This is a discussion on Any Kind Hearted Babysitter (whole day) to recommend to a single parents? within the Domestic Helper, Nanny and Confinement Lady forum, part of the You and Your Family category; I'm looking for a kind hearted babysitter behalf for my sis (single parents) as now her current babysitter is really ...
I'm looking for a kind hearted babysitter behalf for my sis (single parents) as now her current babysitter is really terrible, she know my sis situation from the start and she agree to help look after my niece for $500 (whole day from mon - sat) and when the days goes on this terrible babysitter keep on finding ways to increase the amount till now $700 (my niece is 3 yrs old tis year) and now recently she wanted to increase to $800 again!!! Her reason is now expenses is all going up!!! Does expenses going up concern my sis or my niece? Why is my niece still so skinny when she's such a big eater, my sis can only see her daughter getting a bit fat when she feed my niece herself on sat & sun..
My sis take home pay is only $1000+ and furthermore next year my niece gng to nursery, my sis gt to gave my parents $ as both my parents is not working, how can that cruel babysitter keep on increasing the amount since she know my sis situation from the start?
why not consider CC?
much better isnt it?
she learns more stuffs n interact with other kids.
timing wise is about 8am-7pm. but depending on which CC you go.
my girl CC opens arnd 730 am n closes at 8 pm.
pricewise also need to depend on which CC, but range of about 500 shld have since gov sub 300 already.
i personally prefer CCs than nanny cos i dont have to worry about nanny not feeding my girl n all.
in CC, they have routine meals n it is recorded on how much they ate.
also, they r professional caregivers who r trained n under supervison (of the principal) thus i dont have to worry about my girl being ill-treated.
just that no 1-1 treatment, which im comfortable cos my girl learn to be independent.
maybe you can advise your sister on that.
Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
Catty babe mentioned the nanny is from Mon-Sat, meaning Sat is also a full day?
If so i guess she has problem with CC coz CC only offers half days on Sat right?
hmmm, at least sat half day can get family to help? since most ppl dont work on sats.
Thanks for all the advice..
My sis need a babysitter from mon - fri (full day) and sat (half day), the reason why she cant put my niece in a childcare is due to my mum, my mum is a very unreasonable and unsupportive person no matter how we or even my dad pursue her, her answer is still a definately "NO"..
My sis now is staying with my parents at Bugis and her working place is at Jalan Besar now the current babysitter is at Hougang..
My sis just hope that she can find a babysitter real soon cos my niece will be gng nursery next year till now have not done any registration yet..
I'm sorry but after reading I'm confused.
1. Your mother does not allow your sister to put her child in CC? Then you mentioned your parents are not working that's why your sister need to give them allowance (this is very filial of your sister esp since she's not earning much already). So your mother can't help to look after your niece? & since your niece needs to attend nursery soon, why not just tell your mother that the CC is the nursery (well, it is the truth)?
2. Nursery class. Do enrol soon as cheaper schools may have full intake already. I think for most schools need 1 month deposit & purchase uniform.
3. Babysitter. Hougang is really very far! You can try asking around for babysitter that's nearer either to workplace or home so that travelling time & money is saved. For most of the babysitter's i've asked, $500 - 600 is for infants and usually when they start eating solid foods add $50 for ingredients. For 3yo kiddo it's usually around $400-600 also. Some parents provide the food (cook & put in thermos) so I dont't see why the babysitter is charging so much!
4. Childcare. Given your sister's situation, putting her in non-profit CC may be the cheaper option. They do open on Sat half day. I think they will be able to give her further subsidy due to her income range. Or she can approach the MP for more subsidies on the CC arrangement.
Empty vessels make the most noise
my mum location is at yio chu kang. pm if location is ok,,
Erm think there's some mummies are quite confused about my sis situation..
Firstly, my sis need a babysitter to take care of my niece from mon throughout sat afternoon, meaning my niece got to stay at the babysitter place from mon - sat afternoon, my sis can only fetch her back home on sat afternoon and got to bring her back to the babysitter place on sun night..
Reason: Cos my mum is a super very unreasonable type person, she dont't allow my sis to bring her(niece) home and my sis got no choice and cant goes against my mum cos my mum will use the excuses say "this is my house, you not happy can dont stay" attitude..
So now everyone got my meaning? Childcare, day care babysitter all is a not a solution to solve her problem..
Is your mum willing to take care of my niece throughout the week (staying over from mon-sat)?
If she's willing, can kindly pm your mum or your number to me so that i can check with my sis and ask her to give your a call personally if she dont't mind..
Oh! If staying over then I think $800 is reasonable because they need to look after the child 24/7, also no 'freedom'. But no harm looking around for another babysitter who is willing to accomdate. Too bad my aunt is too old already, cos she used to be a baby sitter and i had many 'cousins' who stayed over at her place since they were babies till they study in sec sch!
i'll help you ask around
oh you mean your sis niece sleeps over at baby sitters house? from mon to sat issit? and your mum who is not working is not willing to take care of your niece her grandaughter? if half day i can help take care... ;p
ya, i think $800 is market rate for whole day and night. I have a good babysitter at tamp to recommand actually, but charges, i think also the same, she also take care full day and night with some kids before. Used to babysit my son also. I check with her again.....
Between can ask you why your mother dont't allow your neice to go home and stay? sorry to say this, but a bit cruel loh....
by the way, your niece is it very active type of gal??? actually i can also help, cos i think 3 yr old gal should be easy to take care bah, cos i also ever take care of my neiece before like that age....
I have my mum and maid to help out, but if she stay over night then she will have to sleep with me and my son temporary for about 2 to 3 months...
yeah, im also quite curious why ya parents dont allow your sis to bring her child back?
Regarding my mum problem, sad to say that maybe we are ill-fated to have this kind of mother, even when i'm divorced with my ex husband that period, she dont even let me move back home to stay..
ouh....very traditional kind of mum?
but ya sis is living with your mum isit?
If your sister dont mind, maybe my mum and I can help to babysit....but i stay tampines, is it far for her?
Can pm me if interested
goodness me.. that is really alot. myself and my maid can take care of yr niece. If yr sis can send and pick up evveryday, i dont mind charge 12dollars per day, monthly about 288dollars. But if she sleep over, then wld 500dollars. If yr sis keen, she can contact me 97793820
wow tats so nice of cakhcakh babe~~~
we never know when we really need ppl's help.
if my mum not working now, im sure she wud be glad to help too, cos she did help to babysit a few kids when we were younger but now she is working so cant!
tts the reason why i like kids from young!