by Dulany Dent on 28 Apr, 2020
Parents are now faced with the daunting task of fulfilling their normal work obligations in addition to having to care for and manage their child(ren)’s education. This can leave parents feeling overwhelmed and overworked. It is difficult enough to stay focused on your own work while working at home, let alone trying to ensure that your child(ren)’s learning does not suffer. This can lead to a lot of stress and pressure on parents and, in the end, is not a realistic, long-term solution.
This serious dilemma led to the launch of our School@Home program.
Our School@Home program is two-fold, combining the efforts of our eLearning Aides and our in-home Private Educators who represent some of the best and brightest child care specialists in the area. They are eager to help bring you peace of mind and to set your child(ren) up for academic success, whether in your home or online.
These academic support offerings are now available as part of our family care benefits package for companies who are interested in providing this type of support for their employees.
Our Private Educators are in-home care providers who possess a strong teaching background and can provide an advanced level of academic support, structure, and consistency to your child’s school year. Many of them are current or past teachers (whether classroom and/or homeschool), tutors, and/or professional nannies with a knack for teaching. All of our Private Educators have a college degree, many with a degree (certification) in Education.
Many families are interested in sharing a Private Educator to create a learning pod which can help to keep costs down and allow for some limited, safe social interaction. The Nanny Network encourages family pairs (two family maximum), who already know each other, to register together to create a customized learning pod for this unique school year.
To provide for the most flexibility, our Private Educators can be hired on a temporary or permanent basis. Our temporary Private Educators are available for a minimum of 20 hours per week.
If you’re interested in hiring a Private Educator on a permanent basis to ensure consistency for your family, let our Concierge placement team do the work of vetting and introducing you to short list of qualified candidates, while also guiding you on tax, legal, pay and benefit information along the way. An agency placement fee of 15% of the Private Educator’s gross annual salary is charged in addition to the salary you pay directly to the Private Educator. The range of pay for a Private Educator is $25.00-50.00 per hour depending on the candidate’s experience and education, as well as the number of children, their grade levels, duties, and the level of flexibility required.
Connecting online using a Zoom format, our eLearning Aides know how to make learning fun through a computer screen. They can help keep your child(ren) organized with their school work and on task with their daily assignments! All while building smiles and giggles into the process.
We have found the following dynamics lead to the most successful eLearning Aide sessions:
- A strong internet connection
- A quiet place where your child can work with an e-learning aid, relatively free of distractions
- A designated laptop/computer or tablet that your child can use
- A set of headphones that your child can wear
- An effective way to share your child’s schedule and assignments
Our eLearning Aide services falls under The Nanny Network’s Temporary placement services. In keeping with these services, an annual membership fee of $150 is due at sign up. This membership fee provides year-long access to reduced member rates for all of The Nanny Network’s services including School@Home, in-home back-up child care, Sidekick (including grocery shopping and delivery), and summer programs via Camp@Home.
We recommend eLearning Aide services for children ages 5 and up. Individual session times of 1-2 hours (and a maximum of 4 hours) are advised, depending on the age of the child and the amount of material to cover.