Family assistants work for families with children who need more than just childcare. FA’s are the parent’s personal assistants and the children’s nanny. They help out the parents in managing the home by doing whatever the parents need assistance with. Some parents need help running their business when the children are in school while others need help in scheduling, organizing and keeping the home running smoothly. A family assistant is similar to a personal assistant except that a large part of their job involves childcare and household duties such as cooking, light housekeeping and driving children to school and activities. Busy parents are able to delegate important tasks to the family assistant so that they can spend more time with their children.