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Finding a confinement nanny in Singapore is relatively easy. There are many well-known confinement agencies and even freelance nannies for you to choose from. But is it really that easy? Well, yes and no. Hiring a confinement nanny may be easy, but will she fit your budget? Will she fit your needs? That is the hard part. The reason is that not every one of them will meet your requirements. Sometimes, it takes consultation after consultation to finally find one confinement nanny that’s perfect for you, only to find out that she’s been booked for the period you need.
So, how do you find a confinement nanny that fits your budget and needs?
That’s what we’re here to share.
It pays to be early in your search for a confinement nanny. This way, there is no rush. You get more time to make your decision, and there is a lower chance of hiring one that you might find unsuitable.
In order for your needs to be met, you need to know what exactly you need. The same applies to when you’re finding a confinement nanny. Ask yourself questions. How much is your budget? For how long do you want a confinement nanny? Would you prefer one that stays with you temporarily or one that doesn’t? How much do you want her to be doing for you and your future newborn?
It helps to discuss the plan with your spouse. It might also help to get advice from friends and family members who have had the experience. The more you ask, the more you learn about what you need, and the easier it is during consultations.
Know the Type You Want
Now that you know what you need, it’s time to take action. But first things first – confinement agency or freelance confinement nanny?
With so many confinement agencies out there, there is no limit to your choices. But, now armed with knowledge and questions, you will be able to filter out agencies that are out of your budget or don’t sit within what you want. Most of these agencies have a website. Just from the websites and confinement nanny reviews there, you will be able to narrow your selections. And these might be the ones you contact for consultations for better understanding for both parties.
As for freelancers, should you prefer this option, there are a lot more to consider. Aside from the standard package they offer in terms of taking care of mother and baby, there are a couple more fees that you might not have thought you would need. For instance, insurance. Would you need to cover insurance fees for your confinement nanny? This is just in case she gets injured during her service with you. Without insurance, you as her employer will have to cover any medical expenses should anything happen to her.
So, before moving on to the next step, you should make a decision on this first.
Go For Consultation Sessions
Regardless of who you are going to hire, a consultation session is a must. This is the time for you to ask your burning questions and to share what you will need during your confinement period. Go into more detail with your inquiries and inform the agency or freelancer of your situation and plans.
Besides that, listen to what they have to say and offer to see if they align with what you are looking for. Laying it all out on the table right from the get-go makes the consultations straightforward and efficient. Ask questions regarding the specialisation of the nannies, her experience, how she handles certain situations, and of course, the fees and charges. This way, you are many steps closer to your final decision.
Finding a confinement nanny is a whole process. But when you know what you want, it is half the job done. When in confinement ladies must focus on their recovery while they take care of their little ones. So, a confinement nanny plays a very important role, sort of as a bridge between mother and child, and providing support.
As a little note, when you see a confinement nanny in Singapore, she might not be a Singaporean confinement nanny. Many are actually Malaysians who bring their expertise in traditional practices of mummy and baby care across the border.
Here at PEM Confinement Nanny Agency, regardless of whether she is a Singaporean confinement nanny or a Malaysian, she goes through training and is certified as a confinement nanny before she takes on any job. From breastfeeding methods to baby hygiene practices to postpartum care, our nannies are up for the task.
So hit us up via phone, email, or even an enquiry form, and we will get back to you as soon as we can for a commitment-free consultation.