If you’re an expecting mother living in an Asian society, one quintessential feature of your post-delivery recovery would be engaging a confinement nanny, whether a freelancer or one from an agency. Given how taxing childbirth is on a woman’s body, the purpose behind hiring a confinement nanny is really to allow the mother more time and space to recover her strength whilst being supplemented with plenty of healthy and nutritious food.
For those who opt for freelance confinement nannies, you’d often hear people telling you to chope your nanny quickly especially if she’s a popular nanny. But if you’re going to engage a confinement nanny from an agency, it would also be best to start looking around for suitable agencies at the start of your 2nd trimester just so that you increase the pool of nannies available for your confinement period and increase the chances that the confinement nanny assigned would be able to meet your family’s needs as closely as possible.
However, due to the COVID-19 situation which continues to evolve, do make it a point to check with the agency about what safeguards they have in place, in the event that they deploy confinement nannies from Malaysia and the travel restrictions in Singapore are still in play. Better safe, than sorry.
Founded in 2004, AmyNanny is a confinement nanny agency which was set up following their founder’s difficult experience with childbirth and her keen awareness of the importance of mothers having a good recovery after childbirth. AmyNanny also strives to provide a personalised service to all mothers, so much so that their clients have continued to keep in touch with the agency even after the conclusion of their confinement period. In addition, AmyNanny makes it a point to remain contactable at all times so that they would be able to address their clients’ needs and concerns quickly.
As for the quality of their nannies, rest assured that AmyNanny also has a screening process in place whereby their nannies will all be trained with skillsets in baby care, breastfeeding techniques and confinement cooking. Their confinement nannies also have a good medical health record and have many years of experience.
For a quotation for their services, feel free to contact AmyNanny directly via telephone at +65 9782 5015 or drop them an email at [email protected].
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➁ Baby’s Whisperer
All confinement nannies who are with Baby’s Whisperer come with an average of more than 5 to 7 years of experience in taking care of babies; that’s where you can get the assurance that your babies are in good hands. Further, their confinement nannies are equipped to carry out both traditional and modern confinement practices i.e. you don’t have to accept a traditional confinement practice just for the sake of the same.
Baby’s Whisperer also prides themselves on having a strict streaming process of their confinement nannies. All confinement nannies are trained to give advice on breastfeeding techniques and maintain a high standard of hygiene. Baby’s Whisperer also offers a free replacement policy to cater for unforeseen circumstances. Nannies who have previously displayed bad attitude are blacklisted and will not be permitted to be in Baby’s Whisperer’s selection of nannies.
For their rates and packages, do contact Baby’s Whisperer at +65 8816 9013 or at [email protected].
➂ Confinement Angels
One of the more well-known confinement nanny agencies in Singapore, Confinement Angels aims to provide all parents with the “peace of mind” during their confinement period. Each nanny is required to attend a comprehensive and modern medical 88-hour Confinement Nanny Training Syllabus to imbue them with skills on baby safety as well as hygiene for infants. After the training is complete, the nannies are still subject to a further audit prior to being sent to Singapore for assignment.
Given the present COVID-19 situation and the fact that Confinement Angels’ nannies are predominantly from Malaysia, there is presently a delay in the deployment of nannies and Confinement Angels is doing their best to send local nannies to their clients in the interim. As the situation is changing, do approach Confinement Angels directly for an update on their movement of nannies.
Confinement Angels’ rates for their confinement nannies start from S$2,980 for a 28-day package. You’d have to top-up for a nanny with a 3 star rating or 5 star rating. You can get in touch with Linda or Trudy from Confinement Angels at +65 8828 8415 / +65 8822 9131 or [email protected] for a more detailed quotation according to your needs.
➃ Gladys Care 1987
Gladys Care 1987 was established by a confinement nanny who was herself a mother of 7. Gladys Care 1987 is keenly aware about postnatal concerns such as recovery from childbirth, caring for a newborn, nutrition and breastfeeding.
They offer a large variety of home care services ranging from a live in and live out confinement nanny (9am to 6pm), an “at home” babysitter, customised traditional pre or post-natal confinement diets, prenatal relaxing massages for mothers suffering from water retention, TCM lactation breast milk stimulating / engorgement massage treatment, and even a breast lifting and firming massage treatment for nursing mothers.
Whilst Gladys Care 1987’s rates are not readily available on their website, from what we gather from online sources we understand their rates to be at least S$3,000 for a 28-day package. You may also consider approaching Gladys Care 1987 directly (by telephone number at +65 8318 1949 or via email “[email protected]”) for their updated package details.
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➄ JIA Confinement
With more than 25 years of experience under their belt, JIA Confinement considers themselves a reputable confinement agency who provides post-natal services at an affordable price tag. All nannies have also been subject to a stringent screening process, and are trained in baby care, confinement cooking and keep a strict standard of hygiene.
