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Night nanny - does that exist in CH? (Help!)

Hi all,

We are expecting and wanted to ask the veteran parents out there - is it possible to get a night nanny that just comes evenings for the first couple of months? And I will assume the regular nanny agencies handle such things if so? We don't have family in country (and they are unlikely to be able to come in any case for a while).

I also have ongoing health concerns that pretty much require me to at least get an occasional night's sleep (for the sake of everyone) and I will probably need to go back to full time work right after maternity leave due to financial situation.

Also, how early do parents sign up their babies for creche?

Thanks so much in advance...
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Yes, you can try an agency.
Do you have somewhere for the Nanny to sleep privately ?

For group childcare, you need to sign up ASAP. Normally babies start at 3.5-4 months if the mother needs to go directly back to work.

There are lots of nanny and babysitting agencies and websites. If you say where you are located, I can give you some suggestions on which places to advertise. Expect to pay absolute minimum 15chf/hour for group childcare, and 25chf/hour for a nanny... otherwise you are exploiting another woman to care for your child.
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Re: Night nanny - does that exist in CH? (Help!)

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Also, how early do parents sign up their babies for creche?
Usually, you have to visit these creches and since that's not really possible right now, I would pick 5 and call them up and ask about wait lists. We just took our son out of daycare until school starts in August and I got the impression from our daycare that they're actually below capacity for the time being. Many people are working from home on a reduced schedule (us included, which is why we took him out). I would still call up a few and get on a waitlist to go and visit while still pregnant. You won't have time to worry about this after the baby is born unless you have a unicorn baby.
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Re: Night nanny - does that exist in CH? (Help!)

Thanks both for the reply and guidance, very helpful - thank you

If anyone has recommendations for agencies or nannies anywhere between Lausanne to Nyon, that would be helpful...
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Re: Night nanny - does that exist in CH? (Help!)

I have not used this service nor do I know anyone that has but I think the owner of the franchise is a member here on EF.
https://www.rockmybaby.ch/pages/home
Its mostly Zurich based but they do cover the whole of Switzerland.
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Re: Night nanny - does that exist in CH? (Help!)

Hello. Yes a night nanny certainly does exist in Switzerland although it's not yet super common. More common is to find a Maternity nanny who works 24 hours a day 4-6 days a week for a short period of time and lives in the house with you during this time. But for a night nanny, presumably you'll need to look locally unless you have a spare room for the person to stay in?

I second using an agency such as Rock my baby. If you do decide to look privately please be aware that there are legal minimum salaries per hour for nannies, and of course employing legally with contributions. https://www.ahv-iv.ch/p/2.06.e

Good luck with your search.
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Disclaimer: I do not know this website, just found it googling: "je cherche une grandmaman lausanne".
https://yoopies.ch/nounou/lausanne

There's also:
https://www.anibis.ch/fr/enfants-~-b...dvertlist.aspx
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