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How to hire n au-pair?

Hello everyone:-)
We are about to move to Zug from London. My husband is from New Zealand and as our current nanny decided not to come with us we thought we could like a young nanny from NZ to join us in Switzerland.
Do you know how I can bring in an au-pair into CH? She will be of the right age etc., but does she need to be registered with an agency or anything like that?

BTW - what is an average pay for a live in nanny in Kanton Zug?(au-pair or not)

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Hello everyone:-)
We are about to move to Zug from London. My husband is from New Zealand and as our current nanny decided not to come with us we thought we could like a young nanny from NZ to join us in Switzerland.
Do you know how I can bring in an au-pair into CH? She will be of the right age etc., but does she need to be registered with an agency or anything like that?

BTW - what is an average pay for a live in nanny in Kanton Zug?(au-pair or not)

Thanks!
You need to apply for a residence permit and fill in a form.

The au-pair rules in Zug the time I checked were that the au-pair must speak a different language to what you speak at home. I found this odd, as i'd be unable to communicate to someone I have in my home.

The pay listed was CHF 700 a month plus language course fees, health insurance, accommodation and food. Max. hours was also listed and they can't work full-time.

A qualified live-out nanny starts at around CHF 5-6k a month. Live-in I know of people paying 2k a month and people that wouldn't do it since they are now married.

Hope this helps!
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Old 19.06.2011, 11:46
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Re: Employing an au pair - language question

To find information about au pairs which is already on here, do an Advanced Search for au pair selecting Family Matters and Employment to avoid finding all the Adverts looking for one.
For details of visa, permits etc, check out that Forum too.
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The au-pair rules in Zug the time I checked were that the au-pair must speak a different language to what you speak at home. I found this odd, as i'd be unable to communicate to someone I have in my home.
If your speak English at home, your au pair can be from let's say Russia and she has a basic or good or very good English but she came to learn German (she has to go to German class and you speak German at home with the children if you want to learn German also, not only your au pair or children).

In my case, my mother tongue is Romanian but I speak English, French and Spanish and I came here to learn German. My host mother and kids speak German but we understand each other in English, when I don't understand them in German.
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Re: Employing an au pair - language question and other info

Hi evryone I work as an au-pair for three weeks and I am EU citizen I came from Bulgaria and have a quastion-how I can understand if my employer registrate me as an au-pair if I have a permit to work it in Switzerland?It was said to me that insurance and registrate as au-pair will be given but how to know is there some way I can understand?I am live-in all food accomodation include so.on after 2 weeks we are going to move in a new house near Lausanne
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Hi evryone I work as an au-pair for three weeks and I am EU citizen I came from Bulgaria and have a quastion-how I can understand if my employer registrate me as an au-pair if I have a permit to work it in Switzerland?It was said to me that insurance and registrate as au-pair will be given but how to know is there some way I can understand?I am live-in all food accomodation include so.on after 2 weeks we are going to move in a new house near Lausanne
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Have you registered at the local gemeinde or town hall?
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no yet do I have to registrate or the family ?
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no yet do I have to registrate or the family ?
You have to register personally within 8 or 14 days of arrival depending on your kanton.
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after I registrate what is coming? Do you know what about the Vaud canton? is there period to be registrate in it or how long you are going to work as an au-pair? thank you
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An AP could be a live-out also and who wouldn't like the independence of course .
But the family will have to pay more for the accomodation. I know the rents are high in Switzerland so instead of paying a separate place for an AP then she should hire a nanny but of course it depends on what Janne really needs for her family.
Also Janne will have a lot of taxes to pay plus the AP wage so I hope she will afford it.
This is about making the best thing for her family...what she really needs...
The whole point of being an au-Pair is to live as part of a family, to learn a new language and share in a new culture. An Au Pair should NOT have sole charge of children for the majority of the time, but be a mother's help. Sadly there are huge numbers of people who do not follow guidelines. Who do not register Au Pairs, and who do not Insure them as they should be. Sadly many people still treat Au Pairs as cheap skivvies- be it in the UK or here in CH. Another casualty of this may well be the children of the family, of course. Remember the couple of Doctors in the US who employed a young inexperienced British girl instead of a nanny- and what happened. Louise was her name.

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The whole point of being an au-Pair is to live as part of a family, to learn a new language and share in a new culture. An Au Pair should NOT have sole charge of children for the majority of the time, but be a mother's help. Sadly there are huge numbers of people who do not follow guidelines. Who do not register Au Pairs, and who do not Insure them as they should be. Sadly many people still treat Au Pairs as cheap skivvies- be it in the UK or here in CH. Another casualty of this may well be the children of the family, of course. Remember the couple of Doctors in the US who employed a young inexperienced British girl instead of a nanny- and what happened. Louise was her name.

And it turns out that Louise did nothing wrong! Scientists are not saying that "shaken baby syndrome" is in fact a big myth. Even the doctor who testified against her in that case now believes he was wrong.
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The whole point of being an au-Pair is to live as part of a family, to learn a new language and share in a new culture.
I am an Au Pair here and I came to live with the my host family hence my life here is interesting. But I know some live-out Au Pairs. An Au Pair should live with the family but for example one girl doesn't stay with her host family because they don't have a spare room for her...Still she got her permit here and she is happy with the family.
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