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Thank you Odile!
Yes, I am from EU. Have a permit B.
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Hey there,
My name is crystal. I come from the east coast, Australia, and am currently looking for an au pair job in switzerland. I recently finished a student exchange here, but am not ready to go home just yet. Im only turning 17 this june(and that can be quite a put of for employers). Although in Australia i am a qualified babysitter, and am also first aid qualified. Im great with kids, cooking and cleaning. If anyone could give me a hand at finding a job, it would be greatly appreciated.
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Hey there,
My name is crystal. I come from the east coast, Australia, and am currently looking for an au pair job in switzerland. I recently finished a student exchange here, but am not ready to go home just yet. Im only turning 17 this june(and that can be quite a put of for employers). Although in Australia i am a qualified babysitter, and am also first aid qualified. Im great with kids, cooking and cleaning. If anyone could give me a hand at finding a job, it would be greatly appreciated.
Crystal, I'm afraid you can't be employed as an au pair here. You're too young. The age range for non-EU's is 18 to 25. Also you have to go through an approved agency. Here's the relevant info:

"The Law on Foreign Nationals, in force since 1 January 2008, has introduced the following changes:
Au pairs from third countries (e.g. USA, Canada, Thailand, etc.) can only receive permits if they are placed through an agency which is approved and licensed by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). Currently there are only few such agencies specialising in the placement of au-pairs (e.g. pro filia). However, we expect the number to increase throughout the year. Au pairs may now be placed only if they are between 18 to 25 years old."

As a non-EU national any employer would have to go through a very rigorous process to be able to hire you in any other capacity as they have to prove they can't find a Swiss, EU national or anyone else already living here with a valid work permit who could do the job. This is what they would have to do:

https://www.bfm.admin.ch/content/bfm...zulassung.html

It's time consuming and expensive and simply wouldn't be practical for hiring someone with the skill set you're offering. Only specialised, highly qualified people make applying for a permit worthwhile.

Though I hate to disappoint you, you should go home as your exchange has ended, decide on your career and work towards getting the necessary qualifications and skills to better equip yourself to find a job here if that's what you want to do.

Good luck.
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Hello All,

I am a native English (American) speaker, 25 year old architecture student looking for an AuPair/ full time babysitter job starting in July 2014, for three months (In october I am starting studying architecture in Switzerland). I am a citizen of Poland, and I was wondering where is the best place to find adverts for english-speakers? Some of the websites seem to be a bit anonymous for me... Any advice? Also, is it usual for people to look for help during the summer when kids are off from school, or is this time too short for an AuPair?
I would be very appreciative of some advice/info!
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Hi all! I am writing here to get a better idea of the situation I'm in, that got a bit complicated now than my contract is about to end. I've been working as a nanny for this family for the past year caring for their two kids that go to school three full days from 8-16 and two short days from 8-11:30. In the meantime I clean an aprox 220 sqm house. So my working hours would be from 7 to 6:30-7 pm. I also cook, wash and iron for the kids. My wages are 1350 sfr per month. I am live in so I have a small room with a bathroom in their house, and they pay my deductions and insurance and a halb tax. But I have no idea to as how much they pay for deductions as I never received any pay slips nor any kind of document, tax paper, etc. I receive my wages directly in my account every month. Now that the contract will end, apparently there are some issues with filling the documents according to the law. Do you think this wage was fair? And do you think that the whole process was correct? Thanks! Laura
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Hello All,

I am a native English (American) speaker, 25 year old architecture student looking for an AuPair/ full time babysitter job starting in July 2014, for three months (In october I am starting studying architecture in Switzerland). I am a citizen of Poland, and I was wondering where is the best place to find adverts for english-speakers? Some of the websites seem to be a bit anonymous for me... Any advice? Also, is it usual for people to look for help during the summer when kids are off from school, or is this time too short for an AuPair?
I would be very appreciative of some advice/info!
Kind regards
Au pairs have to do a Swiss language course so 3 months might be a bit too short. Usually au pairs are here for at least a year, but it can be up to 2 years. This gives you some idea:

