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Old 18.05.2011, 23:44
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Live-out nanny/au-pair - what are the chances?

I'm moving to Basel soon to join my partner and I'm wondering what is the best way to find a live-out nanny/au-pair/baby sitter position without knowing German. It seems to be far more families seeking live-in nannies/au-pairs. I know it's cheaper as they are only paid around 700 CHF but I wouldn't mind getting just slightly more and living at my own place. Have you ever heard about such situation? Money is not a priority for me, I just want to keep working (preferably with children) and keep in touch with the community. Should I start with an ad in the local newspaper or apply in the local nanny agency? What are the chances in these area? Thanks a lot for any advice!
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Re: Live-out nanny/au-pair - what are the chances?

you'll find something, basically by living out, you'll be saving your potential host family money! And it also assures that your host family will have a (and keep) a schedule for you, which is something many Au Pairs' host families do not provide.

Keep checking the employment pages here and make a profile on www.greataupair.com and www.aupairworld.com

I am in the same situation (by boyfriend lives in Zurich). Im an experienced Au Pair and a certified teacher in Canada. If you don't have EU citizenship, I wish you a LOT of luck.
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Re: Live-out nanny/au-pair - what are the chances?

No luck so far Living-in seems to be obligatory for most host families, although I'm very flexible in terms of working hours. I'm an EU citizen so I thought it will not be that complicated... I suppose it would also be easier in Zurich than in Basel area. Keep you fingers crossed, please
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Re: Live-out nanny/au-pair - what are the chances?

hi I need a help for my problem...or my queation I am au-pair live in but I cannot work anymore -feel alone,missing my husband and some little health problems...so can I stop before my contract is finished?My permit is for 1 year...I have worked four months.Is something happend or just saying my employer for my plans a months earlier?thank you
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