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Anyone looking for new home for Maid

Post by nichib » Wed, 04 Jun 2008 7:00 pm

Does anyone know of anyone leaving Singapore who would like to find a good home for their home help/maid ? I am moving in July and wanted to find someone who was used to working in an Australian family- just thought I would ask around and this forum seemed like a good place. many thanks

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Post by kirstyL » Fri, 13 Jun 2008 3:05 pm

Hi,

I am leaving and looking for a good home for my maid. I have four kids and she looks after all of them with limited help from my very unhelpful mother-in-law! She is really very good, trust worthy and speaks english really quite well. She can cook western foods as well as local. She is 36 yrs old from Indonesia. Current salary is S$400 p/mth with 2 sundays off a month. If you are interested to interview her please email me at kirstylaili@hotmail.com. I am leaving at the end of June, although my husband will remain until the end of the year. I would like to find her an employer before I leave, even if she is not to start immediately.

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Post by cait » Sat, 14 Jun 2008 8:37 am

Hi there. I am moving to Singapore in July too (from Sydney)and am also looking for a maid. We have two small boys and would love to find a wonderful person to help out. It would be great if anyone can point me in the right direction...

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Post by nichib » Sat, 14 Jun 2008 9:22 am

Cait - hi there, when are you arriving ? Do you know where you will be living ? It would be good to meet up. I have a 2yr old boy and 1 yr old girl. once I am able to PM I can send you details of agencies for maids and my email address if you are interested in chatting before we both move up. We are fom Syd but have been in Melbourne this past year. My husband goes tomorrow and will start looking for us.
kirsty I will email you regarding you maid - we def could be interested. thanks

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Post by cait » Sat, 14 Jun 2008 10:49 am

My husband is going at the end of June and we will be going about the 12th July. I have a 2 boys, 4 1/2 and 2y.o. We have got a condo about a 5 minute walk to AISS (Max starts in July). Where are you going to be? I would love to catch up/ swap info etc... How exciting/new/scary

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Post by Kells » Wed, 18 Jun 2008 4:08 pm

I moved from Melbourne to Singapore in January this year with 2 children aged 5 1/2 and 3 1/2, who both attend AIS. I found it to be quite an easy transition for them, though they have missed family. Would recommend you set you family and friends up on skype or something similar as it makes it much easier for young children to talk to family and friends back at home when they can see a familiar face.

If you have any particular queries i'm more than happy to help as i know how dauting a move such as this with kids can be

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Post by Stego » Wed, 18 Jun 2008 5:37 pm

My family is also making the move from Melbourne to Singapore - but not until December. I have a son aged 5 1/2 currently in Prep and a 3 1/2 year old daughter. We have both of them on the waiting list for AISS for 2009 (Year 1 and Preschool). Do most Australian expats send their kids to AISS? Cait - was is difficult to find a condo near the school? What are the good suburbs near the school?

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Post by cait » Thu, 19 Jun 2008 10:49 am

Hi Stego, there are not a lot of condo's around the school. I think we looked at pretty much all of them (about 11 in total). We are at Goldenhill park which has fantastic facilities (esp. for kids) and I think the best (obviously!!). The Chuan is brand new but much smaller and not many available because of the two year lease thing. Also, Springbloom was pretty good, a bit older but bigger, as it seems to be...I wanted to be close to the school so we can walk but it seems as if a lot of people put their kids on the bus (even pre-scoolers as there is a "bus auntie").

We also looked at Thomson and Novena but you need a car as its on the other side of the expressway (if want to do own drop offs).

We had an absolutely fantastic agent who organised everything for us, drove us around, negotiated price etc. if you want her details, let me know and I will see what I can do.

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Post by cait » Thu, 19 Jun 2008 10:55 am

Hi Kells,

Thanks for that about skype. A friend of mine who moved to London just emailed me all the details for it.

Re: Singapore Do you have a maid? How did you go about getting one? I am still trying to get my head around it but would love an extra set of hands... I haven't done any research into it yet as still trying to organise this side of things. Any info or advice you can offer to make the transition more smooth would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Anyone looking for new home for Maid

Post by hillview2006 » Wed, 25 Jun 2008 10:21 pm

nichib wrote:Does anyone know of anyone leaving Singapore who would like to find a good home for their home help/maid ? I am moving in July and wanted to find someone who was used to working in an Australian family- just thought I would ask around and this forum seemed like a good place. many thanks
My indonesian maid is urgently looking for new family. reason we released her - she needs 4 off day in a month(currently she had 2days) due to her computer class and nursing class falls every sunday. Due to my job, i cant afford to give her every sunday off day.

she's very good with young kids, and know how to care for dog.
good in cooking - ranges from indian, chinese, malay food and for the past 6 months she learned lots of western food receipe from us.

please call her directly 8257 9280. if you need for info call me 9199 2016 for

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Post by nichib » Sun, 29 Jun 2008 7:51 pm

Hi Cait - Hope your plans are coming along. I am still trying to post enough to PM you my details - can you PM yet. if so I would love to get your details so we can plan to catch up as we arrive there within a week of each other. My boy is 2 and 2 months so I would love him to have a boy buddy to play with ! let me know of you can send me your details. Same goes for anyone else moving I would love to catch up with anyone.

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Post by nichib » Sun, 29 Jun 2008 7:55 pm

Kells wrote:I moved from Melbourne to Singapore in January this year with 2 children aged 5 1/2 and 3 1/2, who both attend AIS. I found it to be quite an easy transition for them, though they have missed family. Would recommend you set you family and friends up on skype or something similar as it makes it much easier for young children to talk to family and friends back at home when they can see a familiar face.

If you have any particular queries i'm more than happy to help as i know how dauting a move such as this with kids can be
Hi Kels - can you tell me about getting into playgroups or mothers groups ? I am keen to get into something like this asap I have a great one here in Melbourne and will miss it alot ! I agree Skype is fab- we moved from Sydney to Melb only year ago and it has been a great way to stay in touch. where abouts are you living are you open to any more friends? :)

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Post by cait » Fri, 11 Jul 2008 4:25 am

Hi Nic, We are actually moving tyoday!!! OMG! Would love to catch up and definitely already looking forward to a good coffee. I may not have access to a computer in the first week or so but will definitely send you an email just as soon as I do. I grew up in Waverley/Bronte and lived in Sydney all my life (apart from 3 1/2 years o.s before marriage, kids...) Talk soon, Cait: email is caitlin.a.cotter@gamail.com

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