Most families find it hard to manage work and kids, with no support from a third person, especially when both the parents are employed. Nannies play an important role in Dubai in such families. However, along with hiring a nanny or any other domestic help, comes a certain amount of extra responsibility. The family hiring a nanny has to make sure that they are responsible for the safety and well-being of the nanny. You can hire a live in nanny or one who comes for an agreed number of hours daily.
What to look for in a nanny
A nanny should not be misunderstood for a housemaid. Nannies are supposed to act as a support to parents. In most families, they take the responsibility of a co-parent. So when appointing a nanny, you have to check if the nanny is qualified and capable of helping out with the education and well-being of your child. You should not expect a nanny to help with the housework. They are specifically appointed to look after your child’s needs. A nanny is expected to
- Provide care such as bathing, dressing
- Prepare nutritious meals
- Managing the washing, ironing of kids’ clothes.
- Keeping the toys and play area neat and tidy
- Playing with the kids, organizing parties for them
- Attend baby classes, outings to the park, library etc
- Developing child’s knowledge and creativity through play
How to sponsor a nanny
You have to meet certain eligibility criteria before hiring your nanny. The first point is you have to sponsor your nanny. Only families are allowed to hire nannies. Single mothers are also allowed the liberty of having a nanny, if they meet the financial standards. Please go through the below link to know more about how to sponsor your nanny. http://gulfstay.com/blog/uae-visas/765-procedures-for-sponsoring-maid-in-dubai
Using the services of an agency to find a nanny
The safest option to hire a nanny is to go through a reliable agency. This way, you can be assured of quality service and can rely on the signed agreement/ contract in case the nanny appointed does not meet your standards. Also there are lower chances of getting unqualified nannies.
Also it is illegal to hire local nannies without following the rules and regulations as specified in the above paragraph. An agency will help you to complete all the legal procedures and save you of all the paperwork and formalities. You will have to fill out an application form with your requirements of the nanny. Most nannies are also asked to complete an application form providing their personal details and information about their experience, qualifications and employment history. The reasons for any gaps in employment should also be checked.
The agency should make sure that the people appointed as nannies meet the following criteria
- English Literacy/Language Skills- Its always best to hire a nanny who is aware of your language, or atleast English for the sake of your kids.
- Education degree (Diploma)-including the original certificate of qualification.
- Required government training course available
- CPR and First Aid certifications
- Nanny, Caregiver, Eldercare certifications
- Medical Exams
- Character References-at least two references to confirm the competence and suitability
- Experience Photos
- Criminal background checks
- Identity checks including driving licence, passport or birth certificate
Video Interviews and telephonic interviews should be facilitated for the clients. If possible, it is best to have the client and nanny meet in person. This way both the parties involved can have a firsthand impression of each other. The nanny and sponsor should sign the mandatory unified employment contract before the hiring and starting work. The contract covers all aspects of the nannies’ employment, including work hours and work conditions. It also covers details such as allowances, vacation times and provision of airplane tickets by the employer.
List of Popular agencies
Busy Bees Dubai Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 00971-50-7090626 00971-4-3713320
Royal nannies is a well known, competent agency, whose parent office is in the UK. They have their agency in Dubai. http://www.royalnannies.com/international-nanny-and-governess-services
BESPOKE BRTISH NANNIES OFFICE 605, 6TH FLOOR THE FAIRMONT DUBAI, SHEIKH ZAYED ROAD DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES PO BOX: 75671 EMAIL: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org TEL: +971 4 311 6707 FAX: +971 4 332 8810
Easy Daily Maid Cleaning Services LLC P.O.Box: 50577 Damascus Road, Al Qussais Tel: +971 4 25 11 005 Fax: +971 4 25 11 006 Mobile: +91 50 8593461 Email: email@example.com http://www.easydailymaid.com/
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