Au pairs are young people who stay with a host family in order to learn a language, gain experience and deepen their general education through cultural exchange. In return for board and lodging and pocket money, au pairs work in the host family's household.
Our families usually work part-time and are looking for a person who will lovingly support you in your daily life with childcare and light household tasks.
Some of our families also work full time, the children go to kindergarten or school and the families need support in the morning and afternoon/evening.
In Switzerland there are clear guidelines which all host families must follow. Here is an overview of the most important points:
- Families who want to hire an au pair from a third country must obtain the permit from a recognized agency in Switzerland
- Au pairs from third countries may be 18 - 25 years old, au pairs from EU/EFTA countries may be 18 - 30 years old
- Au pairs from third countries may work in Switzerland as an au pair for a maximum of 1 year, au pairs from EU/EFTA countries may work as an au pair for a maximum of 2 years
- The Au Pair salary is based on the guidelines of the respective canton and in Switzerland is between 500 - 800 CHF net monthly
- The au pair and the host family must not be of the same nationality, have the same mother tongue and/or be related
- The host family should speak either German, French or Italian, depending on the canton in which the host family lives
- The au pairs may work a maximum of 30 hours per week, of which the host mother or host father must be present at home as a carer for at least 50% (15 hours) of this time
- The au pairs help mainly in childcare with and light housework
- The au pairs work either 5 days at 6 hours or 6 days at 5 hours
- The host family is legally obliged to handle the social contributions (AHV/IV/EO/ALV), withholding tax, UVG insurance, as well as any BVG and KTG insurance, etc. and to settle this correctly in a monthly pay slip
- Board and lodging is legally prescribed at 990 CHF per month and salary
- As a host family, you must pay the au pairs a monthly meal allowance if they are on holiday or do not eat at home on a day off, the AHV rates apply here
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