Agency is up to u coz not all maid fr certain agency r gd, some small agency oso have gd maid.Thinking of employing a maid after I give birth.
Any agency to recommend and how much is the cost?
Hi Stonston,If you have contacts for maids who have ready passport and want to come to SG, you can go to MOM to apply on your own.
Agencies help you to source for the maid. Frankly, it depends alot on luck. Some agencies can give u good Indon maids, but their Filipino maids may not be good.
For my agent, the Indon (ex-msia) maids she gave us are all very good. But the Filipinos maids we got from them are nightmares. But wot's more impt is I've found my current maid who i find is ideal for my family.
Regarding expenses, I'm paying my maid $350 every month. $170 for levy. $20 - 50 per month for misc (see doc, food, sanitary pad, shampoo, soap, phone calls back to indonesia). every 6mths medical check up ard $20-30. then extra expenses for food n utilities (i estimate my food bill onli increase by ard $60 with maid cos she dun eat alot).
So total a safe estimate to set aside is ard $650 - $700 for employing a maid. haven add upfront u need to pay agent fees (my agent fees was $300++).
Hi how much do you pd for her bond, insurance and air ticket.I agreed. Mine was abt $550.
If u have contact or some ppl recomend u maid u can do self employing.
I'm doing it nw, I ask the maid do her passport then send me her details.
I will apply online at MOM site then within 1-2 days u can get a reply fr MOM.
Once approve u can apply for her bond, ins, air ticket.
U muz oso prepare a contact for the maid.
May i know which agency u go to? I'm thinkin of getting a maid for my new born and yet worry i cnt get a good ones.
U may PM me if its not so convenient to reveal it here.
Thank you for the information.
Is it better to go for agency? As I have heard some you can do it yourself,is it cheaper that way?
Agency is up to you coz not all maid fr certain agency are good, some small agency also have good maid.
Agent fee is diff coz it depend on agency charge.
Some agency need you pay everything 1 time, whereas so can allow every month payment, est is about 2500 - 3500 depend on maid loan also.
Maid's pay is about 300 min to max 800 but depend on maid exp etc.
Levy for taking care of elderly or kids is $170.
Yes, u can request maid to take care of bb at nite.sorry for out of topic ~ I am thinking of employing a maid to take care of my baby too but i knw maid cant take care of baby at midnite rite? As they cant work 24/7~ So why do mummies still employ maid to take care of baby?
taking care of newborn will the maid request for more pay bcoz of tat?:err:Yes, you can request maid to take care of baby at nite.
As long as you make sure she have enough rest, but make sure you let the maid know she is gg to take care of new born...
Alot of maid does not know how to take care of new born so you must make sure you teach them well.
My agency fee is only $88, They let me separate the payment of loan into 2 month installment. Maid loan $1800 (transfer maid just work for 4 mths) Fillipino maid. She is good also. Really depends on luck loh, my sis paid agency fee for 400+ but the maid not very good.
U have to tell the agent u r employing to take care of new born, if ur agent is gd they will recomend u...taking care of newborn will the maid request for more pay bcoz of that?:err: