Hi Angel,this is ridiculous.
they came to visit us with a consultant in Feb 2012 (it is now march 2012), and we agreed on the costs, etc.
they provided 2 pre-paid envelopes for us to send them paperwork and cheques.
i sent them the deposit as agreed ($700 at that time) in their own pre-paid envelope.
more than 2 weeks later, we did not hear from them so i contacted them about sending me a receipt for my cheque.
they got their "finance director" to contact me and this person said, "oh, we have not received your cheque but we have decided to make everyone who book in may, pay extra".
now the truth is, did they or did they not receive my cheque? if they did, it is a binding agreement for the agreed fee when they came to consult. if they "did not" receive my cheque, they can claim we never agreed on the price.
there is no legal document and they did not provide me with any legal provision that they have the freedom to any how jack up their prices as they wish.
so claiming that they have decided to make everyone who book in may 2012 pay extra, is EXTORTION. so what if they are very busy or fully booked or whatever? they have said previously that if they are fully booked, they will NOT book any more clients. at no time did they say they are going to EXTORT or jack up their prices.
if you do more research into PEM, you will find that 8 or 9 out of 10 people who have engaged them are NOT happy with their services. so what if they provide "unlimited" exchange of confinement nanny? their nannies are lousy! some nannies even said they didn not go through any special training with PEM. just some couple hours of talks.
the reason PEM can claim they are very popular and have the most number of licence applications with MOM is simply because they advertise VERY heavily. every month in almost every mother/baby magazine, they have a FULL page full colour advertisement.
i was going to sign up with PEM but after this incident, i do not trust them at all. they have no integrity! they are basically lying and trying to extort money.
the last agency i went with, unfortunately currently has problems with MOM. but their integirty was SUPERB. and the nanny they sent us was VERY GOOD and very reliable and serious. that agency actually let us pay the deposit ONE month before i was due. and i could pay the whole package in 6 instalments. this is called TRUST. they trust us and we can trust them. they did not require us to pay upfront and did not try to extort us when they were going to be fully booked.
PEM is embarrassing compared to my previous agency.
Oh they actually get more money frm u? I engage them in 2009, the service is ok for me... The nanny come is also gd, i have engage the nanny again this time too... Think it depends on each nanny, some is gd some may be bad...
The nanny i got is gd, what ever things i request she will listen to me... We talk before she start works... she cook for my hubby and my daughter, sometime she even help to feed my elder ger... To me over all the nanny is gd, this time round i employ her again but not tru agents, i contact her myself... I due on 29 June... Agents now increase very high... Heard that there is 1 at hourbour front too, that one alot of bad feedback, i don't dare to try them...Hi Jenni
How good is their service? I mean is their nanny send to you was good enough? When is due? so you have book them already?
1st time i want to get from agency so a bit hesitating to get from which 1
hi jenni,The nanny i got is gd, what ever things i request she will listen to me... We talk before she start works... she cook for my hubby and my daughter, sometime she even help to feed my elder ger... To me over all the nanny is gd, this time round i employ her again but not tru agents, i contact her myself... I due on 29 June... Agents now increase very high... Heard that there is 1 at hourbour front too, that one alot of bad feedback, i don't dare to try them...
Work permit apply online will do lor... as for health check i donno if there is a need, my 1st nanny i emplor myself too, i didn't apply for work permit, she jus come work 2 weeks go back chop and back again...hi jenni,
how do you apply for the work permit and the health checks?
ummm so you don't know if the nanny has infectious diseases?Work permit apply online will do lor... as for health check i donno if there is a need, my 1st nanny i emplor myself too, i didn't apply for work permit, she jus come work 2 weeks go back chop and back again...
My 1st nanny is into by my relative, my 2nd is by agent, for agent they will have the nanny to do all check up everything so is ok, this time i employ back my 2nd nanny, she is still with agent jus i book her myself without going tru the agent. For the check up is up to u weather u wan her to do the check up or not. If u don wan to do all this ur own maybe u go book by agent, they will have all done like check up or work permit.ummm so you don't know if the nanny has infectious diseases?
yes the nannies are not usually too bad. it is the PEM company that has a problem trying to rip people off just becoz it is "dragon year".i engaged a confinement nanny from PEM when i gave birth in Nov last year. thank god the nanny they send to my home was good n able to speak english....reason being my hubby is indian n although im chinese....my mandarin is not that fantastic.....
the nanny cooked for me n hubby n washes all the clothes including my hubby's.
That's great, PEM Confinement Nanny Agency is the best Nanny Agency in Singapore and they provide a well experienced nannies for confinements. The nannies from PEM Agency will provide a good services. I think all mummies will be happy with the services of PEM Agency. I hope every one is happy who engaged a nanny from PEM for their confinement.i used PEM too, my auntie is really good and the staff who serve me is pretty friendly ancing_wub: