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bring our nanny?

Post by lesdans » Wed, 07 Mar 2007 4:19 pm

Is there an easy way to bring our philippino nanny with us ?

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Post by skye » Wed, 07 Mar 2007 8:29 pm

Very easy to bring her as a foreign domestic worker. Take a look at the Ministry of manpower site - www.mom.gov.sg All the details are there. You will need to pay the foreign worker levy which is about $295 per month as well as salary and her living expenses for accommodation with you, food, toiletries etc. Also medical insurance and insurance for a $5000 bond to ensure her good behaviour and eventual repatriation. Both you, as a new employer here and she as a new FDW, will have to take and pass a course which covers basic english and workplace safety. Its all on the MOM website. A maid agency here can do all the paperwork for you (make sure they are not ripping off your nanny in addition to the fee you pay) or you can do it yourself with a bit of research and legwork.

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Post by lesdans » Mon, 16 Apr 2007 11:03 am

thanks for your reply. This sounds like a lot of work and money... is there another "easy way"? She has been with us for many years so the course sounds like a waste of time! Thanks again

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Post by micknlea » Mon, 16 Apr 2007 11:29 am

Unfortunately no way around it. If she is a "new" domestic worker in Singapore she (and you!) have to do the course, it doesn't take long (half day/one day) and is very basic, but then some people need it, so better everyone does it just in case is the logic I think.

There are basic costs in bringing your nanny here, but it is not that high really. The $5000 (this is a security deposit of sorts, and can be covered b insurance, an agent will tell you how and why to do it) and levy per month are payable whether you bring your nanny or whether you employ one here.

We brought ours and used an agent that many others had used at our employers company. He did not charge our maid anything, we had to pay his admin costs etc, and he did all the paperwork, but you can if you want do it yourself, but it helps to have someone who knows the ropes here.
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Post by lesdans » Wed, 18 Apr 2007 10:55 am

thank you so much...
would you recommend me this agency please? you can use my personnal email.
thanks again

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Post by alldaybreakfast » Fri, 04 May 2007 2:38 pm

The course can be done online as well. google Singapore Polytechnic CEC and you should be able to find the link to register for the course. It's a piece of cake just common sense really.

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