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Cost of Krippe for Unemployed

Hi, Does anybody know if there are subsidies available for child care if you are unemployed?
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Hi, Does anybody know if there are subsidies available for child care if you are unemployed?
For what reason?
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Re: Cost of Krippe for Unemployed

Subsidies work differently in different Cantons or even different towns. In Zurich, the local town halls (Gemeinde) have childcares where subsidies are available. The best thing would be to find out from your local Gemeinde website which childcare centres (Krippe/Kita) are connected to them, and then enquire directly to the childcare centre.

For the city of zurich the links are here:
http://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/content/...tas/kitas.html
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Hi, Does anybody know if there are subsidies available for child care if you are unemployed?
The more than genrous un-emplyoment benfits aren't enough ?

Anyway if you are un-employed, what is the need of a krippe on a regular ful time basis, to work on the side maybe ?
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The more than genrous un-emplyoment benfits aren't enough ?

Anyway if you are un-employed, what is the need of a krippe on a regular ful time basis, to work on the side maybe ?
Honestly you don't have to be einstein to figure this out.

When unemployed you need to be actively looking for work, if you want to be available for work when you are a Mum you are only available when child care in taken care off, daycares have waiting list...
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Honestly you don't have to be einstein to figure this out.

When unemployed you need to be actively looking for work, if you want to be available for work when you are a Mum you are only available when child care in taken care off, daycares have waiting list...
So you expect the taxpayers to fund everything you do, you already get unemployment benefits why should you get extra just because you have kids and are unemployed?
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So you expect the taxpayers to fund everything you do, you already get unemployment benefits why should you get extra just because you have kids and are unemployed?
Either that or welfare plus all the extra's to support the kids and sitting in front of the television all day
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So you expect the taxpayers to fund everything you do, you already get unemployment benefits why should you get extra just because you have kids and are unemployed?
I assume that she has been paying into the UI scheme here if she is qualified for unemployment benefits. If so, why shouldn't she benefit from what she has been paying into? I just ask because a few posters make it sound like a bit of a shameful thing. Also, I understand from an acquaintance here that you need to prove that you are actively, aggressively, job searching while on these benefits. Hard to go to multiple interviews a week and concentrate on the search if you don't have reliable, flexible childcare at least some of the time (I don't see where she mentioned it was for full- time). And finally, if such subsidies exist for her particular set of circumstances, why on earth should she not use them? I know I would use whatever help is available to me to find gainful employment and keep my family financially afloat in the case success does not happen quickly.

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Honestly you don't have to be einstein to figure this out.

When unemployed you need to be actively looking for work, if you want to be available for work when you are a Mum you are only available when child care in taken care off, daycares have waiting list...
I was in a similar situation to you. I got round it by accident. Was offered a job - and so signed my kids up at the state-supported regional nursery network. A place only became available 6 months later, by which time the job offer had been withdrawn. But the place was still open to me.

Try linking with ppl in your community in a similar situation; they look after your kids for a morning, you look after theirs. That's what I've done. And you use your kid-free time to job hunt.

Hope it goes well for you.
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Re: Cost of Krippe for Unemployed

Wow wallabies and today only!! Come on, the OP mentioned nothing about wanting full time care. I started to put my little girl at child are when I was unemployed, so I could take time to look for employment, call and attend interviews. How can you pay for a crèche if you don't have the money to? I really think the subsidiary system us great. When I first sent my child to daycare it cost me 0.48 CHF per hour (amazing huh) nowi earn I pay more which I'm more than happy to, cos I can. It kind of feels like there is an air if resentment from those who can afford to pay more against those who can't..
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Re: Cost of Krippe for Unemployed

Why are some people so mean, judegemental and condemning? Shame on you. The OP asked a simple question.

There are any number of reasons to be unemployed and requiring childcare time: to job hunt has already been mentioned; to study; to just have a little break; to enable the child to spend some time with other children; to enable the child to spend time with toys and activities that can't be provided at home; to be able to deal with the things in life that are not childfriendly - lawyers, standing in line at the post office, dentist appointent, hairdresser etc etc.

Frankly, I am quite happy to think part of my taxes go towards providing benefits to support single parents in my community to enable them to spend time at home with their child instead of dumping them to go to work.

OP, I wish you the best of luck in finding what you need.
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She asked for subsidies, isn't 70-80% of your last salary sufficient ?
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Not if all your bills/costs are at 100%
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Not if all your bills/costs are at 100%
Thats living well beyond your means, surely you don't advocate that? Even coming from the other side where some decisions come from another planet.
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Re: Cost of Krippe for Unemployed

Gemeinde controlled nurseries, i.e. public ones rather than private ones can and do offer subsidies.

I know of someone that pays 20 CHF a day for their child at one as they are unemployed.

You need to ask at your Gemeinde as to whether they have a Krippe and then ask the Krippe directly about any subsidies.

Unfortunately there's normally a long waiting list for such Krippes.
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Thats living well beyond your means, surely you don't advocate that? Even coming from the other side where some decisions come from another planet.
My home country is not that far away actually...
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Re: Cost of Krippe for Unemployed

Anyway, how do you even know she/he gets unemployment benefit?
I didn't. For the first year I was here I had 0 income, but compulsary insurance, compulsory canton taxes, rent,utilities with no help. Life can be tough sometimes, does it really bother you that a small bit if your money goes towards helping those who don't have as much money to get by a bit better? It would do you judging folk some good to see life from the other side for a little bit.
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My home country is not that far away actually...
Planet Economisto , indeed.
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Planet Economisto , indeed.
Oh come on grow a pair and get over it
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