ohio
Home Health Aide
Services
  • laundry
  • house cleaning
  • light housekeeping
  • homework help
  • + 9 more
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In-home caregiver avatar Mariah Medical Assistant
Mariah
Available in
North East Ohio
Medical Assistant
Services
  • meal preparation
  • errands/excursions
  • tutoring
  • socialization/entertainment
  • + 8 more
COVID-19 vaccinated
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In-home caregiver avatar Darmesha Nanny/Au Pair
Darmesha
Available in
North East Ohio
Nanny/Au Pair
Services
  • virtual learning assistance
  • house cleaning
  • doctor's visits
  • homework help
  • + 11 more
Pet friendly
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In-home caregiver avatar Veronica Nanny/Au Pair
Veronica
Available in
North East Ohio
Nanny/Au Pair
Services
  • errands/excursions
  • socialization/entertainment
  • transportation
  • meal preparation
  • + 12 more
Client transportation
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In-home caregiver avatar Arttina Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Arttina
Available in
North East Ohio
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Services
  • meal preparation
  • transportation
  • errands/excursions
  • light housekeeping
  • + 11 more
COVID-19 vaccinated
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In-home caregiver avatar Ebony Educational Aide
Ebony
Available in
North East Ohio
Educational Aide
Services
  • doctor's visits
  • house cleaning
  • laundry
  • light housekeeping
  • + 11 more
Client transportation
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In-home caregiver avatar Misha Direct Support Professional (DSP)
Misha
Available in
North East Ohio
Direct Support Professional (DSP)
Services
  • recreational activities
  • light housekeeping
  • socialization/entertainment
  • homework help
  • + 6 more
Client transportation
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In-home caregiver avatar Paris Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Paris
Available in
North East Ohio
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Services
  • recreational activities
  • meal preparation
  • socialization/entertainment
  • laundry
  • + 5 more
COVID-19 vaccinated
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In-home caregiver avatar Neala Nurse's Assistant/Aide
Neala
Available in
North East Ohio
Nurse's Assistant/Aide
Services
  • light housekeeping
  • socialization/entertainment
  • meal preparation
  • + 3 more
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In-home caregiver avatar Gwendolyn State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)
Gwendolyn
Available in
North East Ohio
State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)
Services
  • light housekeeping
  • meal preparation
  • socialization/entertainment
  • + 3 more
COVID-19 vaccinated
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In-home caregiver avatar Rhondala Licensed Social Worker (LSW/LISW)
Rhondala
Available in
North East Ohio
Licensed Social Worker (LSW/LISW)
Services
  • light housekeeping
  • socialization/entertainment
  • meal preparation
  • + 3 more
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In-home caregiver avatar Calisha Direct Support Professional (DSP)
Calisha
Available in
North East Ohio
Direct Support Professional (DSP)
Services
  • laundry
  • light housekeeping
  • recreational activities
  • doctor's visits
  • + 7 more
COVID-19 vaccinated
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In-home caregiver avatar Tiara Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)
Tiara
Available in
North East Ohio
Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)
Services
  • house cleaning
  • doctor's visits
  • socialization/entertainment
  • laundry
  • + 8 more
Pet friendly
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In-home caregiver avatar Terrell Direct Support Professional (DSP)
Terrell
Available in
North East Ohio
Direct Support Professional (DSP)
Services
  • house cleaning
  • errands/excursions
  • meal preparation
  • + 3 more
Pet friendly
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In-home caregiver avatar Ruth Registered Nurse (RN)
Ruth
Available in
North East Ohio
Registered Nurse (RN)
Services
  • meal preparation
  • light housekeeping
  • socialization/entertainment
  • + 3 more
COVID-19 vaccinated
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In-home caregiver avatar Harmoni Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Harmoni
Available in
North East Ohio
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Services
  • laundry
  • meal preparation
  • transportation
  • tutoring
  • + 9 more
Pet friendly
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In-home caregiver avatar Demetria Home Health Aide
Demetria
Available in
North East Ohio
Home Health Aide
Services
  • light housekeeping
  • meal preparation
  • socialization/entertainment
  • + 3 more
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In-home caregiver avatar Nylah Nanny/Au Pair
Nylah
Available in
North East Ohio
Nanny/Au Pair
Services
  • house cleaning
  • homework help
  • laundry
  • virtual learning assistance
  • + 8 more
COVID-19 vaccinated
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In-home caregiver avatar Lynique Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Lynique
Available in
North East Ohio
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Services
  • tutoring
  • virtual learning assistance
  • light housekeeping
  • recreational activities
  • + 10 more
COVID-19 vaccinated
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In-home caregiver avatar Marquisha Teacher's Assistant
Marquisha
Available in
North East Ohio
Teacher's Assistant
Services
  • meal preparation
  • recreational activities
  • pet care
  • laundry
  • + 12 more
Pet friendly
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Which solution is best for me when working from home?

'In-home childcare , full-time or part-time, while it can be the most flexible, tends to be more expensive than the daycare. Daycare is still the most cost-efficient childcare solution and now many daycares offer part-time options, too. If neither on its own is ideal, consider combining part-time daycare with flexible in-home childcare to create a tailored solution that perfectly fits both your child's needs as well as your work from home schedule!

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