LOTS OF NEW NANNY AND AUPAIR JOBS AVAILABLE!

ROCKMYBABY SWITZERLAND are URGENTLY recruiting for jobs in Zurich, Zug, Vaud, Ticino and Geneva areas for LIVE-IN, LIVE-OUT NANNIES and AUPAIRS (candidates must be from EU or have a swiss permit or passport) – if you are interested in any of our roles, please apply online www.rockmybaby.ch – please pass on to anyone you know may be looking for such roles as well. Many thanks!

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Difference between a Babysitter, Aupair & Nanny in Switzerland

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Many clients have questions regarding the differences between a Nanny, Aupair and Babysitter. We have outlined the main differences below, which may enable you to better understand your needs and requirements. To discuss your childcare needs, please don’t hesitate to contact Rockmybaby® on info@rockmybaby.ch

Babysitter

 

A babysitter is someone who takes care of your child / children for a few hours on an ad hoc basis i.e. when you are going out for dinner or need to attend an appointment etc.

The main role of a babysitter is to care for your children in your absence, making them feel safe and secure and ensuring all their needs are met. In Switzerland, babysitters generally range from the age of 13 upwards, are paid hourly and hold a first aid certificate. All Rockmybaby® babysitter’s are aged from 18 years onwards.

Cost

Depending on age of babysitter anything from 10CHF/15CHF per hour for a teenage babysitter to 20CHF-30CHF per hour for a more experienced babysitter

Working hours

Flexible, ad hoc hours

Aupair 

An au pair is normally a young foreign person who comes to a host country for a cultural experience, to live with the family on a 1 year work permit. They are normally between the ages of 19 and 30. The childcare experience of the Aupair is generally limited.

Cost

The monthly cost of an Aupair to a family is between 1700CHF-2000CHF per month including the Aupair’s allowance of approximately 700-800CHF per month, language school, health and accident insurance, taxes, social contributions and pension (an extra person at the dinner table is also an additional cost)

Working hours

An Aupair works a maximum of 30 hours per week distributed over 6 days per week. Of which only 50% can be unsupervised without a parent.

Nannies

Nannies usually have a childcare education, have experience caring for children and can provide childcare related references. They are employed by the family and their focus is on the care and development of the children. Nannies vary in age and experience and can either be live-in or live-out. A nanny takes care of all child-related duties.

Cost

The salary of a nanny varies between 3500CHF – 5000CHF gross on average for a full-time nanny depending on experience and qualifications. Nannies can be employed on either a full-time or part-time basis and as a live-in or live-out employee.

Working hours

A nanny can work up to a maximum of 50 hours per week, of which all can be independently i.e. no parental supervision restrictions apply.

Nanny / Housekeepers

Nanny / Housekeepers are often requested through our agency who focus on childcare and housekeeping duties (housekeeping that is carried out whilst the children are either at school or in care of a parent for example). This has become a popular choice for parents with older children where the children are at school in the morning and come home in the afternoons. Salaries and working hours similar to Nannies.

For your Nanny, Aupair, Nanny / Housekeeper or Babysitter needs, please contact Rockmybaby on info@rockmybaby.ch and www.rockmybaby.ch

 

General Guidelines for Employing an EU Au Pair in Switzerland (varies per canton)

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Many clients approach us to ask what are the requirements for hiring EU Aupairs in Switzerland. We have put together below a general overview of the guidelines for hiring EU Aupairs in Switzerland , however this varies from canton to canton (please contact Rockmybaby for further information) –

  • The host family must have a different mother tongue language from the Au Pair
  • Depending on canton, the host family should generally speak the local language to a good level
  • An Au Pair can be employed for up to 2 years. This is the maximum an Au Pair can work in Switzerland as an Au Pair
  • The age range of Au pairs is between 17 and 30 years’ old
  • The host family must complete a contract with the Au Pair. This will be required to secure the L permit required for working in Switzerland.
  • The Au Pair must attend language lessons for minimum 120 hours per year – this is compulsory requirement and the host family are required to pay for this.
  • Maximum working hours is 30 per week in general (however can vary slightly from canton to canton) and the working regulations must be adhered by for each individual Canton with regards to Au Pairs.
  • The Au Pair must have at least one day off a week and at least 1-2 Sundays off a month
  • The host family must insure the au pair with health insurance and pay at least half the costs
  • The Au Pair must not work more than 50% of these hours independently (i.e. a parent has to be present for 50% of working hours)
  • The Au Pair’s job should be simple in nature – no heavy cleaning or complex tasks
  • The Au Pair must have their own bedroom in the home of the host family
  • The host family must have a B or C permit or Swiss Nationality (varies per canton)

Please note Rockmybaby does not assist with the recruitment of non-EU Aupairs.

For your Aupair needs, contact us today – charmian@rockmybaby.ch