Day-care families

Day-care families

Day-care families are a flexible and very personal form of professional childcare. So called «Tagesmütter» (day-care mothers) are qualified childminders who care for children of all ages in their own homes. It is a very flexible form of childcare, as there are no fixed opening hours, and everything can be arranged directly between the childminder and the parents. Day-care families are a wonderful experience for children, almost like a second family.

Day-care families offer:

  •  Fixed hours of childcare (hours,half days, or whole days)
  • Childcare seven days a week
  • Lunches

Parents get to choose their day-care family and have the opportunity to enter into a very personal relationship with their childminder. The hours are flexible, so parents get good value for their money. If you can’t find a registered day-care family in your town, don’t hesitate to ask your neighbour or a friend from the playground.

The federation of «Tagesfamilienvereine Nordwestschweiz VTN» acts as an umbrella organisation for all day-care families. The federation offers training courses for new day-care parents. You can find all the important addresses online.

 

Switzerland

Addresses and links

  • Verband Tagesfamilien Nordwestschweiz: www.vtn.ch
  • The Familienwegweiser Pro Familia also informs about day-care families: www.profamilia.ch

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Aargau

Addresses and links

  • Verband Tagesfamilien Nordwestschweiz: www.vtn.ch

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Basel-Landschaft

Addresses and links

Verband Tagesfamilien Nordwestschweiz: www.vtn.ch

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* = Services explicitly offered also in other languages than German.

Basel-Stadt

Addresses and links

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Solothurn

Addresses and links

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