The Swiss Nanny Association is a voluntary membership organization that promotes best industry practices for placement agencies with the required licence to operate in Switzerland.
We are proud to have professional agency members joining us in supporting and growing the nanny community. These agencies share our believe in the importance of high standards and quality care.
We encourage families and nannies to use an agency in their search for the best match. It is very important to only use a licensed nanny agency!*
Potential risks when not using a licensed agency:
High probability of unsuitable nanny candidates
Limited understanding of changing Federal and cantonal laws and regulations
A risk of signing a contract that turns out to be illegal, which can result in a fine for the family
Lack of professionalism or financial stability
No follow up after placement for nannies or parents
No guarantee policy (replacement) if the initial placement is unsuccessful
* In Switzerland, private sector recruitment is an activity governed by the Federal Act of 6, October 1989 on recruitment and the hiring of services and, as such, is subject to authorization (license).
Under this Act, recruitment agencies established outside of Swiss territory are not authorized to recruit for jobs in Switzerland. Neither are they allowed to recruit job seekers in Switzerland for jobs abroad. Agencies established outside Swiss territory involved in recruitment activities with relevance to Switzerland are liable to fines of up to CHF 100 000.
In addition, any persons who, in their capacity as an employer, should have recourse to the services of a non-authorized agency, are liable to fines of up to CHF 40 000.