http://www.awa.zh.ch/internet/volksw...gestellte.html

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Hi all! I am writing here to get a better idea of the situation I'm in, that got a bit complicated now than my contract is about to end. I've been working as a nanny for this family for the past year caring for their two kids that go to school three full days from 8-16 and two short days from 8-11:30. In the meantime I clean an aprox 220 sqm house. So my working hours would be from 7 to 6:30-7 pm. I also cook, wash and iron for the kids. My wages are 1350 sfr per month. I am live in so I have a small room with a bathroom in their house, and they pay my deductions and insurance and a halb tax. But I have no idea to as how much they pay for deductions as I never received any pay slips nor any kind of document, tax paper, etc. I receive my wages directly in my account every month. Now that the contract will end, apparently there are some issues with filling the documents according to the law. Do you think this wage was fair? And do you think that the whole process was correct? Thanks! Laura
More info about yourself would help. Are you EU or non-EU? Your salary is way too low for a nanny, it should be CHF3,500 per month.

http://www.perfectway.ch/en/for-fami...formation.html

It's a bit late to be asking these questions of course. What problems are there with filing the paperwork?
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With a live in position the nanny gets paid approx CHF950 per month less than your CHF3500 quoted but the full amount is liable to tax etc. Whatever way you cut it though she is underpaid.

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More info about yourself would help. Are you EU or non-EU? Your salary is way too low for a nanny, it should be CHF3,500 per month.

http://www.perfectway.ch/en/for-fami...formation.html

It's a bit late to be asking these questions of course. What problems are there with filing the paperwork?

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I am EU. I go the B permit that I applied for in march last year. And I don't know what the problems are yet, I will find out soon. Probably the numbers don't give...
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Hi all,

On a related note... after finding an ideal candidate for a live-out nanny 5 days per week we're currently trying to independently hire them (legally!) and wanted to ensure we tick all the right boxes as to work permits, contracts, AHV contributions, 'recommended' salary amounts, etc. but am hitting one brick wall after another trying to get any information from the local gemeinde.

Has anyone hired a nanny before without the assistance of an agency and could share some pointers or a kind of checklist of the requirements? Or perhaps could refer us to a knowledgeable contact at a gemeinde office? We're in Aargau kanton.

Thanks in advance for any advice,

Joel
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Hi all,

On a related note... after finding an ideal candidate for a live-out nanny 5 days per week we're currently trying to independently hire them (legally!) and wanted to ensure we tick all the right boxes as to work permits, contracts, AHV contributions, 'recommended' salary amounts, etc. but am hitting one brick wall after another trying to get any information from the local gemeinde.

Has anyone hired a nanny before without the assistance of an agency and could share some pointers or a kind of checklist of the requirements? Or perhaps could refer us to a knowledgeable contact at a gemeinde office? We're in Aargau kanton.

Thanks in advance for any advice,

Joel
Depends on where your nanny comes from. If they're non-EU it's not possible unless they already have a permit allowing them to live/work here. You might find the info on the Perfect Way website useful as it has the regs for Canton Aargau.

http://www.perfectway.ch/en/for-fami...lltenanny.html
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We are looking to be a host family in for an Au Pair, we are from an EU country and are Permit B, living in Canton Schwyz, I have read somewhere that host family require a permit C in order to qualify to be a host family, is this correct?
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We are looking to be a host family in for an Au Pair, we are from an EU country and are Permit B, living in Canton Schwyz, I have read somewhere that host family require a permit C in order to qualify to be a host family, is this correct?
Yes, Schwyz only allows foreigners with a C permit to hire au pairs.

http://www.perfectway.ch/fileadmin/d...att_Schwyz.pdf
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What are the best sites (apart from here) to post a vacancy for a nanny position?
We would prefer not to go via a professional agency but select and interview candidates ourselves.

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Hi Griet

I heard about a facebook group of nannies in the canton of zug (think is the canton you live in, right?)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2399...20155/?fref=ts

Maybe you can try your luck there!

