No. This is only for Singaporeans or PRs as you earlier noticed but yes, there are people who abuse the system so some agencies or other companies even advertise availabilities of for example British nannies. The lady we hired is Singaporean but she works like a full time one all together for 2 different employers. In a sense she is a living out nanny (we don't want her to do the cleaning stuff).marco2002 wrote:Maybe an example will better explain what i mean:
Lets say a quality, English speaking nanny is in singapore on a working permit. If she wants to stay in Singapore, living out, she needs to find a way to legally stay here and work.
Would it be possible for Nanny to arrange to be employed by an agency but pay her own levy, insurance and find her own part-time employers?
LOID'Z wrote:movingtospore wrote:I've seen a bunch of posts on here about looking for p-t helpers. But has anyone had any luck hiring someone full-time, but live out? I'm a bit fed up with a live in situation, but would like to have someone come in every day if possible, 12-8 pm, and then on Saturday, as both my husband and I work f/t. Just wondering, didn't seem like too many people had much success with this route.[/quote...
sorry its my first here
We are an expat family looking for a nanny, live out and are new to hiring nanny, so could use some advice.
So we are looking for a nanny, who is willing to do both babysitting and light housework. 4-6 hours a day/5 days per week. Live out, meaning have own accommodation.
After reading online, it seems that only Singaporean/PR can do that. What about nannies employed by agencies, but they arrange this by themselves (ie pay their own levy etc) is this an option? We would like just one nanny, and not many different nannies.
So any info or advice on the following questions would be much appreciated:
- Are there nannies that can do (legally) live out?
- If so, how do they manage, names of agencies?
- What would be price by per month?
- Can you recommend any nanny or agency?
If she is on PR or is a citizen, it is LEGAL to live out.Krisa wrote:..
Regarding legal issues, our helper is originally from the Philippines but has has been living out and working legally in Singapore for many many years (possibly before the government made it illegal to do so). She works through an agency.
Well unless you have a really legit reason to, you probably might be over-paying and over-pampering your helper (IMHO).movingtospore wrote:I'd rather hire one legit, that's for sure. $2000+ mo is a lot tho! But then again, we spend about $1000/mo now on salary + that stupid levy, have a given up a room we could really use, paid extra for insurance, health care costs, courses...not to mention the never ending requests for extra time off, money in advance, boyfriend issues, on and on.
At the end of the day maybe it isn't really that much more if you find someone good. And fewer headaches.
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