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Old 23.05.2016, 09:13
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Live-in nanny wage questions on behalf of a friend!

Good morning everyone,

Posting on behalf of a friend who is moving here! She is currently a private nanny with 8-9 years childcare experience. She also has some childcare and childcare related qualifications. For a live out nanny position she was asking for around 4,000 CHF a month (does anyone have experience and know if this wage is acceptable?), however she has found a great family who want her to live in and so obviously the wage would change! Does anyone know what a live in nanny should earn?

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Old 23.05.2016, 09:31
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Re: Live-in nanny wage questions on behalf of a friend!

Minimum is 3,500 a month, could be more depending on qualifications/experience.

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

Is she an EU citizen? If not, then she'll find it very difficult to move here.

"Nationalities
Domestic Helper/Nanny coming from the EU countries (EU 17 & EU8*) can be employed as Domestic Helpers/Nanny's.

For nationals from Rumania and Bulgaria (EU 2) there must be obtained a permit at the canton authorities before the start of employment.

For Domestic Helpers from third countries there is not possiblity of any employment, it is absolutley excluded that any permit will be given."

http://www.perfectway.ch/en/for-fami...lpernanny.html
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Old 23.05.2016, 09:36
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Re: Live-in nanny wage questions on behalf of a friend!

Yes she is EU 3,500 for live in? Or is 3,500 minimum for a nanny in general?

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Old 23.05.2016, 09:43
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Re: Live-in nanny wage questions on behalf of a friend!

Looking at the text it seems to be in general.
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Re: Live-in nanny wage questions on behalf of a friend!

Compare that to an Au-pair with no experience which gets around 600-800 + German course and Health Care.
It is a big difference
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Re: Live-in nanny wage questions on behalf of a friend!

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Minimum is 3,500 a month, could be more depending on qualifications/experience.
Sounds about right, as in Italy they get around EUR 1100, and I'd expect CH wages to be thrice that (based on people I know).

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Compare that to an Au-pair with no experience which gets around 600-800 + German course and Health Care.
It is a big difference
And who is not an employee, but a guest in the host's home.
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Re: Live-in nanny wage questions on behalf of a friend!

I am a nanny in Zurich.
With that much experience AND specific childcare training her salary for live-out should be minimum 5000 for 43 hours per week. If not in Zurich, prices might go down a bit due lower to living costs.
I have never worked live in but I believe the state settles a maximum of 990chf deduction for housing plus food.
Nationality shouldn't interfere in wages but unfortunately it does.
Others things to have in consideration are the language skills but also household tasks expected to perform and number of children.

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Re: Live-in nanny wage questions on behalf of a friend!

In the UK, the word Nanny is normally used for someone who has trained specifically to be a Nanny, NNEB or similar- which means that to use the title they have to have the necessary qualifications.

Are you a Nanny as in the above, with full training, or a non-trained child carer?
Rules and salaries are vastly different depending on above. In the UK- a trained experienced Nanny earns about the same as a primary school teacher.
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Compare that to an Au-pair with no experience which gets around 600-800 + German course and Health Care.
It is a big difference
Au Pairs can't be in sole charge of children either- max 30 hrs work per week and only 15hrs in sole charge max. No comparison.
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Re: Live-in nanny wage questions on behalf of a friend!

Good Morning,
I am an experienced qualified Nanny. I have been offered a job in Switzerland with a net salary of €3200 is that a fair salary?
Would love to have some advice thank you
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I am an experienced qualified Nanny. I have been offered a job in Switzerland with a net salary of €3200 is that a fair salary?
Would love to have some advice thank you
Why are they offering you a salary in Euros?

If you are living in Switzerland you should be paid in Swiss francs; you should not have to carry the currency risk.
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Good Morning,
I am an experienced qualified Nanny. I have been offered a job in Switzerland with a net salary of €3200 is that a fair salary?
Would love to have some advice thank you
No it isn't. Did you read the thread? Please read post number 8.
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Why are they offering you a salary in Euros?

If you are living in Switzerland you should be paid in Swiss francs; you should not have to carry the currency risk.
besides that, a net guarantee is complicated in Switzerland. The possible employer probably has no clue.
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Re: Live-in nanny wage questions on behalf of a friend!

Minimum salary is set at CHF3,500, but an experienced nanny/domestic helper can command more. Is it a live-in position or live out? Live-in which would include room and board I guess then the salary is good.

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

What's your nationality though? Non-EU's can't be employed here unless they already have a Swiss permit.

"For Domestic Helpers from third countries there is no possiblity of any employment, it is absolutley excluded that any permit will be given.

Exceptions:

- the Domestic Helper lives and wokres in Switzerland already and has valid permit"

http://www.perfectway.ch/en/for-fami...lpernanny.html
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Re: Live-in nanny wage questions on behalf of a friend!

I am British, and I've been offered a salary in euros because I live in Germany. The nanny job would be live in, but on a rota system 4days on 3days off.
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Re: Live-in nanny wage questions on behalf of a friend!

I've just read the article in post 8. So although I'm qualified and experienced I am being offered the minimum salary. Do I suggest more or just leave it?
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Re: Live-in nanny wage questions on behalf of a friend!

Up to you. Do nannies usually work 7 days a week or 6 days a week. If so, then getting 3 days off may make up for the lower salary.
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Re: Live-in nanny wage questions on behalf of a friend!

I am reviving this old thread as we are currently looking for a nanny. We are considering a live-in nanny, but the work hours per week mentioned above are a bit confusing. What does 40 hours per week mean exactly for a live-in nanny? She would only take care of the baby for 8 hours per day, 5 days a week and then just hang out and do nothing?

I understand that the law specifies a maximum number of working hours per week (I think it is 50 hours per week), but if there is no help in the evenings/weekends, then what is the added benefit of having a live-in nanny? Sure, you save CHF 990 on the gross salary (and subsequently on pension, insurance, etc.) but on the other hand the money you pay for her accommodation, meals, etc. cover that (at the very minimum, most probably exceed that), so if there is no help at all beyond those 40 hours, why would someone choose this solution over the krippe, which is usually open for more than 8 hours per day?

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I am reviving this old thread as we are currently looking for a nanny. We are considering a live-in nanny, but the work hours per week mentioned above are a bit confusing. What does 40 hours per week mean exactly for a live-in nanny? She would only take care of the baby for 8 hours per day, 5 days a week and then just hang out and do nothing?
Don‘t you work 40/42 hours a week for your salary and have free time?

Maybe have a closer look at when you want help and see what possibilities there are?
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