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British trainned nanny wanting to work in Singapore

Postby Nici » Wed, 21 Mar 2007 11:47 pm

My husband has accepted a job in Singapore and will have his employment pass through them and I will be able to get a dependants pass to move to Singapore with my husband.I am a fully qualified nanny I have been emailing with a few families in Singapore who are looking for a nanny, but does anyone know whether I am able to work as a nanny on a dependants pass? And whether there are any restrictions?

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Postby Jeppo » Thu, 22 Mar 2007 8:49 am

You have to get permission from MOM to work on a dependents pass. In regards to working as a nanny, I don't like your chances since most people here can just get a maid to do the job for around $700/month :(
If you like working with young kids maybe you can get work in teaching :?

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Postby Asian_Geekette » Thu, 22 Mar 2007 2:45 pm

Jeppo wrote:You have to get permission from MOM to work on a dependents pass. In regards to working as a nanny, I don't like your chances since most people here can just get a maid to do the job for around $700/month :(
If you like working with young kids maybe you can get work in teaching :?


But then if she goes for a teaching job, she'd need to have some teaching background or a degree in education or something.

Good luck Nici! :) I hope you find a family who'll get you as their kid's nanny.
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Postby Jeppo » Thu, 22 Mar 2007 4:36 pm

If she wanted to teach ESL, all she'd need is a certificate which you can get in about a month (I think). :)

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Postby Nici » Thu, 22 Mar 2007 6:06 pm

Thank you for all of advice.

I have an interview with a family living on East Coast looking for a nanny for their new born baby in April. I'm keeping my fingers crossed! I have noticed that a lot of family have the maids to do the childcare aswel so it is quite difficult finding a nanny job.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 22 Mar 2007 8:45 pm

You have posed a complex question. On the one hand domestic help, and that would include nannies, would be regulated under the foreign domestic workers laws, and they are quite specific as to who can qualify.

On the other hand, you would be doing this on a DP with a letter of consent, and MOM provides zero information as to the criteria used to grant a letter of consent.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 22 Mar 2007 10:41 pm

SE,

From my recent experience (in this case a Filipino who was here on a Dependents pass - Wife is an EP holder I believe). We applied for his letter of consent with no problems. What is interesting is his qualifications didn't not come into play and nor were we required to pay any levy on him as he was NOT on any kind of Work Visa. Looking at it from that viewpoint I would surmise that if the employer will get her letter of consent it might not be a problem. Having said that, MOM probably won't give a letter of consent to a private individual but only to a sponsoring company - oops! catch 22!

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Postby dezfontz » Sun, 25 Mar 2007 9:55 am

Think Singapore is opening up. It needs foreign talent in any field.

Maybe you can instead of looking forward to work as a nanny yourself in Singapore. Why not start your own nanny training agency in Singapore to help train nannies-to-be and bring up the standard of local nannies. :)

This could be something Singapore needs.

Just a suggestion though. :)

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Postby Arty » Mon, 02 Apr 2007 12:12 pm

Although many people rely on maids/helpers and childcare centres, there are still lots of opportunities here... full time & part time work. Believe that working on a dependents pass should be fine - but you may need to describe yourself as a governess rather than nanny....some experience in this area which I'm happy to share with you. Would also be interested in talking to you about opportunities with our family - our part time nanny has recently relocated in the region to a full time job. Will try to send you a private message, but as I'm new to the board I might have difficulties. Could you try sending me one with some contact details and I'll get in touch. Many thanks.

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Postby Nici » Tue, 03 Apr 2007 12:34 am

Arty wrote:Although many people rely on maids/helpers and childcare centres, there are still lots of opportunities here... full time & part time work. Believe that working on a dependents pass should be fine - but you may need to describe yourself as a governess rather than nanny....some experience in this area which I'm happy to share with you. Would also be interested in talking to you about opportunities with our family - our part time nanny has recently relocated in the region to a full time job. Will try to send you a private message, but as I'm new to the board I might have difficulties. Could you try sending me one with some contact details and I'll get in touch. Many thanks.


Thank you for your reply, it would be really nice to hear from you. My email address is nicolapasby@yahoo.co.uk

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Postby Seringa » Wed, 02 May 2007 12:13 am

Hi,

we are an English family living in Singapore.

We have a 2 years old baby boy. Maybe you could email me more information about yourself to nastya333@mail.ru

Thank you.

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Postby shabnam » Fri, 18 May 2007 11:08 am

hi, i have a 3 month old son and am looking for a nanny.

please email your details at arashanshabnam@yahoo.com

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Postby kyshine » Fri, 08 Jun 2007 9:49 am

As long as you are have the approval pass to stay in Singapore, to become a nanny is not a concern.

Alot of people looking for nannies and since you are from UK, a bet even more expats would like to hire your service.

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Postby ksl » Wed, 13 Jun 2007 2:01 am

I am a fully qualified nanny

I guess your qualification being state recognised in UK may carry some weight here in Singapore. Governess is more appropriate in your case I would believe, and I don't believe they have the qualifications on offer in Singapore.

People tend to believe anyone can become a nanny, with a crash course of a week or two, which is not the case by a long way!

Your qualifications I believe carry more weight than you realise, if you have the practical experience too! It would be up to MOM however to validate the qualification from UK, which shouldn't be such a big problem. If its from a state controlled facility. Even teaching within your area of expertise, maybe the answer!

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British nannies

Postby khauch » Tue, 19 Jun 2007 12:59 pm

Hi Nicci,

My husband and I are about to have our first baby and were interested in finding a proper british nanny! While I don't have the answers to your question, feel free to e-mail me if you would like to talk more and maybe we can find out together....

Best of luck!
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