Childcare Options Available in Singapore

Taking care of your newborn is fulfilling and wonderful. However, due to the high cost of living in Singapore, many moms are working to help meet the needs of their family. Soon, your maternity leave will be over and you’re starting to get worried who will look after your child when you’re away.

Luckily, there are plenty of childcare options available in Singapore. Here are the 3 common options you can choose from and how much they usually cost.

Babysitting

If you’re a parent who works flexible hours or just a few hours per day, hiring a babysitter based on your schedule is a perfect choice. Babysitters only fill-in when you’ll be out and they are more personalized since their main task is focused solely on meeting the child’s needs, keeping them safe and keeping them entertained while you’re away.

Babysitters range from young teenage girls to older experienced women. Some babysitters prefer that you drop your child at their place while some does their job on your place. Babysitter Singapore services can range from $500 to $900 per month, depending on the number of hours you require their service.

Childcare Center

For parents who work full time jobs and can’t be around on weekdays to look after the children, a childcare center suits your needs. It is different from having a babysitter where they are focused on looking after your child. Childcare centers usually keep kids engaged in an educational component. It’s just like sending your kid off to school but without formal stuffs like grades. With plenty of kids to mingle and fun educational activities, don’t be surprised if your child knows a lot after spending a few months on the center.

There are different kinds of childcare centers and each varies on specialties and age group they cater. Usually, sending your kid to childcare center can cost you around $700 to $750. For children below 18 months, you need to send them to an infant care center which averagely costs $1,500.

Nanny

While a babysitter is focused only on the child’s needs, a nanny provides overall help in the home. Aside from taking care of children, she is expected to do other household chores such as cooking and cleaning. Having a nanny is convenient especially if you want someone taking care of the home. However, don’t overload her with household chores if you don’t want your child to be unattended. Hiring one cost around $750 to $1,500 depending on her tasks and length of stay.

Looking into childcare services is a great help for working parents. Choose well which one is best for you and your child.

 

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