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Old 28.02.2011, 23:55
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Minimum wage for nanny

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What is the minimum wage for a nanny? Is there such a thing and also what are the average hourly rates for nannies? Thanks
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Re: Minimum wage for nanny

Qualified or not? Living-in or not?
Look up the very informative 'nanny/au pair employment thread' - good luck.
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Re: Minimum wage for nanny

Do you mean a fully accredited Nanny from a recognised agency, living in your home and travelling with the family or a more casual au pair relationship? The two are quite distinct.
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Old 01.03.2011, 00:04
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Well I think the minimum wage is Sfr 23 per hour and some companies charge more: http://www.pebra-putzen.ch//page/ind...?SelNavID=1706

"Für Waschen, Putzen, Bügeln usw. vor Ort verechnen wir einen Grundpreis ab CHF 33.- pro Stunde in Rechnung".
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Putzen = cleaning - Cleaning and nannying are very different things Ittigen.
In the UK a qualified Nanny gets as much as a primary school teacher!
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Re: Minimum wage for nanny

Hi

No I mean for someone that stays at home with your kid. Does not have to be qualified just experienced... live out for 4 full days a week.

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Re: Minimum wage for nanny

Would like to see some numbers here

What is the gross hourly salary for a fully qualified, experienced nanny
1) live-in
2) live-out?

By nanny, I mean a person who looks after the children, organises playdates, takes them to nursery or school, picks them up, cooks for them, does simple food shopping for the children, does their washing and ironing, tidies up their rooms, play areas, anything to do with the children but no house work.
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Re: Minimum wage for nanny

I am curious as well, for a live-in or live-out position! I am looking for something fulltime. I guess for a live-in I can expect 2000CHF per month, for live-out around 3000 CHF? Or are this really strange expectations?
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Depends if you are properly qualified or not. I don't know for here, but in London area a qualified (NNEB) nanny get about £32.000 per year, live out, NO housework.
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Re: Minimum wage for nanny

qualified childcare workers get paid bare minimum 4500 per month gross.. I think properly qualified nannies working similar working conditions would demand the same. That's working a 42 hour week. Live-in I guess you could pay less salary as you are providing rent-free, and the way rents are here maybe 1000chf less for a live-in nanny, as long as you didn't think you could then work them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week...

Of course, there are lots of people around who advertise themselves for 'nannying' but personally I'd not try to employ anyone less educated than I am to have such a key role in caring for my children's welfare and upbringing...

There are several nanny agencies in Zurich. Maybe you can call them and ask them what they recommend ?

Untrained childcare workers of course could be recruited and paid less, then you are employing someone untrained...

3500chf a month is considered a 'basic' liveable wage for a single young person, from what I hear locally...for Zurich...although in Zurich I think you would struggle to live independently on that amount of money if you didn't have a good support network...
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Re: Minimum wage for nanny

I have the experience of living in London and know how nannies earn there. Now I'm in Switzerland which can't just be identical to London.

The questions is: salaries in Switzerland, for my personal interest Zurich area. And I mean properly qualified, with the newest CACHE Diploma (level 3).

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Depends if you are properly qualified or not. I don't know for here, but in London area a qualified (NNEB) nanny get about £32.000 per year, live out, NO housework.
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Agreed, I would be interested to know too.
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Re: Minimum wage for nanny

Your expectaions are too low.

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I am curious as well, for a live-in or live-out position! I am looking for something fulltime. I guess for a live-in I can expect 2000CHF per month, for live-out around 3000 CHF? Or are this really strange expectations?
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Re: Minimum wage for nanny

I've done some research on the subject and thought I'll share it... After contacting some nanny agencies, so far two came back with this:

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Salaries for only nursery duties are approx. 4500-5500 CHF monthly, accomodatin to be discussed"

"We recommend an hourly rate of CHF 25 to CHF 35 or a monthly salary of CHF 3800 to CHF 4800 gross for a full-time position"


What are your thoughts?
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Re: Minimum wage for nanny

That would be consistent with my experience too.
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Re: Minimum wage for nanny

Those figures are more realistic. Of course actual salaries are dependant on experience & training. If the nanny is to live in then the living expenses can be deducted from the salary (these are however still subject to tax etc).

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I've done some research on the subject and thought I'll share it... After contacting some nanny agencies, so far two came back with this:

"Salaries for only nursery duties are approx. 4500-5500 CHF monthly, accomodatin to be discussed"

"We recommend an hourly rate of CHF 25 to CHF 35 or a monthly salary of CHF 3800 to CHF 4800 gross for a full-time position"

What are your thoughts?
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Re: Minimum wage for nanny

Advice from another agency is 4900 CHF net per month for a qualified, English speaking, live out nanny for 40-45 hours per week.
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Re: Minimum wage for nanny

Hi Tanya. I am currently working as a Nanny through an Agency and you are paid correctly. (providing you have a working Visa of course). However if you apply for any Nanny work privately, you may come across the same problems I have had. Some people think they can pay you less if they pay you (cash under the table) When I tell them I have a working visa, they are not interested!. We all have to pay tax and this way you are protected by insurance and dont run the risk if being deported!

so its good to be aware of Dodgey people who dont care about the law and just want to save a few francs,Not Worth it!!
Fortunately there are some nice Honest people who I have met that are Happy to pay Correctly.So basically the difference between working privately and working for an Agency is that they have take a small fee from your earnings.privately you pay your own tax. Hope this has been Helpful to you
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Re: Minimum wage for nanny

How much would an hourly-rate be for a part time nanny job(non qualified)? 2 afternoons per week/approximately 10 hours per week, taking care of 2 kids. How much should I be charging with/without a contract?
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