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In principle, it is the responsibility of parents in Switzerland to organise family and professional life according to their own needs and, above all, those of the child. The needs of parents as employees must be discussed with the employer at an early stage. The individual players in extra-familial childcare are also endeavouring to continually optimise and coordinate their services.


Nowhere can offer an absolute guarantee of happiness, but when it comes to your family, how much do you value being close to nature and putting down roots in a safe environment? Allow your children to play outdoors in safety. Valais offers your kids space to live and play as it suits them. Family is important to people in Valais – and not just emotionally. The canton of Valais leads the way in supporting young families and is one of the cantons that pays the highest family allowances. Companies in Valais are also aware that parents with a good work-life balance are better employees. Flexible working models and a constantly expanding range of care structures make it easy to reconcile work and family life.

Cantonal Office for Equality and Family /
Regional Integration Office Upper Valais /
SMZO Parents and Child /