AlaMaison by Isabelle Thomas translated by Tanya Mayne

It all started in 2007, with a personal need for a cleaner to start urgently when the existing helper had suffered an accident. Finding someone who was trustworthy proved to be a big challenge.

Then a while later came the need for a babysitter - and the same challenge of where and how to find a good one.

And so the idea was formed, to set up an agency specializing in the needs of the family: finding a real gem of a helper who would get along well with the child; finding the time to write job ads and interview the people who respond; checking the references are viable; checking rates of pay and what to do when the person is sick...

It is a major task to find the right person for each family's requrements.

With the agency AlaMaison.ch, everything is taken care of to make your life easier - from housekeeping, childcare, governesses, nannies and tutors to help for the elderly.

The services are à la carte and the agency has already vetoed all the people who are subsequently put forward for each job.

All staff have at least 6 months work experience, except for babysitters who must have a minimum of one year's experience, and everything is checked and verified.

The team, which is made up of 3 mothers, has set up a charter to respect.

Nothing is left to chance - tutors include experienced university students who specialize in the subject required.

And nannies must have a minimum of 1 year's relevant experience. Clients requesting a qualified applicant will receive the profiles of nannies who have 3-4 years of training as an Early Childhood Educational Assistant, with references of course.

With first aid knowledge, correctly dressed and culturally respectful - you can have complete trust in them.

Today the agency has about 500 people across all the services. 60 employees are on duty each day.

The agency's works on the basis of ensuring a proper evaluation of your needs, offering helpers based close to your home, taking charge of all administrative and social procedures and most importantly keeping a close eye on each individual service.

AlaMaison.ch is committed to finding you the person you need within 3 to 5 days and for urgent situations, within 48 hours.

So, relax and call on their services without hesitation, so you can get back to doing what you need to do, worry-free.