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Child minder needed in Zurich to start Aug 2010

My baby is due in December and I'm investigating child care options. I work in Basel and would need a child minder to look after my baby in Zurich during the day. I would need child care from Aug 2010. Does anyone know of a child minder? It seems ridiculous to be doing this a year in advance but I'm not sure where to start looking.
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Old 06.09.2009, 01:20
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My baby is due in December and I'm investigating child care options. I work in Basel and would need a child minder to look after my baby in Zurich during the day. I would need child care from Aug 2010. Does anyone know of a child minder? It seems ridiculous to be doing this a year in advance but I'm not sure where to start looking.
Child minder or day care? Sounds like you want a nanny/in-home care, but some kitas (day care centres) will take children from 3 months.

The reason I ask is that your company may offer subsidised day care (if it's a multinational, for example) -- of course that would mean bringing Junior all the way to Basel every day.

There are plenty of childcare assistance organisations. Take a look at KISS's Nordwest Schweiz website (in English; appropriate to Basel but it has links to other cantons): http://www.kissnordwestschweiz.ch/index_e.php. They can help with both kitas and nannies.

Sorry, haven't been much help ... but good luck with the birth and enjoy those 9 months off!
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Re: Child minder needed in Zurich to start Aug 2010

Well, one thing I'd check is creche opening hours if they are an option. If you're going to be commuting between Zurich and Basel, I imagine your working day will be quite long.
I don't have any personal experience with this organization, but I'm impressed with the professionalism of their website and newsletters.

Congratulations on your pregnancy and enjoy this new part of your life!
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Re: Child minder needed in Zurich to start Aug 2010

Thanks for the websites. I'll definately take a look. The whole childcare issue is such a stress. Luckily my parents have offered to come and look after him/her for the first few months which is a help but from August I'll be looking for some help. I've joined the waiting list for a kindergrippe place in Basel but I do worry about the long days for me and baby. I have no idea what commuting with a baby will be like :-)
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Thanks for the websites. I'll definately take a look. The whole childcare issue is such a stress. Luckily my parents have offered to come and look after him/her for the first few months which is a help but from August I'll be looking for some help. I've joined the waiting list for a kindergrippe place in Basel but I do worry about the long days for me and baby. I have no idea what commuting with a baby will be like :-)
In my experience (sample size n=1!), commuting with a sub-18-month-old is just fine -- they tend to go straight to sleep (car, train, plane) and only wake up when the motion stops!

Good luck, it's tough making the decision. No doubt we'd all prefer one-on-one care, but it is very expensive.
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Re: Child minder needed in Zurich to start Aug 2010

I've just been adding links in this Thread on Child-Care. Maybe you'll find something there.

Hope it all works out.
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Re: Child minder needed in Zurich to start Aug 2010

Just wanted to add one more thing - before you make any firm decisions on finding care in Basel or Zurich, I'd consider that once your baby is born your hormones are going to be all over the place (and your views on things may change) which may lead you to change your mind regarding what you feel comfortable with.
Maybe it would be worth putting yourself on waiting lists in both cities, leaving you free to make a decision once the bub's actually here.
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Re: Child minder needed in Zurich to start Aug 2010

So far I've identified one good place in Basel and one in Zurich plus one bad option in Zurich. Can you believe that the place in Zurich is charging 500 CHF non-refundable deposit just to join the waiting list? I think I might have to sell a kidney!
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My baby is due in December and I'm investigating child care options. I work in Basel and would need a child minder to look after my baby in Zurich during the day. I would need child care from Aug 2010. Does anyone know of a child minder? It seems ridiculous to be doing this a year in advance but I'm not sure where to start looking.


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Re: Child minder needed in Zurich to start Aug 2010

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So far I've identified one good place in Basel and one in Zurich plus one bad option in Zurich. Can you believe that the place in Zurich is charging 500 CHF non-refundable deposit just to join the waiting list? I think I might have to sell a kidney!
Yeah, some even 1000... but most don't!

Where do you live in Zuerich? If you want to up your chances you defniitely need to sign up to many Krippes... we signed up to 11 and got 2 places...

Normally in zurich Krippes are open 7/730 to 1830/19 and what most of my friends do is that one parents starts and finished late (so can bring baby to krippe) and the other one starts/finishes early so can do the picking up and this seems to work fine. Is this an option?

I find Krippes great for the babies, they have so much going on to entertain them, staff is qualified and they have early interaction with other children

But of course that is MHO

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Re: Child minder needed in Zurich to start Aug 2010

[hey good morning...
i am francis. i am from india.i live in solouthurn now.i was working us a baby setter in mumbai india 8month i love that job.and i love babys becz they much better then oters that is waht i feel when i was working ..and i am looking some jobs now.so i saw ur mail.i feel it to right u.. so if u not till find out any one i really like to talk care ur baby....so let me know have a nice weekend and good life to frank










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Hi there!I am very much interested on your job..wow thats nice youre getting a blessing, baby will always be a blessing....i would love to apply on that open job..where do you live in Zurich? i am based in Langnau am albis ...please contact me then at karlisle23@yahoo.com so we can set up things..

thank you and i love kids a lot since i had already experience in baby sitting

thanks karina
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Re: Child minder needed in Zurich to start Aug 2010
Hi there!I am very much interested on your job..wow thats nice youre getting a blessing, baby will always be a blessing....i would love to apply on that open job..where do you live in Zurich? i am based in Langnau am albis ...please contact me then at karlisle23@yahoo.com so we can set up things..

thank you and i love kids a lot since i had already experience in baby sitting

thanks karina age:25 yrs old and filipina (Bachelor of science in Psychology graduate)


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