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Childcare in Paris: rates, profiles, assistance... everything you need to know to make the right choice!

by | Sep 24, 2021 | Parents

If Jules Renard said, "Add two letters to Paris: it's heaven." Once you're parents, you don't really have the same vision anymore. And yes, being parents and living in Paris is a real challenge to take up, difficult but not impossible! Today, we talk to you about everything that concerns childcare in Paris. You should know that there are two key elements to know. The first and least cool is that Paris is in first place among cities where the price of baby sitting or child care is the highest. The good news is that the capital offers unlimited choices when it comes to finding someone to watch the kids in your absence. So without further ado, here's everything you need to know about childcare in Paris. 

Childcare Paris: what type of childcare?

Certified childminder

The childminder takes care of one or more children under the age of 3 in his or her home, on a regular or occasional basis. The childminder is a trained professional and approved by the General Council. Moreover, if the childminder comes to the parents' home, she is qualified as a childminder and can take care of children up to the age of 10.

The parent's helper

Unlike a childminder, a parent's assistant does not need to have a license. In addition, they come to your home. 

Nanny Paris : Jeune fille au pair

The au pair

It is the perfect childcare option if you want to introduce your child to a new culture/language. The au pair is a foreign student who comes to France to study. His/her mission is to integrate the family as a nanny and to help with simple household tasks with a maximum of 5 hours of work per day.

The baby sitter 

It is a mode of care which can be punctual or regular. Whether it is for school outings, Wednesday afternoons or evenings on weekends. Baby sitting can take place at your home or even elsewhere. Baby-sitters and even nannies are generally students with experience in childcare and flexible in their availability. 

Smart baby-sitting by Kidlee 

Garde d'enfant Paris : babysitter kidlee who has fun with children

The latter encompasses much more than just childcare.

Specialized in childcare for children over 3 years old in Paris and the Ile de France region, Kidlee has been offering, for more than 3 years now, an agile and non-binding service to facilitate the life of parents and baby sitters.

Bilingual, sporty, artistic or specialized in homework help, our babysitters are also trained in the best practices of childcare. This allows us to offer a wide range of profiles that meet the needs of parents. 

In addition, you only need 5 minutes maximum to create your parent profile and 72 hours to receive profiles that match your request.

Childcare in Paris: let's talk about rates

As of July 1, 2022, the gross conventional hourly minimum wage for level 1 (Baby-sitter) is 10.85 euros. However, to set the right price, several parameters must be taken into account. In order not to confuse you, here are the parameters that determine the right price.

The age of the babysitter

Between 14 and 16 years old: the baby sitter can be paid 80 % of the SMIC.

Between 17 and 18 years old: it can be paid 90 % of the SMIC. 

Nanny Paris: babysitter coloring with children

The number of children

The more children there are, the higher the bill! But not to the point of multiplying the minimum wage by the number of children cared for! 

Moreover, with Kidlee, the number of children has no impact on your childcare rate. You only pay for the hours of care provided by your baby sitter and not one euro more! Isn't life great?

Childcare Paris : the age of the children 

The younger the child, the more attention he or she needs. As a result, your nanny's salary may increase. The age of the children can also have an impact on the cost of baby sitting.

The nanny's experience

The luxury of hiring an experienced nanny means that the bill will automatically be higher than that of an inexperienced nanny because the qualifications of the top nanny must be paid for.

Additional costs 

Additional costs may be added to the bill such as transportation or meals.

Childcare in Paris: financial aid 

Calculation of childcare subsidies Paris

It is important to remember that regardless of the type of childcare chosen for their children, all parents have the opportunity to benefit from certain financial aid that significantly reduce the cost of their childcare.

The main aid granted to parents who use a childcare service is the CMG aid. The complement of free choice of the mode of guard of the CAF. To benefit from it, it is sufficient that the hourly volume of the childcare is equal to or exceeds 16 hours per month. 

All parents in this case also receive a 50% tax credit at the end of the year. Note that this can also be immediate for parents with children over the age of 6 and employing a babysitter directly.

Childcare in Paris : choosing Kidlee is also ...

0 administrative hassles

babysitter Kidlee who teaches music to a child - Garde d'enfant Paris

With Kidlee, we save you all the administrative hassle, charges and financial calculations by offering you a solution with fair rates for parents and babysitters alike. And all this, while taking care of the administrative support for families and our caregivers, free of charge! 

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