Look past the silk-smooth chocolate, cuckoo clocks and yodelling – contemporary Switzerland, land of four languages, is all about epic journeys and sublime experiences.

Program Overview

 Locations of host families: Across Switzerland

Program time span: 3 months-12 months

Visa: Special Au Pair visa – Available through our partner agency

 You give: Max. 30 hours of childcare per week

You get: Up to $1000 ( NZD ) per month

You study: Language Courses available

You get: Min. 1.5 days off each week.

Swiss Host Families pay for your airfares and insurance in most circumstances.

You pay: $350 NZD ( Flight Packages available )

A Typical Au Pairs Responsibilities In Switzerland

English Tutoring

– Carry out fun activities with the kids to help them learn English (eg. story reading, English songs, role play and games)

– Help the kids with their homework

– Help the parents to practice their English ( optional)

Host Child & Family

  • waking up the children

  • taking/picking up children to/from school

  • playing with the children

  • taking the children on outings to parks, playgroups and other activities

  • Go shopping with host family

  • Go travelling with host family

  • Have other family activities

Share some light house work

  • preparing light meals for children and clean up after the meals

  • doing the children’s laundry.

  • making the children’s beds

  • tidying up the children’s toys

  • cleaning the children’s room

  • cleaning of au pair’s own room

  • Help with cooking occassionally

About Swiss Life

The perfect antidote to rural beauty is a surprise set of cities: capital Bern with its medieval old town and world-class modern art, deeply Germanic Basel and its bold architecture, shopping-chic Geneva astraddle Europe’s largest lake, tycoon-magnet Zug and uber-cool Zürich with its rooftop bars and atypical Swiss street grit. Beard cutting or stone throwing, Paul Klee art or hip club gig: what a euphoric journey indeed.

Our Host Families

  • Welcome their au pair as an extended member of the family

  • Include their au pair in most family meals, outings and celebrations

  • Provide a private room and meals for their au pair

  • Are required to give their au pair 1.5 days off per week, and 4 weeks paid leave per annum

  • Guarantee their au pair will not do heavy housework or tasks unrelated to the host family’s children