If you wish to understand more about JIA Confinement’s rates, please contact Mrs Betty Sih (Mrs Lai) directly at +65 9459 9830 or [email protected] for more information. Otherwise, we gather from other online sources that their rates start from approximately S$2,600 for a 28-day package.
➅ Josian Services – Confinement Nanny Agency
Having offered confinement nanny services since 2008 (i.e. more than 12 years ago), Josian Services is an experienced confinement nanny agency who offers both a day-time (part-time from 9am to 6pm) nanny and live-in nanny confinement package. All nannies are required to undergo a screening in baby care, confinement food and hygiene habits.
Josian Services also makes it a point to assign a confinement nanny who would be suitable for the needs of each household so that this reduces the need for a replacement nanny in the event that there is a mismatch in expectations during the confinement services. They will also be in touch with you on the 4th or 5th day of your confinement journey just to check in on whether the confinement nanny assigned is performing her duties well and in accordance with the needs of your household. In the event that you do require a replacement nanny (after the 1st replacement), do note that any subsequent replacement confinement nanny will come at S$100 per replacement.
As the rates of the confinement nannies with Josian Services differs according to the type of residence that you stay in, the duration of your confinement, language requirements (and more), Josian Services offers a non-obligatory free consultation so that they can provide you a customised quote as per your needs. You may contact them via telephone or email at +65 9746 1883 or [email protected].
➆ Just Us Childcare & Eldercare Services
Armed with more than 20 years of experience in the management of childcare and eldercare services, Just Us Childcare & Eldercare Services offers both live-in and day-care confinement nanny services. Their confinement nannies specialise in assisting the mother to kick off a suitable feeding routine, baby care, nursing care, the preparation of confinement meals and more. Most importantly, their confinement nannies’ will ensure that new mothers have sufficient rest during their confinement period.
Given that the rates of their confinement nannies will differ as per the duties and responsibilities of the nanny, you can reach out to Just Us Childcare & Eldercare Services directly at +65 6299 4993 or +65 9699 8324 or [email protected] for more information.
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➇ Mommycare Confinement Nanny Services
The provision of quality confinement services is the foundation of confinement services provided by Mommycare Confinement Nanny Services. Their chief trainer, Mdm Au, has more than 15 years of experience and has also ben trained by Thomson Medical Centre in providing confinement care. Also, as Mdm Au has been running a successful Chinese herbs trading business for more than 20 years, Mommycare Confinement Nanny Services’ nannies are all trained in confinement food cooking. All nannies have also attended an Intensive In-house Confinement Care Training Programme with view of increasing their professionalism in the discharge of their duties.
As with other confinement nanny agencies, Mommycare Confinement Nanny Services also offers a free replacement policy in the event that a replacement nanny is required due to unforeseen circumstances. If you’re a first timer with Mommycare Confinement Nanny Services, you can also enjoy S$50 off their 28-day confinement nanny service packages. Do note that this promotion is subject to change without prior notice.
Do contact Mommycare Confinement Nanny Services at +65 9739 5078 or at [email protected] for more details on their package rates!
➈ NannySOS Confinement Nanny Agency
NannySOS Confinement Nanny Agency advocates for each mother to have a peaceful and restful confinement period. They provide both stay-in nanny and part-time confinement nannies who can be hired for a period of 14 days until 16 weeks prior to the child’s 1st birthday. Every nanny comes with an average of 5 years of experience, and you’d have a choice between both English and Mandarin speaking confinement nannies who will be pro-breastfeeding.
NannySOS Confinement Nanny Agency’s rates start at S$2,980 for a 28-day confinement nanny package (of course, for a confinement nanny with experience). However, if you are expecting twins or require a day-time confinement nanny as opposed to a live-in one, do approach NannySOS Confinement Nanny Agency directly for a customised quotation.
➉ Newlife Confinement Nanny Agency
Aiming to help new mothers enjoy their confinement period with their new baby, Newlife Confinement Nanny Agency provides its clients with professionally-trained confinement nannies with a guaranteed experience of between 3 to 10 years. Aside from confinement services, Newlife Confinement Nanny Agency also provides confinement herbal packages and post-partum recovery services.
Newlife Confinement Nanny Agency also provides the various profiles of their confinement nannies on their website so that potential clients can have a look at the profiles of their nannies before engaging them to provide confinement nanny services. Do contact them directly at +65 8180 8076 or +65 6352 0955, or at email@example.com for more information and a quotation.
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⑪ PEM Confinement Agency
Most would have probably heard of PEM Confinement Agency due to various social media influencers utilising their services and promoting the same on their social media platforms. Aside from the social media buzz, PEM Confinement Agency has a solid reputation as a reputable confinement nanny agency with more than 30 years of experience. This agency also has more than 400 confinement nannies and is proud to have served more than 15,000 happy mommies and families.
