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Old 20.11.2020, 00:10
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Nanny vs. Babysitter vs. Tagesmutter


In websites that offer childcare services, I sometimes see the distinction between these three terms. Can I ask please for more context on what their differences are?

Which one do we hire to come (to our home) and take care of the kid when we go to work? Which one do we invite to come and look after the kid while we are working from home? The person working at a Kita to where we take the kid is neither of them right? Which one is more affordable long term vs casual?

Your help, experiences, and advice are very appreciated.

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Re: Nanny vs. Babysitter vs. Tagesmutter

A nanny is someone you hire, usually full time but can be part time, for childminding usually in your home. He/she is usually your employee and you would have to make the arrangements to pay the necessary social costs, insurance, etc. A tagemutter is typically another mother in the area that takes in children to her home along with her own children. The arrangement varies quite a bit by canton, some are organised officially by the commune or canton, others not. If so organised, there is usually a set fee and structure, i. e. central registry, specified training, etc. A babysitter is more an informal arrangement used sporadically to give a few hours to typically a local teenager. Prices are negotiable usually but they should still have minimal training in my view, I. e. Red Cross.
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