Interview with Tanya Jeannet, Founder Rockmybaby®|By Dr Marina Nani
When Tanya Jeannet had her second baby, she struggled to source a nanny in Switzerland. Managing work and childcare was taking a toll on her wellbeing and Tanya decided to launch a nanny agency in Switzerland called Rockmybaby® in November 2012. Initially Tanya launched Rockmybaby® in Zurich but soon she had to fulfil a wider demand and
her client’s needs, and she upscaled her business model throughout the whole of Switzerland in 2013. Rockmybaby® has fast became a leader in its field in Switzerland and continues to expand and develop, serving parents and nannies and managing their expectations with bespoke childcare solutions for babies and those who love and care for them.
What gave you the courage to launch and expand your business in the whole of Switzerland?
I identified a need as a mother and I could relate to all those families needing support. I am an expat Swiss mom with no family infrastructure and therefore relate to how hard it is doing it alone and I wanted to provide a support to families needing relief and help as I did and still do!
What makes your business so desirable by both, parents and nannies?
Rockmybaby® has fast become a leader in its field in Switzerland and continues to expand and develop, ensuring we are able to serve our clients and nannies accordingly and to the best of our ability. Rockmybaby® has been described as having a “high touch, personal service” by our clients
and our aim is to provide a superior service with the utmost integrity and
value. Striving to help families find their perfect nanny, childcare and private household staffing solution – saving you the time and effort of recruiting privately whilst giving you peace of mind as we do thorough background checks and screening.
We assist with full recruitment process from sourcing, interviewing, screening and background checks as well as assistance with the employment contract and assisting families to set up the correct employment relationship with regards to payroll and insurances, pensions and taxes etc.
What problems are you solving and what are you specialties?
We manage recruitment and placement of nannies, maternity nurses,
housekeepers and other household staff. Depending on our clients’ needs
the placement could be permanent, temporary, full and part-time live-in
and live-out. Quite often we provide Emergency Placements, Babysitter
Placements, Proxy Parents, Maternity Nurses and Aupairs. Many mothers are going back to work or just need support at home as quite often, especially with international families , they do not have the family infrastructure to support them in childcare, as they say, it takes a village
to raise a child – we help create that “village” for them.
We are also aware that parents just need some time off and going on a date night could be a bridge too far! We have an online booking system operating 24/7. All our sitters are personally interviewed, referenced checked and vetted.
What’s the biggest challenge you have faced thus far?
Time as always – trying to balance family life and work but as the kids are getting older it has gotten easier. Working for yourself does not necessarily
mean more time for your family, just that you can structure it the way you
which gives a lot of flexibility and allows me to be there for me kids when
they need me.