Childminding outside school periods

Daycare for school children

Canton of Geneva

The canton of Geneva has a large network of community and recreation centres which are continuously developing youth activities as well as activities for all residents.

The Recreation Department's Youth Office  organizes activities for children between the age of 4 and 17 on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and also runs activities during the Swiss school holidays.
The activities available range from cultural to sportive activities.

Organizations that offer recreational services during the Swiss holidays are listed here.pdf


Holiday camps and language courses abroad

  • List pdf of some agencies that provide recreational facilities during the school holidays.
  • List pdf of organizations that organize language courses abroad.

Jeune au pair

A young au pair lives with a francophone family in a cultural setting in order to perfect their language skills.  The au pair must enroll in a French course and receives lodging and pocket money in return carries out child minding and household chores.  A young au pair is allowed to work a maximum of 30 hours per week.

In Geneva, Vaud

An au pair is aged between 18 and 30.  He/she can be a foreigner or Swiss as long as his/her mother tongue is not French.

The site Genève Famille has useful information about employing an au pair.

For information about hiring an au pair see below:


Private Employee In Switzerland

By virtue of the agreements concluded by the Organization and its Member States, including Switzerland, staff members enjoy privileges and immunities. These are accorded solely in the interest of the Organization and not in their own interest.

Through these agreements, members of the CERN personnel have particular privileges and immunities under the Vienna Conventions of 1961 and 1963. As such, they have the option of having the services of a private employee at their disposal.

The application process for appointment of an employee are made with the Social Affairs Service.

Please note that only staff holders of legitimation cards "B", "C", "D" have this privilege.

Please see the link for more information about engaging the services of a private employee.  

For more information consult the frequently asked questions


Baby-sitters

Canton of Geneva

The Chaperon Rouge agency has a list of baby-sitters who provide evening and weekend services.  All persons registered are over the age of 16 and have been trained by the Red Cross in Geneva .

Priorité Enfants  is a specialist recruitment agency offering a range of services to meet the needs of families, ranging from full-time/part-time home care and babysitting.

Uni-emploi helps connect students from the University of Geneva with individuals through its services online.  An annual fee of CHF 30 will be required for access to this service.  the University also suggests the amount to pay for various baby-sitting services.

You can contact the childcare information centre which organises daycare in your commune of residence.  They may also provide a baby-sitting service.

Canton of Vaud

Daycare for school children

Recreation centres in France generally cater for children aged between 3-14 years depending on the commune/district.

These centres provide artistic, cultural, sorting and outdoor activities for children during the week:

  • before and after classes
  • on Wednesdays
  • during school holidays

The cost of these activities is dependant on income.
It is not necessary to live in the commune in order to enroll your child.
Registration is done directly with the head of the Recreation centre.

List of recreation centres in the Pays de Gex area. Check also with your local town hall.


Holiday camps and language courses abroad

  • Listpdfof some agencies that provide recreational facilities during the school holidays.
  • Listpdfof organizations that organize language courses abroad.

Jeune au pair = Stagiaire aide familial étranger

A young au pair is aged between 17 and 30 and lives with a francophone family in a cultural setting in order to perfect their language skills.  The au pair must enroll in a French course and receives lodging and pocket money in return carries out child minding and household chores.  A young au pair is allowed to work a maximum of 30 hours per week.

A placement agreement must be established (see information note).

Note that for non-EU young au pair and a record of this must be sent to the DIRECCTE (Department for Enterprise, competition, consumer, labor and employment) before the placement can be validated.

The host family must also declare the person as a « stagiaire aide familiale étrangère »( foreign student homemaker) to both the Social Security and the  l'URSSAF

The Social Affairs Service can also be contacted for assistance.


Baby-sitters

In France, there is no network that offers lists of baby-sitters.  Generally parents use the services of older children around them (friends, neighbors etc) who want to earn some pocket money.   

Alternatively, ads can be found in the local newspapers or on CERN Market.

 

 

Updated on: 25/02/2015