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Infant Care or Nanny

Postby eliz_sky » Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:23 pm

I have been trying to call the infant care centres these few days because i want to send my baby to infant care in December.
But they told me that there is no available slot for me and i have to wait till next June 2015.
Do you know any private infant care centres or a good nanny at/near To a Payoh?
Hope someone could share more information with me.

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Postby beppi » Thu, 03 Apr 2014 5:06 am

What kind of infant care centre are you calling?!?
We started looking a month or so before we needed care (our daughter was 18 months at the time) and found a place within two weeks. In my experience nobody in Singapore plans ahead a year or more!
Try NTUC child care (it's called MyFirstSchool or something like that)!

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Postby eliz_sky » Thu, 03 Apr 2014 11:44 am

I called My first Skool, Kinderland, Nurture Star, Club HDB Child care and etc.
All don't have any slots for me.
They told me normally the mummies registered with them once they are pregnant. Actually, i am quite late now. I was quite surprised when i heard it :(

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Postby therat » Thu, 03 Apr 2014 1:52 pm

eliz_sky wrote:I called My first Skool, Kinderland, Nurture Star, Club HDB Child care and etc.
All don't have any slots for me.
They told me normally the mummies registered with them once they are pregnant. Actually, i am quite late now. I was quite surprised when i heard it :(


Infant care is from 2 months to 18 months and it is not easy to get a slot as there are not many infant care centre.

This is the link of infant care service, hope it help.
http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/sg_infantcare

This is the link from goverment, click the link right below "Search for Child Care Centre"
http://www.childcarelink.gov.sg/ccls/ho ... ateCCC.jsp

This is the upcoming care care centre going to open 2014/2015.
http://www.childcarelink.gov.sg/ccls/ho ... Detail.jsp

May I know how old is your baby?

beppi, your daughter was 18 months. That's fall under child care service.

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Postby eliz_sky » Sat, 05 Apr 2014 3:24 pm

Thanks for your info :)

I am going to due in August 2014 and planning to send my baby to infant care when she is 4 months. I have been calling other infant care and it is so difficult to get a slot for my baby.

Have you all try to contact agent to look for nanny? Are they reliable?

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Postby x9200 » Sat, 05 Apr 2014 6:14 pm

This thread may give you some insight to the situation very similar to yours:
ftopic75932.html

Unlikely anything has changed on the nanny market since then.

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Postby chewchew » Tue, 17 Jun 2014 2:48 pm

Dear all,

I am a homemaker, chinese singaporean, 50years old. I love taking care of young children and babies. I have more than 10 years of experience in taking care of children, my own, my relatives' and friends' too. My house is a 5-room hdb flat that is smoke-free and pets-free too. Timing can be flexible. I work on weekdays only, however, special arrangements can be made upon request. Pls feel free to contact my daughter, chewy at chew-yeng.tan@aig.com if you need further details. Salary are negotiable.

eliz_sky wrote:Thanks for your info :)

I am going to due in August 2014 and planning to send my baby to infant care when she is 4 months. I have been calling other infant care and it is so difficult to get a slot for my baby.

Have you all try to contact agent to look for nanny? Are they reliable?

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Re: Infant Care or Nanny

Postby gohgoh » Wed, 12 Apr 2017 4:06 pm

Depend on your location, the waiting list may be short or long.

Usually people find infant care near home or near office. Hence, there are at least two locations to find.

Here is a complete list of infant care centre, hope you can find it useful
https://www.babyment.com/infantcare/infantcare-singapore.php

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Re: Infant Care or Nanny

Postby Sia White » Wed, 14 Jun 2017 6:41 pm

Socializing is essential so my vote goes to infant care

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Re: Infant Care or Nanny

Postby lagimoana » Sat, 17 Jun 2017 6:25 pm

Yes, I find that babies who are cared for by institutions with constantly changing staff members and everyday exposure to numerous viruses and bacterial infections become much better socialised through their lack of eye contact with other humans. It is so unfortunate that some infant humans have only a few caregivers with whom they form attachments to, thus laying the foundation for unhelpful things like trust, respect, and care. Extremely antisocial and so easily avoided through using institutional infant care. Very sad. Orphanages have long demonstrated the benefits, but many parents have been slow to learn. :(

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Re: Infant Care or Nanny

Postby ecureilx » Sun, 18 Jun 2017 8:32 am

lagimoana wrote:Yes, I find that babies who are cared for by institutions with constantly changing staff members and everyday exposure to numerous viruses and bacterial infections become much better socialised through their lack of eye contact with other humans. It is so unfortunate that some infant humans have only a few caregivers with whom they form attachments to, thus laying the foundation for unhelpful things like trust, respect, and care. Extremely antisocial and so easily avoided through using institutional infant care. Very sad. Orphanages have long demonstrated the benefits, but many parents have been slow to learn. :(

Am confused a bit there

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Re: Infant Care or Nanny

Postby lagimoana » Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:49 am

Which part confuses you?

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Re: Infant Care or Nanny

Postby Sia White » Mon, 19 Jun 2017 4:35 pm

For example, I have never been in kindergarten and I have chickenpox when I was 25 years old. Do you know how many scars now I have? Two on my face and 5,6 on my legs. SO ... be wise, socialize your children to develop their immune system.

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Re: Infant Care or Nanny

Postby lagimoana » Mon, 19 Jun 2017 4:41 pm

Couldn't agree more. They say vaccination works but this has not been proven by evidence yet. The best way to fight disease is to group infants and young children together away from their parents, to be cared for by strangers who are only there because they get paid. Peer reviewed studies show this to be true.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 21 Jun 2017 2:54 pm

lagimoana wrote:Couldn't agree more. They say vaccination works but this has not been proven by evidence yet. The best way to fight disease is to group infants and young children together away from their parents, to be cared for by strangers who are only there because they get paid. Peer reviewed studies show this to be true.


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