A confinement nanny is the assistance that you didn’t know you need. Now you do! So what does a confinement nanny do? The answer is: A LOT. These include chores, caring for and doing the laundry for your baby and yourself, and many more. While freelance confinement nannies usually do not have a standard set of chores they will help out with and will discuss it with you before the service begins, proper confinement nanny agencies have a set list of responsibilities for the nannies to carry out, with the option for additional services. However, the prospect of having a complete stranger live in your house could be an uncomfortable experience. “What if she is a bad nanny?” and such questions are common before deciding to get a confinement nanny. If you have such questions, you’re in luck. Here are the things to take note of when deciding which nanny agency to go for.
What better way to gauge what a nanny is like other than seeing how she well has done in her previous jobs with other clients? Thanks to Google and Facebook, reviews, testimonials, and complaints of goods and services can be found all over the place. Take your time and read through the reviews to see what others have experienced first-hand. Pro tip: try finding the 3-star (out of 5) reviews. 3-star reviewers would usually go over both the good and the bad of their experiences, and are generally more reliable. Still, keep in mind that these experiences are subjective.
A good confinement nanny service provider should not only be excellent in providing services but also when it comes to pricing. Just like when you are shopping, do compare prices to find the best deal you can get with your budget. Pro-tip number 2: most confinement nanny agencies do offer different range of services for different price points. When checking prices, do not forget to check out what services are included at the price that you want so that you can get the most value for your money.
Training is a basic requirement for nannies before they are sent down to care for you and your baby. The good thing is that most confinement nanny agencies do disclose their nanny’s training on their website or brochures. Compare the training received by the nannies to ensure that your future nanny will know what they are doing. These include caring for you and your baby so that the service they provide is up to par with what you expect and what is promised, and no less.
It is true that we should never judge a book by its cover. However, when dealing with someone who will be living with you and caring for you for a period of time, it is important to trust your gut, so that you may avoid an unpleasant experience. First of all, look at how happy the nannies are to be working at the agency. This is usually a good indication of how they are treated by the agency. If an agency treats its nannies poorly, can they be trusted to provide high-quality services to you? Probably not. It also acts as a litmus test for the agency’s reliability and principles. Better judge and be safe than being sorry.
Now that you know what to look for, go out there and start searching. As a top nanny agency Singapore has to offer, PEM Confinement Agency offers a wide range of services at a fair price as well as professional nannies that will make your confinement a great one!