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Domestic worker/Nanny - info required

Postby PöLö1.4... » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:35 am

Hi All,

So I am in a position of hiring a domestic worker/Nanny for my 3 month old.

The worker/nanny would not be living in.
Is there any advice that you can offer? Any websites or agencies that worked for you?

What is the normal rate? for an 8-5 job 5 days a week.

My baby would be with my parents, however the nanny/domestic worker would be assisting with duties around the house and if required with the baby.

Appreciate any feedback.

Thanks

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Postby 1 Eyed Monkey » Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:03 am

Good luck!
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Postby MrMazda » Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:36 am

Readers sometimes have ads at the back of the local newspapers for domestic workers, often with references. many years ago we employed an older domestic worker based upon such an ad and references from two of her previous employers, needless to say she eventually almost became part of our family. GL

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Postby TD HIGH » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:31 pm

MrMazda wrote:Readers sometimes have ads at the back of the local newspapers for domestic workers, often with references. many years ago we employed an older domestic worker based upon such an ad and references from two of her previous employers, needless to say she eventually almost became part of our family. GL


Exactly this. its the best way to go about it. Pay wise will also depend on what duites. we paid our lady a extra 2k to help out with our baby.
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Postby PöLö1.4... » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:47 pm

Thanks so far for the responses guys

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Postby 1 Eyed Monkey » Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:23 pm

Mine is utterly useless with domestic chores, but is brilliant with my son - hence I have kept her.
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Postby PöLö1.4... » Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:33 pm

What about health checks etc? could you ask a worker to go for screening seeing as though they would be around an infant?

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Postby TD HIGH » Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:37 pm

PöLö1.4... wrote:What about health checks etc? could you ask a worker to go for screening seeing as though they would be around an infant?


Of course and if they dont want to move onto the next one.
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Re: Domestic worker/Nanny - info required

Postby MrMazda » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:27 am

TD HIGH wrote:
PöLö1.4... wrote:What about health checks etc? could you ask a worker to go for screening seeing as though they would be around an infant?


Of course and if they dont want to move onto the next one.


It's just amazing how things has changed in the last 30 odd years. Back then health of the domestic workers or even gardeners etc were never even thought of now one has to be extremely careful

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Postby Morne777 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:35 pm

I emailed you bud hope your email is correct?
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Postby PöLö1.4... » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:57 am

Thanks Bud, received your email.
I did go through the local classifieds and met with 3 of the ladies and I am happy with one of them.

Appreciate all the feedback.

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Postby marzbars » Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:43 pm

Worst experience we ever had, 4 nannies in 2 weeks, one was drinking my single malt by the bottle while she was supposed to look after my kids, one stole a third of my wife's clothing the other left my kids alone to run to the shop for airtime

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Postby J-10-M » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:02 pm

marzbars wrote:Worst experience we ever had, 4 nannies in 2 weeks, one was drinking my single malt by the bottle while she was supposed to look after my kids, one stole a third of my wife's clothing the other left my kids alone to run to the shop for airtime


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