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How to apply for an Aupair at our agency?

  • You are a family looking for a reliable substitute brother or sister for your children.lafamilolo
  • You remain calm in stressful situations and are open to other cultures and lifestyles.
  • You are financially able to employ an Aupair.
  • You are a family or a single parent with children.

Our service

Our agency procures female and male Aupairs in the French- and German-speaking parts of Switzerland for placements in Europe and other countries. In Switzerland, a Swiss Aupair is able to be placed after two or three “trial days” with a host family. The online registration of interest with us is both cost- and obligation-free. In order for us to find you an aupair you will need to fill an application form and send it back to us. After receipt of your fully-completed application and your payment of the registration fees (CHF 100.- ), we will contact you by phone to learn more about your personal desires and requirements. As a general rule, we offer each family the choice of two or three Aupairs, who could correspond with your requirements.

We will advise you throughout the shortlisting process on how to select the most appropriate Aupair. You are also able to search for an Aupair that is best suited to your family here at “Find an Aupair”. We will also gladly help you with this search for your Aupair and assist you with dealings with the Immigration Offices (Ausländerämtern), the Embassies (Botschaften) and the Employment Offices (Arbeitsämtern). We will gladly offer you such assistance for the entire length of the Aupair's abode.

Only the details of registered Aupairs are accessible on-line. Once you have decided on an Aupair, we will prepare the Employment Contract in compliance with the terms and conditions. Please allow at least three to four months for permission of entry to be granted to a foreign Aupair. The procedure to obtain a visa can last between 6 and 8 weeks. It is advised to make your application for an Aupair with this timescale in mind. The following documents are necessary in order to obtain the Work Permit for your Aupair:

1. Aupair Agreement;

2. Host family and agency Agreement;

3. Completed declaration form for the employment of an Aupair (obtained from your local Cantonal Authority);

4. Request for permission to enter Switzerland (obtained from your local Cantonal Authority);

5. Additional form for host families or Aupair's working hours timetable (this requirement varies from Canton to Canton);

6. Confirmation of enrollment from a language school for the language course for the future Aupair;

7. Proof of financial security (bank statements, payslips).

You can obtain documents 3, 4 and 5, depending on your place of residence, from the Office for Economy and Labour (Amt für Wirtschaft und Arbeit.) In order to obtain the Work Permit, registration for the language course must be made by the host family at a language school in their place of domicile. We will remain in personal contact with you during the length of stay of your Aupair and are readily available to answer any questions concerning the placement of your Aupair.

What to expect as a host family in Switzerland

The host family is obliged to honour the following conditions, in return for the assistance of the Aupair in their household and in order to maintain a good working relationship with the Aupair.

Length of employment

Length of abode: minimum of 6 months, to a maximum of 12 months
Aupairs from Europe: from 17 years of age to 30
Aupairs outside of Europe: from 18 years of age to 25

Board/Lodging and Accommodation

The host family will provide the Aupair with his/her own room, capable of being locked, which is well lit and heated (for winter), comfortably furnished with sufficient washbasin, shower or bathroom. Meals for the Aupair must be healthy and satisfactory for his/her personal needs.

Aupair's working hours

The Aupair is to work to a maximum of 6 hours per day and 30 hours per week.The Aupair is entitled to at least 2 full days off per week. The Aupair is to work until 7:30pm at the latest. If the aupair have to work past 7:30pm for any reason (f.ex. Babysitting) the extra hours should be compensated. The housewife or househusband has to be present in the house during at least half of the Aupair's working hours. The Aupair is to have unlimited opportunities to practice his/her religion.



 
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