About Us


Owner and director of Duran Nannies

Amabelle Duran

Amabelle is the owner and director of Duran Nannies. She is a Filipina who speaks Filipino, English and German. She moved to Switzerland in 2000 to be with her Filipino husband Olan whose work assignment is in Zurich.

A mother to two girls, Rebekkah, aged 17 and Rhianna, aged 16, Amabelle has been with child education all her life. In Switzerland, she worked with Globegarden Bilingual Preschool, Hands-on-Kids International Preschool , and Swiss International School-Zurich North (formerly Wallisellen International School). In the Philippines, she was a beloved teacher and coordinator in The Master’s Academy and the International Christian Academy.

With the passion for teaching children, service and people skills, she founded duran ACTS in 2013 and acquired My Happy Family in 2017. Initially specialising in placing Filipino Au Pairs, she acquired My Happy Family and expanded her services by placement of Nannies and Housekeepers.

Amabelle Duran

Owner and director of Duran Nannies

Igniting the spark of genius in every child

We Work to Understand Your Family’s Needs

Duran Nannies and Au Pairs is the number one choice for nanny, au pair and housekeeper recruitment. With a leading reputation in the field of nanny and personal staff recruitment we have distinguished ourselves providing first class service and striving to make the nanny placement process a hassle free, efficient, cost effective and fruitful experience.

Our expertise lies in the unique ability to identify and understand the needs of both the nanny and family. We only refer for placement the candidates that can perfectly match the family needs, striving to maintain our goal of achieving the highest success rate within nanny/family relationship.

Since 2013 we have selected the best childcare staff for the families we work for. Our nannies, au pairs and nurses are professional, experienced and committed. They have excellent references and possess and up- to date police record.

Duran team

Why you can trust us

Our Main Values

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    We strive to ensure that the human aspect of the recruitment process remains priority. Where childcare is concerned we understand that it is vital to find the person who is best suited for your family. With our experience we can quickly understand your exact requirements and guarantee the best match for you.

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    We believe that when it comes to finding people who care directly for the lives of children, family- nanny matching should never be a game of chance. We provide an honest service to assure that you have found the very best caregiver for your child. Our goal is to distinguish our agency for the highest ethical standards and moral values.

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    We trained staff of professionals is always available to assist with any concerns that may arise during the placement process. If the family has any questions it may contact us at any time, sure to receive our full attention and a personal and discrete response.