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help me! how to hire a childminder legally?

I want to hire a person to live in with me and look after 1 child. I know all about the au pair and nannies and the difference in salaries. I seem to have found a woman to work for me,she willing to work for an au pair salary but doesnt meet to requirements of a au pair (age) and but I cant afford to pay a nannies salary.
Can any one give me some advice as to what I can do. The woman has Swiss citizenship. Also can anyone help me, how do you declare this woman as a employee, do I have to pay her taxes, how do pay her taxes, just say her salary is 1400 including board, what am i going to expect in regards social charges, taxes and accident insurance?

There loads of info here but some I don't really understand, can anyone spell it out for me...
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I want to hire a person to live in with me and look after 1 child. I know all about the au pair and nannies and the difference in salaries. I seem to have found a woman to work for me,she willing to work for an au pair salary but doesnt meet to requirements of a au pair (age) and but I cant afford to pay a nannies salary.
Can any one give me some advice as to what I can do. The woman has Swiss citizenship. Also can anyone help me, how do you declare this woman as a employee, do I have to pay her taxes, how do pay her taxes, just say her salary is 1400 including board, what am i going to expect in regards social charges, taxes and accident insurance?

There loads of info here but some I don't really understand, can anyone spell it out for me...
If you found someone, why are you advertising for an au pair? And given yor idea of an acceptable wage, how do you pay the "great holidays" on offer?

But OK, I'll take the bait: The info you need is available in these threads
The Au Pair/Nanny employment thread (no ads!)
Minimum wage for nanny
The consensus seems to be that CHF 3'500 is the minimum for someone who is remotely qualified, and that you can deduct about CHF 1'000 for full board. Social security is on top of that.

CHF 1'400 for full-time qualified employment is wide off the mark, heck, social security (AKA The Dole) for a single person is CHF 977 per month plus rent. Universite de Lausanne recommends CHF 330 for a student live-in Babysitter (after deduction for full board, link here) - a nanny does more work and is also more available than a student (whose main occupation ist, well, studying). Go figure.
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Re: help me! how to hire a childminder legally?

Sorry, I didnt mean 'have found' as in we are preparing contracts, but more as,I'm in contact with a person but I have been looking for an au pair. I have already mentioned previously that i have read the threads about hiring young girls as au pais and certified maturer women as nannies. That not what I asked. I was questioning, if you could offer a package like an au pair to a person who doesnt meet the requirments as an au pair. Is it acceptable, if it is, how do you do it.? I cant offer the job if I dont know if it is possible.
As for the holidays, what is attractive to au pairs is being part of a family but also having free time so that particular person is able to enjoy the culturel programme, to travel and not be confined to the house as a slave as many au apairs are. Im not a fan of cheap labour or am I a slave driver, thats not my style, im just confined to a budget as a single parent. I have bulk paid holidays varying from 2 weeks to a month, five times a year in which I will be travelling to visit my family and the au pair is not needed, therefore there 4 weeks paid holidays required by law, would actually be about double that at least, maybe even triple.
Thank you for taking the bait and replying.
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