This is a discussion on CONFINEMENT LADY RATEs within the Domestic Helper, Nanny and Confinement Lady forum, part of the You and Your Family category; Hi Mummies, May i know what is the confinement lady rates now? Am expected to deliver in 2011 Feb. I ...
May i know what is the confinement lady rates now?
Am expected to deliver in 2011 Feb.
I was quoted $2400, is it too expensive?
usually the market rate of CL is btwn 1.8k - 2k. but lik what lekdao said, if urs is CNY period then 2.4k is okay. in fact if it is CNY period, 2.4k is consider cheap =)
Last edited by lekdao; 25-08-2010 at 10:18 PM.
I've enquired a few agencies....mostly are frm Msia.....the charges for CNY
frm $2980 to $3k (GPLS and PEM agencies) to $3500 (quoted by Thomson Medical Centre - Parentcraft).
The price is too steep....Am thinking of getting confinement tingkat - Chilli Padi. Anyone has comment on this Chilli Padi confinement tingkat? Pls share your views. Thks.
if non- Cny period, it is TOO expensive ... Sometime I feel the confinement ladies are really too much.. From $1800 in 2007, to $1900-2000 in 2008, then $2.2k then $2.4k... Keep going up.. I dont;t mind if they are goof but some only so-so but want premium price. The more we give in, the more they ask. Believe me or not, in yr 2012 the rate may it $2.5k if we are submissive.
Mine was around S$2.1K cos' mine fally exactly within CNY period......
The price difference coz they more or less the CL will help to take care of the elder kid. when i delivered my 2nd baby, thou at home there is maid, in-law and hubby around, but the kid will find CL to play with her coz kid wanna attention, new ppl and new things.
More then 10 years ago the rates are about $1.2k to $1.5k, now incraesed to $1.8-$2k.
Last edited by lekdao; 27-08-2010 at 04:33 PM.
$1.8k -$1.9k is reasonable. Some asked for more than $2k...which I think too expensive. Because if we have never use them before we may not know if they are good or bad and its all depend on words of mouth. I came across some who demand $2k and yet they cannot perform. I wanted to sack her but last min cannot get replacement. Worsre still, I have to prorate her wages base on $2k /28 days and the ang pow given during her arrival cannot take back.
I get annoyed when I heard some asking for $2.2k/28 days. dont't mind if they are A* worker, if not, we can only curse and swear.
Wages did not increase much during last few years but costs all went up. Confinement ladies' pay is up every year by 10% (faster than some of the MNC increment rate).
Ya, especially during our confinement period, we need help most.
So we need someone whom we can entrust our household and kids to.
If they cannot perform up to the standard, they only add on to our stress even during the period. Pay $ to suffer...
Really have to choose carefully.
true, their increment is way too much.
Way ahead of Singapore general inflation and wage increase.