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nanny 29April2017

A great opportunity for local families to help their nannies freshen up on skills!

On 29 April 2017, the Swiss Nanny Association is organizing National Nanny Training Day (NNTD) in Geneva to recognize the needs of young children and to raise awareness of the positive correlation between nanny training and quality care.

On this day, over 2000 nannies in more than 36 cities worldwide will gather in their local communities at training events designed to meet their unique needs. This grassroots organized event started in 2012 and has expanded this year to include events in Sydney, London and Geneva.

The Swiss Nanny Association (SNA) is a non-profit organization founded by nannies in February 2016. SNA aims to be the number one reference in Switzerland for in-home childcare by providing guidance education and a community to its members.


A new French-speaking nursery has opened in Luins for children aged 2 and half years old up to school entry age.

Called “Les Coloriés, the nursery was founded in September 2016 by the Director, Mélanie Deluz, an experienced “Educatrice de l‘Enfance”, who has worked at numerous crèches in the region, including Begnins, Geneva, Versoix and La Rippe.

Talking about her new project in Luins, Mélanie told knowitall.ch, “I have had the opportunity throughout my career to work in several different crèches, each of which has followed a specific, highly regarded pedagogical approach. In setting up my own nursery, I find myself in the unique position of being able to pick and choose the best of those approaches. When creating my own program, I have taken into consideration those aspects, which I think are most helpful to children learning to socialise with others in a collective, safe environment, and which encourage learning through play.”

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Cap Canaille, one of the leading providers of bilingual (English/French) daycare centers in Suisse Romande, has just opened a new daycare center in Bulle.

The Bulle center is located in the new building complex at Chemin Champ-Francey 4 (behind MacDonald’s Restaurant). It is the fifth in a series of crèches opened by the Swiss childcare specialists in the past few years. With 8 main childcare rooms, allocated according to language and age group, the center will provide "educare" for 60 children aged from 3 months to school-aged. Each room has a door leading outside and some to the playground, purposely designed to stimulate child’s play. A biometric access system provides an extra level of safety for all children at the crèche, and high door knobs prevent toddlers from wandering between rooms without supervision.

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A new bilingual day care center is set to open in Versoix in February of 2016.

Located close to Lake Geneva in 450m2 of space on the ground floor of the Modulis Business Park building, the Little Green House crèche will accommodate up to 45 babies and toddlers from the age of 4 months through to 4 years.

Building on the success of its other centers in Gland and Tolochenaz, the new daycare center in Versoix will provide a private, bilingual international environment where children learn to speak both French and English through child-initiated activities.

Featured on our website when they launched their first center in Gland in May 2012, Little Green House places a strong emphasis on Nature and Health.  A balanced program has been designed with the aim of giving children the security and confidence they need to develop a sense of what is good and healthy. Each day the children spend time together outdoors and explore their surroundings. Meals are primarily composed of whole food and organic products.

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The St-Légier-based, family-run Haut-Lac International Bilingual School has just opened a bilingual (French/English) nursery close to the lakeside in the Rue du Nord, Vevey.

Going under the name of “Les Marronniers - La Crèche Haut-Lac”, the nursery welcomes toddlers aged from 18 months to 3 years. It is based on the same child-centred philosophy as the other sections (infant, primary and secondary) of the Haut-Lac school, which has been in operation for over 20 years. With the opening of this additional section, Haut-Lac offers parents the possibility to choose a fully bilingual education for children aged from 18 months to 18 years within the same establishment.

At the “Les Marronniers - La Crèche Haut-Lac”, a professional, friendly, and talented team of educators has been put in place to welcome up to 30 full time children.  Their daily bilingual approach (French/English), using the “one person/one language” concept, allows each child to learn, use and develop both languages. Children socialise with each other while playing together, singing songs, and being creative in arts and crafts, as well as during lunch and snack times. A secure playground allows for stimulating outdoor play and children are also taken for strolls by the teaching assistants each day.

greycoat interviews

The international nanny consultancy, Greycoat Lumleys, will be coming to Geneva on 5 and 6 September to interview and register prospective nannies for a wide range of fantastic international jobs in Geneva and surrounding areas - plus the rest of Switzerland, Europe and beyond!

Any experienced nannies, housekeepers, governesses, or maternity nurses who are looking for a new position either in the immediate area or further abroad should send their CV’s to Greycoat Lumleys as soon as possible.

Lina and Elvie, two of Greycoat Lumley’s top consultants, will only have a limited number of interview slots during their two days in Geneva, so it is important to get yourself organized and contact the agency early if you don’t want to miss out.