A Guide To Hiring A Confinement Nanny in Singapore 2022

Time and tide wait for no one. 2022 is a bit of a happy year for us in Singapore since the borders opened to our neighbour Malaysia around April. This also brings up the fact that borders can close and the nation can go into lock down, but your pregnancy still progresses along. Of course, with the open borders, we see the flow of traffic going into and out of the country, which also allows more nannies to come in. Whether it be maids or babysitters or confinement nannies. Whether you have just about to give birth and/or are looking to hire a confinement nanny, but just don’t know how, we’ve got just the guide for you right here!

The hard way

There is a tough way to do things and then there is an easy, breezy way to do things, just like everything else in life.

You have two options for hiring your confinement nanny. The arduous task of recruiting one on your own. Then there’s the simple option of going to a reputable agency and having them handle everything for you!

Freelance confinement nannies

We’ll assume that you’re reading this blog because you’re looking to hire a confinement nanny rather than just reading it for some light entertainment on a quiet afternoon because you’re here.

One of the “Wh-” inquiries is the first one you should ask. “Where?” in particular. Yes, where do you begin your search for a nanny for confinement?

Actually, they can be found almost anywhere if you know where to look. Recommendations from others, chat groups or forums, and agencies (we’ll get to that later) are the top three that are convenient for you.

For the time being, we’ll concentrate on the first two options: referrals from other mothers and searching in groups or forums.

Now, before we go any further, you’re probably thinking to yourself, “How much, ah?”

That’s a reasonable issue, but keep in mind that prices don’t always represent the quality of care.

According to our sources, the fees of hiring freelance confinement nannies can be significant, with prices ranging from $3,000 to $6,000. Additional charges such as their work permission, tax, additional fee per baby, gratuity, transportation, medical insurance, health checks, and so on are not included.


Let’s talk about the process now that the pricing is out of the way. You’ve looked online and identified a few potential candidates. Either that, or you’ve gotten a lot of advice from other mummies. Regardless of the route you took, you now have a list of potential nannies to consider.

So, what exactly are you waiting for? Make contact with them and arrange an interview. You can’t always tell if someone is a good fit for you until you talk to them and connect with them, no matter how highly recommended they are, right?

You might want to ask them a few questions during the interview, such as about their history, training/experience, and how they’d handle specific situations, such as if your baby suddenly had a fever (after all, infants have under-developed immune systems and anything can put them under the weather).

Remember, the purpose of this interview is to determine whether or not the nanny you’re considering employing will be able to handle all of the responsibilities that come with the title of “confinement nanny,” as well as whether or not they’ll be able to meet your specific requirements. After all, everyone’s needs are different. What may have worked perfectly for a friend or someone else, may not work for you.


The issue about a freelance nanny is that you only ever engage with and contract with that one nanny. What if she is unable to work due to illness?

You also won’t have to bother about the time-consuming work permit paperwork if you hire a local confinement nanny. Regardless matter whether you hire a local nanny or one from another country, there is no guarantee of the nanny’s talents or experience.

What happens if you don’t like the nanny after you hire her? With a freelancer, you’d have to go through the entire process of searching, interviewing (and, if necessary, completing the work permit application), and then observing their performance.

But wait, you might be thinking, that’s the difficult way…

Isn’t there a more convenient way to conduct this entire confinement thing? Something about a “easy, breezy manner to do things” was suggested earlier.

Simple Method

Yes, you are entirely correct. Let us make things easy for you right now by telling you how to hire a confinement nanny in the simplest manner.

PEM Confinement Nanny Agency

A Guide To Hiring A Confinement Nanny in Singapore 2022 - PEM

First and foremost, we’ll let you in on a little secret: with over 30 years of expertise in the confinement industry and a workforce of well over 400 active nannies, you’ll be hard-pressed not to find a nanny with us!

Remember all those annoyances we talked about earlier? Don’t worry, we’ve already taken care of them. All of our well-trained nannies are chomping at the bit to get started! There’s no need to be concerned about work permits or no-shows. We’ll take care of those for you since if your nanny isn’t up to par, we’ll give you a complimentary replacement. There’s no need to go through the difficulties of an interview or an application.

In addition to all of that, we ensure that our nannies are all healthy and are required to go for regular health screenings so you and your family’s safety as well as health are all ensured.

If you trust word-of-mouth recommendations, that’s understandable. We have served over 25,000 highly satisfied mummies in Singapore, so, ask around and see how many bells our PEM Confinement Nanny Agency will ring! So, put away your search browsers and stop looking for “confinement lady Singapore” and “confinement nanny Singapore” because we are here for you!

  • PEM Confinement Nanny Agency

    We are a group of frontliners and support team members who are passionate about sharing our knowledge and experience in confinement care. Representing the largest confinement nanny agency in Singapore which has served over 250,000 mothers in over 30 years, we are all about sharing useful and insightful information based on our experience to help new parents navigate this exciting chapter of their life better.