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OP, can you confirm that she really is a nanny and not an au-pair?

Yes, she is a nanny.
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Old 10.09.2012, 17:05
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Re: Sacking a nanny

Its the employer who gets to say when you [I'm assuming most of us are employees] take holidays not the employee!

http://www.admin.ch/ch/e/rs/220/a329c.html
2 The employer determines the timing of holidays taking due account of the employee’s wishes to the extent these are compatible with the interests of the business or household.

Here the interests of the household (i.e. having her take vacation when there is noone at home) would likely take precedence.

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Re: Sacking a nanny

With the OP being located in Zurich, one should note that Au-pair and similar employment agreements in Zurich are subject to Normalarbeitsvertrag für hauswirtschaftliche Arbeitnehmer.
http://www2.zhlex.zh.ch/appl/zhlex_r...29.5.91_55.pdf
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Thank you all for your input on this. The bottom line though, whether you agree with my reasoning or not, is that I have decided that this isn't the nanny for our family. Through this process I have discovered a few more things I need to get included in the next contract and a few more questions to be asked in the interview and when contacting references. It's unfortunate that this 'learning' experience impacts those involved in an unpleasant way, most importantly being the children who now have to welcome another new person into their lives so soon after the last one. I guess I am the most guilty party in all this for not being more diligent and so deserve flack for that.

The decision is made and notice has been given so I just have to wait to see if the nanny leaves quietly or not. I will post an update when things have panned out. I now have to dedicate some time to finding a new nanny pronto!
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Re: Sacking a nanny

The bit highlighted below is the important thing. You have to feel comfortable withe person you are trusting with your children, if you are not they have to go. Simples. As long as you do it legally within the bounds of the contract as you have done then all is fine. I have sacked a nanny before & I would do it again if I had to. I wish you all the best in your search for a new nanny, it's not easy!

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Thank you all for your input on this. The bottom line though, whether you agree with my reasoning or not, is that I have decided that this isn't the nanny for our family. Through this process I have discovered a few more things I need to get included in the next contract and a few more questions to be asked in the interview and when contacting references. It's unfortunate that this 'learning' experience impacts those involved in an unpleasant way, most importantly being the children who now have to welcome another new person into their lives so soon after the last one. I guess I am the most guilty party in all this for not being more diligent and so deserve flack for that.

The decision is made and notice has been given so I just have to wait to see if the nanny leaves quietly or not. I will post an update when things have panned out. I now have to dedicate some time to finding a new nanny pronto!
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Re: Sacking a nanny

I agree with Lou and think you are being a bit hard on yourself! She's not for you and so you need to find someone you have complete confidence in.

Good luck finding your new nanny!
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