To hire a foreign domestic worker (FDW) or a confinement nanny in Singapore, you must apply for a work permit for her. You can apply for her work permit personally, or through an employment agency.
You can hire a foreign domestic helper if you are one of the following:
Hire through an employment agencyYou can engage an employment agency for a fee to help you hire an FDW. Engaging an agency is convenient if you are a new employer or you are hiring a first-time FDW.
Apart from handling all paperwork and formalities, most agencies also provide value-added services such as replacing the worker should you find her unsuitable.
Stage 2: Before FDW's arrival in Singapore
Stage 3: Upon FDW's arrival in Singapore
You can find detailed instructions on the MOM website.
Hire through an employment agencyYou can engage an employment agency or a fee to help you hire a confinement nanny. Some agencies also provide other services, such as replacing the nanny if you find her unsuitable.
On the other hand, many agencies do not allow you to select your nanny.
Hire directlyIf you prefer to hire a confinement nanny on your own, you can follow these steps.
On top of monthly wages and agency fees, employers are required to pay the following: