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Re: Childcare and Schooling in Switzerland

they are both very good students and they are both interest for the university.
We will be in Switzerland for many years as my spouse will start working there in a couple of months and according to how is the situation in Greece, it is a great opportunity for all the family to move.
As I already check the fees for two kids in a private school are about 90-100.000 and it is rather hard for a family....

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Re: Childcare and Schooling in Switzerland

If you intend to be here long-term- then I hope you will find a way to make this work. Do get in touch when you arrive, so we can organise coffee or lunch to welcome you with some others in the area. Bonne chance.

In the meantime, if you can organise some French lessons for the kids, that would help too.
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they are both very good students and they are both interest for the university.
We will be in Switzerland for many years as my spouse will start working there in a couple of months and according to how is the situation in Greece, it is a great opportunity for all the family to move.
As I already check the fees for two kids in a private school are about 90-100.000 and it is rather hard for a family....

thanks any way
Fani
You could try The Neuchatel Junior College.
I think it's geared towards Canadians ( or Americans) not sure which coming to study in Neuchatel but it may be worth contacting them to see if they have any suggestions for you. I think they include accommodation in their school fees and I don't know if they have any options for day pupils but it may be worth a shot.

Our 14 year old son is in the local system so I don't really have any experience with international schools here.
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Re: Childcare and Schooling in Switzerland

Just a word of warning. As far as I understand once a child reaches the age of 16 the Swiss education system has no legal obligation to educate them.
I would investigate this very carefully as a friend of mine and her daughter had a bad experience and once she hit 16 the Zurich education system washed their hands of her. She is intelligent and highly motivated to learn. But they said sorry we have nothing for you your education is ended with us.
There are online schools which kids can use but obviously these are not as good socially.
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thanks to everybody for your kind attention to my problem. Hope soon to inform you with good news firstly for the kids and then for us....
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Re: Childcare and Schooling in Switzerland

Thank you so much for this post. Most helpful

I am about to move Switzerland. I have been looking for a bilingual school for my daughter who is turning 15. She will going into Grade 10. I couldn't find any. Can anyone advise whether I should put her into a public or private school? The private schools are so expensive and at the same time I would like the best for my daughter. She is doing French at school at the moment but cant write an assignment in french. Would really appreciate some advice
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Re: Childcare and Schooling in Switzerland

Hi everyone, I just thought this may be interest to some of you in the Oerlikon area with pre-kindergarten age children that are looking for english speaking child-care solutions. A new daycare is opening in the area for english speakers and others who perhaps want their children to learn and as far as I know there is no waiting list. The website is www.kidsgardens.ch and they are having an open day on Saturday 10th May for people to look around.

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Re: Childcare and Schooling in Switzerland

Are you here yet Fani?
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Re: Childcare and Schooling in Switzerland

hi there...
the most likely to happen is for me to stay back in Greece since the end of the school of the kids- arround two years- and then it will be easier to be seperate. So, I may come for few days in Swiss and then back in Greece, to be here and there...
In any case the future of the kids is coming first.


Kisses to anyone who helps to look better the situation..
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Re: Childcare and Schooling in Switzerland

Not easy for you- but due to age of children, very wise.When you are over, do get in touch so you can meet some of us locals for coffee and a chat.
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noted.
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Childcare in Horgen Area

Hello,
My wife's employer is talking to her about a possible job opportunity in Horgen for 2 years. We are trying to gather information in case they offer her the job and were wondering about childcare availability and costs for a 4 year old and a 2 month old. My wife is pregnant and we wouldn't be moving until after the first of the year. We are hearing that the cost for the 2 kids would exceed what I would make as a salary so I would have to stay home to watch the kids which would negatively impact my career. Any information you have or even if you could point me in the right direction would be very helpful. Thanks.
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Re: Childcare and Schooling in Switzerland

Hi all
Thank you so much for all the help and advice in this post.
I am moving to Switzerland in a few months time (either SH canton or ZH canton). My young twins will be 4 1/2 by then.
I am not sure what type of school they would need to attend.
In England, they would attend primary school, reception.
What is the equivalent in Switzerland? I am looking for a local school rather than private international school as I have 4 kids and we can't afford 80K CHK + per year just for schooling.
Is there a difference between SH and ZH in terms of school admissions policy and pupils' age?

