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Hello Can anyone recommend a babysitter?

Post by Charlotte H » Sun, 28 Jan 2007 7:03 pm

Hello, we have justed arrived from the UK and are staying here for 6 months. We have a 5 month old baby girl, can anyone recommed a babysitter/agency? I don't need fulltime help just a couple of hours a few days/evenings a week.

Also where is the best place to meet other mums? We are living just off the corner of Tanglin/Orchard Road.

Hope to hear from someone soon.
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Post by chixchix » Mon, 29 Jan 2007 6:16 pm

Hi Charlotte, I have sent you an e-mail regarding the babysitting. Thanks! :)

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Post by Ma'am » Tue, 30 Jan 2007 12:34 pm

Also check out the lovely ladies at the mother/child centres in Tanglin Mall and Tanglin Shopping centre - I've used most of the ones at the Shopping Centre (one on a regular, weekly, basis) and friends have used the ladies at T Mall.

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Post by Charlotte H » Wed, 31 Jan 2007 9:52 am

Thanks for your help/suggestions. I now have a new question...

We are living in serviced appartments, but dont have a washing machine, any ideas where i can get help with laundry/ironing?

:wink:
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Post by jasmine_g » Wed, 31 Jan 2007 12:15 pm

Hi Charlotte, I am a mother of a seven month old boy and am a fully qualified montessori teacher. I would be interested in looking after your little one. If you are interested you can email me at jasmine_gibson@hotmail.com or phone me on 98583164.
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Post by New SAHM » Thu, 15 Feb 2007 3:45 pm

Hi Ma'am,

Could you give more information on the baby-sitting services in tanglin mall and tanglin shopping centre that you mentioned? Could you drop your baby off for a couple of hours say on a weekend or is it a regular childcare centre? How do I contact these places? Many thanks!

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Re: Hello Can anyone recommend a babysitter?

Post by tejakav » Fri, 02 Mar 2007 11:17 pm

Hi Charlotte, have you found your babysitter?
Charlotte H wrote:Hello, we have justed arrived from the UK and are staying here for 6 months. We have a 5 month old baby girl, can anyone recommed a babysitter/agency? I don't need fulltime help just a couple of hours a few days/evenings a week.

Also where is the best place to meet other mums? We are living just off the corner of Tanglin/Orchard Road.

Hope to hear from someone soon.

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Post by Ma'am » Mon, 05 Mar 2007 9:00 pm

Sorry for the late reply. Both centres offer pre- and post- natal classes and workshops - things like ante-natal classes, baby massage, yoga (pre and post), breast feeding workshops, baby first aid etc. Neither centre are pre-school/day care type set-ups. The baby sitters will come to your home and in the case of Birth and Beyond you can also arrange to leave your little one with a baby sitter on-site for a few hours. My mums group used to do an excercise class there and B&B would organise several ladies to look after all the babies while we went next door to do our yoga. A friend would drop her little one off for a few hours while she did some shopping/doctors appointments etc nearby but I dont think you can do this at Mother and Child. Another option is to get a part-time cleaner and if you form a good bond with her and are happy with how she relates to your child you could then use her as a baby-sitter.

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Post by ssmng » Thu, 03 May 2007 5:12 pm

Hi Charlotte,.

Have you found a babysitter? You can try Birth & Beyond at Tanglin Shopping Centre #05-18.

They have babysitters that can help you to get a short break or to run your errands. They do in home & in centre babysitting.

You can call them at 67361636 /7.

Have a nice day!

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Post by Ma'am » Sat, 05 May 2007 10:04 am

Hmmm. The previous poster sounds like she works for the company.

Just wanted to add that there is a pre-school at Dempsey road that offers on-site baby-sitting an Saturdays (maybe Sundays?). I'm not sure if they are any good as I haven't used them but some friends send their children there for classes during the week. I think it's part of the White Lodge group?

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