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working mums in Alstom/ABB or other bbig companies

Hello,

I would like to know if there are any mums of very young babies working in Alstom/ABB or other big companies that leave the babys in the daycares of the companies...

Can some of you tell me your experience? How are the daycares? the nannys/teatcher? Prices? Ages that you can leave the babys there???

Thanks in advance and regards,
P.
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Hello,

I would like to know if there are any mums of very young babies working in Alstom/ABB or other big companies that leave the babys in the daycares of the companies...

Can some of you tell me your experience? How are the daycares? the nannys/teatcher? Prices? Ages that you can leave the babys there???

Thanks in advance and regards,
P.
If you work at Alstom, which I think you do from previous posts, why not obtain the basic information about the daycare facilities there? That information is readily available to you as an employee. I would encourage you to visit the facility and take a good look around. They will be able to give you information about prices, availability etc

I understand you are asking about others' experiences with the daycare but why ask others to do your research for you?
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Old 22.03.2009, 13:42
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Re: working mums in Alstom/ABB or other bbig companies

Many big companies use normal day care centers but have a priority for people from their firm.

My son's day care has some agreement with Johnson and Johnson and his last day care with UBS and a handful of other companies. Price is the same but you get a priority on the waiting list. Ages are usually from 4 months until kindergarten.
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Old 22.03.2009, 18:01
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Re: working mums in Alstom/ABB or other bbig companies

This link may help:

ABB Kinderkrippen

Pay particular attention the links on the right (some in English) which will give you all the info you need.
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Re: working mums in Alstom/ABB or other bbig companies

Hello,

My daughter, 2.5 yrs goes to one of the ABB nursery schools (kinderhort) in the Baden area. We have been very happy with it so far, although she came home with every viral/bacterial infection that came along in the first 6 months. If you are an employee of ABB/Alstom or most international companies normally pay a portion of the costs or you get a reduced rate - the costs of daycare centres here are very expensive, so any help is welcome.

Let me know if know if you ave any specific questions e.g. how to register your child or to get on a waiting list etc. and I will glady send you some advice.

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Re: working mums in Alstom/ABB or other bbig companies

Hi we will be moving to Baden in June 2012. What is a good time to register for the nursery. I have 2 daughters 1 is 8and the other is 3. I want to put my e,define obviously in a good school local and the other one at a nursery. Can u guide me how a d what is a good is it to come to switzrland to seek admission and all. It's madness here in UAE with good schools and nurseries. Long waiting lists and other procedures. When does the school term start. When should I come with my kids so that I can get her admitted in the school. Plus how much will it cost me for 5mornings for my 3 year old at an English speaking nursery. My husband is going to joining ABB. He is already with ABB here but now we will be moving to Baden.
I have no clue how to start with the school process there please help and guide. Both my daughters are going to 5 days school/ nursery
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Re: working mums in Alstom/ABB or other bbig companies

Childcare in and around Zurich is excruciatingly expensive - around 150chf per full day care and upwards.

If you are not a 'working mum' and only need partial care, then there are shorter care options that are also cheaper because they have lower regulations. There is a sticky in the family section of the english forum that describes the options.

If your child is going to the local primary school, then it's quite likely they have a schedule where the children go home for lunch for 1-2 hours in the middle of the day.

If you are looking for english-speaking childcare for your little one, then I can suggest you look at www.happynest.ch and www.childrenfirst.ch but I think they probably don't offer places for a 1 year old, but more like age 3. They might be able to tell you who else is around that takes 0-3 places.

I am familiar with Montessori around Zurich and happy to take messages via PM. My work is with 0-3 in long-day-care, and we have places, but it's for care from 7am to 6pm not just mornings, although I am looking at whether we can offer a toddler class that would be 8:30 - 11:30 for either 4 or 5 mornings per week, in Adliswil.

There are other options around. The prices, hours and regulations certainly vary...
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Hi we will be moving to Baden in June 2012. What is a good time to register for the nursery. I have 2 daughters 1 is 8and the other is 3. I want to put my e,define obviously in a good school local and the other one at a nursery. Can u guide me how a d what is a good is it to come to switzrland to seek admission and all. It's madness here in UAE with good schools and nurseries. Long waiting lists and other procedures. When does the school term start. When should I come with my kids so that I can get her admitted in the school. Plus how much will it cost me for 5mornings for my 3 year old at an English speaking nursery. My husband is going to joining ABB. He is already with ABB here but now we will be moving to Baden.
I have no clue how to start with the school process there please help and guide. Both my daughters are going to 5 days school/ nursery
Mrs. Doolittle posted a link, which is still valid, with all the information for ABB nurseries. There is contact details for the woman in charge. Why not write her direct and get the information first hand? On the right hand side of the page there are also links to download the "rules" on how everything works. This would probably answer most of your questions.

Welcome to ABB Baden.
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