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Part time maid to help with our newborn twins

Postby taleske » Fri, 06 Jan 2012 7:30 am

Hi There

My husband and I are relocating to Singapore from Australia next month for my husbands work. We are expecting twins in june, We would like to get a part time maid to help with the cleaning, washing and also with the newborns.

We wouldn't need someone full time, I was thinking maybe 4 hours in the morning, 4 days a week.

How do i go about finding someone like this and could someone please give me an estimated cost?

We will obviously be looking more when we arrive but I'm just trying to get my head around it all before we get there!

Thank you in advance

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Postby the lynx » Fri, 06 Jan 2012 10:34 am

For cleaning, you can try Amah On Wheels (there are links on this forum, you can use Search function for starters).

I personally never tried them. Never needed to but many expats here do use their services and I think they can share their experience with you.

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Postby carteki » Fri, 06 Jan 2012 10:55 am

You'll probably find that for the amount of time you're looking for it will cost you less to get a full time maid. I don't know what the salaries are, but check out the forum for more info.

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Postby nutnut » Fri, 06 Jan 2012 11:39 am

I was about to say the same.

If you go for part time then you may have different maids coming and going rather than one person who knows you, your place and the twins. Also, the hourly rate is fairly hefty for a part time maid, to pay a full time maid would probably work out cheaper.

When it comes to finding a good full time maid, it's a bit of a mine field, however, if you have a friend with good maid who can get their maid to recommend you a good maid, I found this worked well with us, we hit the bullseye with our first maid and the kids love her and she is a hard worker.

It's very normal to have a full time live in maid in Singapore, don't hesitate to have one if you are comfortable with this.
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Re: Part time maid to help with our newborn twins

Postby wannamove » Fri, 06 Jan 2012 11:43 am

taleske wrote:Hi There

My husband and I are relocating to Singapore from Australia next month for my husbands work. We are expecting twins in june, We would like to get a part time maid to help with the cleaning, washing and also with the newborns.

We wouldn't need someone full time, I was thinking maybe 4 hours in the morning, 4 days a week.

How do i go about finding someone like this and could someone please give me an estimated cost?

We will obviously be looking more when we arrive but I'm just trying to get my head around it all before we get there!

Thank you in advance


Part-time maids are expensive. I have someone come in for 4 hours a week - 4 times a month and I pay around 300 SGD for the same. I know it would be cheaper to have a full-time maid but I prefer it this way. And my maid does only household chores and not baby-sitting. Hope this helps.


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