Many thanks in advance!!!
Angie
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Re: Childcare and Schooling in Switzerland

Hello,

Is the anyone living in Neuchatel knowing abut the day care costs for an infant? I read somewhere that the total costs would be tax-refunded in Neuchatel. Is this true?
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Re: Childcare and Schooling in Switzerland

Hi Everyone,

I have read through the thread and am almost overloaded with info!

I'm just looking for some pointers based on my situation:

Moving to Luzern in September / October. Going to be working in Zug.

We are married with a 2 year old boy and a 3 month old girl

Questions:

We'd like to get our little man in some sort of care maybe 2 days a week.

Krippe / creche doesn't sound like it's a runner based on waiting times etc.

Spielgruppen sounds like it might be good - but I have no idea how it works. Does it have a cost? Does a parent have to be there?

Money might be a bit tight for us as my wife won't be working until our daughter starts going to some sort of day-care and our little man starts proper school

We'll be coming from Ireland where our current situation is that we have a part time child minder who comes three days a week to our house and looks after the little man or does some cleaning.

She's a great help and we are definitely going to miss her.

Is it easy enough to find someone to do this casual work unofficially? Or do we have to register as employers if we want to take this option?

Thanks for reading, any pointers would be great!
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Is it easy enough to find someone to do this casual work unofficially? Or do we have to register as employers if we want to take this option?
A little light reading:
http://www.seco.admin.ch/keine-schwa...x.html?lang=de
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That's what I was expecting. It's the official line here in Ireland too, but our attitude is a lot more "relaxed" regarding such matters.

The black economy is thriving here
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If you employ 'black' you risk fronting court, losing your residency permission... It is a serious problem...
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If you employ 'black' you risk fronting court, losing your residency permission... It is a serious problem...
I have no intentions of doing so.

How would I go about hiring an au pair?

Are they expensive? Could we get one short term - like three months or so?
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I found this list of Links concerning Child-Care recently.

Several of the Sites are in German, but with the help of our good friend Google, they give an idea of what is available.

www.kinderkrippen-online.ch – child-care suitable for working parents.
www.kitas.ch – links to Sites in the various regions of Switzerland
www.kinderbetreuung-schweiz.ch/indexE.php Day-care Centres in Switzerland (In English)
www.kinderbetreuung.lilliput.ch – besides day-care pages, this Site also has job seekers, Forum, ads for second-hand things for children etc. (in German)
www.nannyvermittlung.ch (nanny4you.ch) – qualified nannies (in English)
www.childcare.ch – for companies; emergency nannies also provided.
www.tagesschulen.ch

www.esgehtauchso.ch – No commercial offers here. This is a group which brings people together who help each other with child-care. (in German and French)

www.aupair.ch – this Site is really intended for Swiss German speaking girls, to go to the Romandie or Tessin, or to England to improve their language skills. (Site in German)
These three sites give more Info about the rules governing the employment of au pairs,
www.bfm.admin.ch/bfm/en/home/themen/arbeit/faq.0020.html#a_0020
www.admin.ch/ch/d/sr/142_201/a48.html
www.au-pair-world.co.uk/index.php/visa/switzerland/

www.kihz.ethz.ch/docs/elternbeitragsreglement_EN. This Site gives information about obtaining subsidised child-care for residents of the City of Zürich

www.englishforum.ch/family-matters-health/4873-family-information-new-people-switzerland-2.html#post590618 - Child-care and Schools in Ticino (Tessin)

If anyone comes up with any more, please add them to this Thread.
nice collection.. would be useful to all
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