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Yes, Schwyz only allows foreigners with a C permit to hire au pairs.

http://www.perfectway.ch/fileadmin/d...att_Schwyz.pdf
We are also looking for an alternative to the kinderkrippe, but just for 2 days, when my wife needs to commute to Chur...
We also live in Kanton Schwyz (Freienbach).
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Is it true that there's a new law in CH stating that families interested in hiring live-in nannies can only do that for EU citizens? Or does it depend on the canton? For ex, Zurich.
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HI @Riana22. Regarding your question, there is an article on NZZ online about your question. It is only available in German though, let me know if you understand it or need help with translation. Regards Steffy

http://www.nzz.ch/nzzas/nzz-am-sonnt...mer-1.18512346
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Is it true that there's a new law in CH stating that families interested in hiring live-in nannies can only do that for EU citizens? Or does it depend on the canton? For ex, Zurich.
The article is referring to au pairs, not nannies as you can't bring in a non-EU nanny anyway. It looks like the quotas for non-EU au pairs are being dropped due to the vote to curb immigration.

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Au pairs are sought after than ever. In Switzerland, dozens of agencies take care of the placement of young women who come to Switzerland to learn a language and to tackle in their host families in childcare. The central office of Pro Filia speaks against 300 families alone in the Zurich area, where it mediates an au pair year. Ascending trend.

Au Pair scarcity

But the helpers, for a host family spends at least CHF 2500 per month depending on the performance of the Agency, have become rare. On one hand, fewer young interested in Switzerland and in Europe for this kind of international experience, which is connected as a rule with household work. On the other hand the demand for childcare has risen sharply.

Now this shortage is the nanny state of emergency. Because, as is now known, some cantons have deleted the third country quotas for au pairs in the wake of the immigration initiative. When the Federal Council last November reduced the third-country quotas in response to the Yes to SVP popular initiative on the restriction of immigration by a third, sat about the Canton of Zurich on the knife with the au pairs: mid-January announced the Office of Economics and work on, retroactively awarded to 1. 1. 2015 no short residence permits for au pairs more. Other cantons of Thurgau as, St. Gallen and Glarus have deleted the quotas. "We had dozens of requests pending that were suddenly obsolete," says Heidi Conrad of Pro Filia. This would benefit many young families that rely on the care of their children on au pairs, in distress.

"We are now trying to find an au pair from the EU, but this is unexpectedly difficult," says Lisa Zimmermann *. Their last au pair comes from the Philippines and is home traveled to the expiry of their residence permit. The few candidates from the EU who have the carpenter presented since then, came from Eastern Europe and could boast university degrees with honors. "They come here because they can not find work at home," says Zimmermann. Most had the housework and taking care of three lively boys in infancy too much and they were about to cancel after a first encounter. Zimmermann can not understand why the canton of au pairs look as pure labor. "An au pair is part of the family - a person familiar with which one goes through thick and thin, and is funded by the family. This experience opened her a better future in their home, "says Zimmermann.

The agencies require therefore separate quotas. "An Au pair takes neither an engineer, a computer scientist nor a doctor the place away," says Heidi Koller, who runs an agency in St. Gallen. Representing the industry she has written a letter to the Federal Council. "The fact that au pairs are expected in the same quota as workers in the economy is not optimal," it states. The reward is much deeper and be an au pair is hardly comparable to a qualified employee with a 100 percent workload with an operating time of not more than six hours five days a week. In addition, visit an au pair at least four hours per week a language course.

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But parents who are looking also for professional reasons an au pair to care for their children, argue otherwise. "For us it is important to have a flexible child care for our child because we do not have nine-to-five jobs," says Andreas Herzog *. He would like to be employed again a young woman from the Philippines for his children. Now the family is looking for an au pair from the EU. He could understand though, says Herzog, that the State Reserve, the quotas for the company, but it could also childcare to a economic factor, such as when mothers could not return to their jobs.
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Hi everybody, I have a big question.
I would like to hire an Aupair, I speak Spanish and want an Au pair who speaks either Spanish or German. Is that possible?
Somewhere I read that the Aupair language must be different to the country of residence and family host? is that correct? The reason for those languages is because my kids receive speech therapy and the therapists recommended that they stay within those 2 languages for the moment.
I could subscribe them to the kindergarten hort, but they have extra activities like speech therapy ,and I need someone who take them.

Any help is appreciated. btw I live in kanton Zurich if that makes any difference.

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