PEM Confinement Agency holds their confinement nannies to high standards and has an in-house training centre where their confinement nannies attend classes on breastfeeding, hygiene practices and confinement diet planning. At the end of these classes, the confinement nannies are also subject to a challenging test to ensure that the skills taught have been ingrained into their confinement practices. PEM Confinement Agency also offers their clients two free replacements of the confinement nannies assigned should the need truly arise.
We also understand that PEM Confinement Agency’s package rates start from S$2,800. You may contact them directly at +65 6293 9249 or at [email protected] for a detailed quotation.
⑫ Star Confinement Nanny Agency
Founded in 2013, Star Confinement Nanny Agency’s nannies are modern confinement nannies who have at least an average of 5 to 7 years of experience in taking care of infants. That being said, they are also able to conduct traditional confinement practices for new mothers and their infants. Before assigning a confinement nanny to you, Star Confinement Nanny Agency ensures that their nannies have a good working record, their references check out, and that they have a good attitude towards confinement work. As such, if any of their confinement nannies falls below their standards, rest assured that Star Confinement Agency will not enlist these nannies into their agency.
In addition, Star Confinement Nanny Agency’s nannies are fluent in Mandarin, English, Hokkien, Hakka, Cantonese, Teochew, Malay and even Japanese. Their confinement nannies are also happy to provide a listening ear to new mothers who are experiencing baby blues, and endeavour to do their best to reduce their clients’ stress of taking care of a newborn. Star Confinement Nanny Agency has also included their confinement nannies’ profiles on their website for their potential clients’ perusal.
From what we see on various online sources, Star Confinement Nanny Agency’s rates start from S$2,850. You may contact them at +65 9889 7985 for more information and for a detailed quotation for their confinement packages.
⑬ Super Nanny Services
Armed with a team of experienced and dedicated confinement nannies, Super Nanny Services endeavours to deliver “above and beyond” and to give their best for their clients. Their confinement services cover day-care confinement nannies, or a stay-in confinement nanny for both local and/or overseas assignment. Super Nanny Services’ confinement nannies come from both Singapore and Malaysia, both Chinese and Malay Muslim confinement nannies who are fluent in English, Mandarin or Malay. For families from Japan, you’d be please to know that Super Nanny Services also has a Japanese translator who would be able to assist with translation between your family and the confinement nanny during your confinement period.
As with some other agencies in Singapore, Super Nanny Services offers their clients a free placement of their confinement nanny if the confinement nanny (initially assigned) does not meet their requirements. They will also return your deposit if their confinement nanny becomes unwell due to unforeseen circumstances or if the nanny assigned is unsuitable for the assignment. All nannies are typically above the age of 50 years old and have at least 3 to 5 years of experience being a confinement nanny. Super Nanny Services also assures their clients that their nannies are honest, experienced and are trained in postnatal care and in maintaining a strict hygiene standard
Whilst we have gathered that their rates start from S$2,700, you can approach Super Nanny Services directly for a quotation that would be customised to your needs. You may either drop them an email at [email protected] or a message at +65 9751 1415.
⑭ Thomson ParentCraft Centre
For the added assurance that your infant will be in good hands, you can consider engaging a confinement nanny from Thomson Medical, whether it is a stay-in nanny (one full day or two half days off during each 28-day confinement period), a day-time nanny (9am to 6pm) or a night-time nanny (9pm to 8am). All nannies from Thomson ParentCraft Centre are required to attend an intensive hands-on training programme which is conducted by the centre’s ParentCraft specialists.
Also, the confinement nannies from Thomson ParentCraft Centre are Singaporeans / Permanent Residents and are English and/or Chinese speaking. They are dedicated to their confinement duties and will be able to whip up delicious confinement meals for you during your confinement period. For a precise understanding of their rates, do submit a request via the online form and you will be sent the pricing and details of their confinement nanny rates shortly.
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⑮ TSM Maid & Confinement Nanny Agency
With each confinement nanny bringing along 5 to 7 years of experience, TSM Maid & Confinement Agency assures its clients that their confinement nannies have good attitudes and practice a high level of hygiene whilst caring for newborns and mothers during their post-natal recovery journey. They offer confinement packages which range from 14 days to 28 days, and you’d also have the choice of either going with a live-in nanny or day-care confinement nanny.
TSM Maid & Confinement Agency also has a 28-days confinement herbal package which includes 28-days of red dates tea and 28-days of bathing herbs. For a detailed quotation customised to your needs, contact TSM Maid & Confinement Nanny Agency at +65 6337 1793 or [email protected].