Who is My Happy Family

My Happy Family, as a subsidiary of duranACTS (duranACTS.ch), desires that you know us personally. Knowing the people behind the company and their background aim to give you confidence in allowing us to serve you.


My Happy Family founders and consultants have experienced both from an employer and employee perspective the different facets of having an au-pair at home and integrate them happily into family life. They are mothers striving to manage a successful career and a happy home.  They could transform this experience into a highly effective team work that has led to the founding of this agency.


We simply want the best for your family!

Parents and kids are at the very core of our approach. Our goal is to sustain your family’s wellbeing by helping you find the right Au-Pair / Nanny for your family. We aim to provide a HIGH QUALITY and ALL-IN service, so you do not have to worry about anything. Your peace of mind is our priority.

What’s worse than having a total stranger at home that you cannot trust? We are not a direct hiring platform and we would like to warn you against direct hiring methods: We have heard of so many stories from families who had immense issues with the child caregivers that they had found directly on the net, so that we do not accept any candidate without checking their background, references, criminal record etc and we do not place them without ensuring a good matching with the needs and values of your family. Our agency also offers you a guarantee that we will present you a new candidate should the chemistry not work with your employee.

Last but not least, our agency assists you throughout the year should any issue arise with your employee through professional mediation and coaching support.


Amabelle DuranAmabelle Duran

Amabelle is the owner and director of My Happy Family. 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   and Rhianna, aged  , 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


Edit SievEdit Siev

Edit is a Strategic Business Advisor for My Happy Family. She has many years of experience in adult education, recruiting and communications. She studied English Language, Literature and Teaching and holds a M.A. in Journalism. She also works regularly for a Human Rights organisation.

Edit is a native Hungarian and speaks English and German fluently.