Fun in the Woods


A forest kindergarten experience in Geneva? Is that possible? Well, according to the information that has just landed in our inbox, yes it is! We haven’t tried them yet, but these summer camps held in the woods around Geneva seem worth sharing so here’s some info and photos to give you an idea of what they’re all about. Ariatelers summer camp for children aged 4 to 8 will be taking place […]

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How to Employ Nannies in Switzerland

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Families who hire nannies, babysitters or household help in Switzerland have to ensure that their employees are registered for the required social contributions, accident insurances, pensions and taxes as well as applying for a work permit if needed. Below is a summary of social contributions, accident insurances, pensions, taxes and work permits required when hiring a nanny or babysitter. 1) Social insurance contributions Familes and Nannies / Babysitters have to contribute […]

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Why Choose Greycoat Lumleys

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Greycoat Lumleys is a respected, London-based recruitment company with a team specifically dedicated to the placement of childcare staff overseas. Lina and Elvie are our expert, friendly consultants, ready and willing to assist all international clients; they are accustomed to placing childcare candidates all over the world and fully understand the needs of expat English families, or families of different nationalities looking for English staff to help with their children.   […]

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A very warm welcome to our latest sponsor: Rockmybaby Nanny & Babysitting Agency, launched in Switzerland by Tanya Jeannet in November 2012. Tanya was born in Cape Town (South Africa), is Swiss by nationality and has lived in Switzerland with her husband and two little girls for the last 5 years. Before launching Rockmybaby Switzerland, she worked in corporate environments, providing recruitment services to clients across different industries.     After having her […]

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Out ‘n’ About with Baby in Geneva

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Little Miss Cutie is now 21 months-old and parading so much attitude and toddler-swagger that her baby days seem to belong to another decade, not just a few months ago. However, I decided to write about those times because I am sure it will be helpful to new expat mums moving to the area. There is nothing more wonderful, life-changing and friggin’ scary than having a baby and having to do […]

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Nurseries & Daycare in Geneva

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**Updated 28th August 2012: we are overjoyed to update our post below about the shortage of nursery places in Geneva. Following the cantonal referendum held on the 17th of June 2012, the majority of voters decided that more nursery places should be created within the canton of Geneva so the future is definitely looking brighter !** —– You can click here to find out how 57,7% of voters decided that a nursery […]

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