Family ID: 1330474

Children: 3 Children, 6 - 10 years old

City: Kappel / Village | More ⇩

Name Helene


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Job Start: Jun 2023 - Aug 2023

Time of stay: 2-6 Months

Last action: 6 hours ago

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Welcome Letter to the Au Pair

Originally translated from Deutsch
Dear au pair

Thank you for your interest in our ad.

We are a loving family with three children. The mother works as a biomedical analyst in a laboratory and the father works as an engineer in computer science. We speak German in our family (High German and Swiss German), but we can also communicate quite well in English and also speak some French.

We would like an au pair so that our children can learn a word or two of their mother tongue in addition to getting to know another culture. We have had an au pair in our family for three years and have had the appropriate experience.
We live in a detached house in rural Kappel in the canton of Solothurn. Kappel is located on the southern foot of the Jura near Olten and is very well served by public transport. The butcher, the bakery, the pharmacy and other grocery stores are within walking distance.
The next bus line is approx. 300m away and the train line to Olten approx. 1000m away. From Kappel, the larger cities of Bern, Basel, Lucerne and Zurich can be reached in around 60 minutes by public transport. This also makes it easy for you to attend a language school in these larger cities or in the nearby smaller cities of Olten, Aarau or Solothurn.

So, we hope that you were able to find out a little more about us with this letter, the further information below and the additional photos of our family and we look forward to getting to know you personally.

Warm greetings
Your Swiss host family

PS the children and we parents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
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Job Description

Originally translated from Deutsch
As an au pair, you can expect an exciting and varied family life with an uncomplicated family. On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday we depend on your support with childcare. On these days you would wake up our girl and the two boys, have breakfast with them, brush their teeth and make sure they are at kindergarten or school on time. On these days you have to prepare the food for the children or, if necessary, heat it up. When our children don't have to go to kindergarten or school in the afternoon, you spend the time with all three children in and around the house. Then you do handicrafts, play, sing, etc. with them. Because you are loving, creative, independent, show initiative and think for yourself, since you are also part of our family. At the end of the day, together with the children, you make sure that the toys and the house are reasonably tidy. In the evening we parents will be home before dinner.
As a family, we see ourselves as a team and do various gardening and housework together, e.g. harvesting fruit/berries, watering the garden, vacuuming and keeping the living room, kitchen, bathroom, entrance etc. clean.
We value independence, initiative, honesty, communication, reliability and trust. We are uncomplicated, flexible, open to criticism and open to new ideas. We expect the same from you as an au pair. As an au pair, you have to really like working with children. You have to be able to keep calm even in hectic situations and be resilient. We also expect that you are motivated to spend time with the children during childcare and that they have a meaningful occupation. We are open to a family connection. Of course you can accompany us on weekend trips and also spend the holidays with us if you want. We will also support you in settling into our family and our social environment. If you are in Switzerland for more than three months, you must attend a language course in German or English. We will of course pay you for this. We promise that we are always available for you and will accompany and support you where necessary.
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Family Information

Family has pets - Yes

Family has pets Yes

Family lives in Village

Parent's Age Group 35-50

Are you a single parent? No, our family has two parents

Nationality Swiss

Languages spoken at home German, English, French

Religion No Religion

Importance of religion Not important

Employment medizinische Laborantin / Ingenieur in der Informatik

People living in the house 5

Children's/people's age and gender 10 Year male
8 Year male
6 Year female

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Job Requirements

Swimming required - Yes
Riding a bike required - Yes
First Aid Training required - Yes

Working Hours (per week) 30 - 35

Pocket Money of Au Pair, Granny Au Pair (per month) 750 CHF

Required Gender No Preferences

Duration of Stay 2-6 Months

Earliest Starting Date Jun 2023

Latest Starting Date Aug 2023

Looking for Au Pair and Granny Au Pair

Children's/People's Age 6 - 10 years old

Children/People to take care of 3

Minimum Childcare Experience 50-100

We need a tutor who can teach

How old are the students the Tutor should teach?

We need assistance and support in

Preferred Nationalities No Preferences

Language Skills Sufficient

Education Level Primary school

Willing to pay/share the travel costs? Nein

Required Age 16-28

Accepts Smokers No

Taking care of special needs children/people required No

Taking care of pets required Yes

Swimming required Yes

Riding a bike required Yes

The applicant can attend language courses Yes

First Aid Training required Yes

Driving required No

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Family Description

Originally translated from Deutsch Our three entertaining and humorous children, a girl (born 2016) and two boys (born 2014 & 2012) are currently spending the days we work at home with our current au pair. Our girl is currently in the first kindergarten, our middle boy is in the 2nd grade and the older one is in the 3rd grade at primary school.
The children have a wide range of interests and like to play inside and outside. They paint, do handicrafts, sing, dance, make music and laugh very much. We have ouchThey have different Legos, robots and tablets that they like to use to construct something or try out new technologies. The children can move around a lot around our house. We have a large garden with a sandpit, slide, swing and enough space to ride a bike, scooter or pedal tractor. All children have good bikes so that we can go on a bike tour or MTB tour from time to time.
We like to spend our free time in nature. In our garden we have chickens, fruit trees, our own vegetables and various berries. As a family, we are all quite athletic. In addition to cycling, the parents also like to go jogging in the evening or at the weekend. In summer we like to go hiking and swimming. In the winter we go skiing and cross-country skiing. In the evening we like to be at home and relax with the children while playing, reading or even watching TV. In summer we like to spend the evening outside in the garden on the terrace. We also look at a balanced and healthy diet. But we are also connoisseurs and like to eat well.
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Originally translated from Deutsch
Your own room is bright and large and is on the 1st floor of our family house. On this floor there is also a small kitchen and a large bathroom with shower, toilet and bathtub, which you can use almost alone. In the bathroom you also have your own washing machine with tumbler so you can do your laundry. For you it goes without saying that you clean your room and the bathroom on the 1st floor yourself weekly and without being asked.
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