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
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.
Addresses and links _____
Addresses and links Verband Tagesfamilien Nordwestschweiz: www.vtn.ch _____ * = Services explicitly offered also in other languages than German.
Verband Tagesfamilien Nordwestschweiz: www.vtn.ch
* = Services explicitly offered also in other languages than German.