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18chf per hour... legal with insurance and taxes paid? Seems like a very low amount... around 2880chf per month for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.
Could be the live-in wage? Would include accommodation, some meals and language classes?
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Old 01.03.2017, 15:00
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the family must speak the native language of where they live at home
Not quite true.

From https://www.aupairworld.com/en/au_pa...d/family/check (for the family):

"Do you have good knowledge of the language spoken in your region?"

"Are you of a different nationality and do you speak a different language to that of your au-pair?"

(this is also not true, Swiss can have Swiss au-pairs, albeit from other linguistic regions, my wife's parents had several Swiss-German au-pairs when she was a child, despite her father being a bi-libgual Swiss-German/Italian speaker)

Also from here (for the au-pair):

"Is your mother tongue different to the language spoken by the family and in the specific region of Switzerland?"

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Old 01.03.2017, 15:40
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These sites are not official and are playing with the rule book. The whole idea of being an Au Pair is to be fully immersed in the local language on a day to day to day basis, as well as have regular language classes in that language.

It would make no sense for a young wo/man from India coming to Lausanne to learn Telegu when her own language is Gujurati, or an Italian one to learn Arabic, etc, and go to classes to learn French.
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Re: Price of childcare

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Not quite true.

From https://www.aupairworld.com/en/au_pa...d/family/check (for the family):

"Do you have good knowledge of the language spoken in your region?"

"Are you of a different nationality and do you speak a different language to that of your au-pair?"

(this is also not true, Swiss can have Swiss au-pairs, albeit from other linguistic regions, my wife's parents had several Swiss-German au-pairs when she was a child, despite her father being a bi-libgual Swiss-German/Italian speaker)

Also from here (for the au-pair):

"Is your mother tongue different to the language spoken by the family and in the specific region of Switzerland?"

Tom
I think things have changed a bit since your wife's parents' days Tom.

From the Perfect Way website:

"The host family and the Au Pair can not have the same mother tongue, be related in any kind of way or have the same nationality"

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

Obviously this doesn't apply so much to Swiss au pairs who move to a different part of Switzerland to improve their language skills - it's EU and non-EU nationals who'll come under this.

The OP also needs to check whether their permit status allows them to host an au pair. I remember reading a post here on the forum some years ago that in one canton at least B permit holders weren't allowed to do this, only C permit holders could have an au pair.
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