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As Singapore reopens, many places or events will require you to show the proof of vaccination or a negative pre event test result. Hence, If you are thinking of bring your maid along, or if your maid would be visiting such places, you will need to know where to obtain the vaccine certificate. Let us show you how. Your maid will need to apply for a Singpass account for the access of her vaccination details with the Trace-Together App, visit for a step by step guide on how you can obtain this. 1. Ensure your Ma..
Does Age Matter when Employing a Maid in Singapore? Absolutely, yes.  Depending on the reason for hiring your helper, here are some important age-related factors you could consider:  1. What is your family’s primary need to be met, in hiring your helper?  If your reason for Hiring a Maid is caring for a newborn, a helper with age could come with more experience, especially when she has had experience taking care of other children of similar ages throughout her course of work overseas. However, if you are alright to hire a younger helper who has had taken..
Terminating my helper’s contract. Should I transfer or send her home?  Some things to consider before you make your final decision:  1. Think through your reason(s) for termination of your helper’s contract. Should your family still require a helper, is there any possibility of continuing with the current employment? If yes, why or why not?  2. Confirm that you will be terminating your helper’s contract.  3. Understand the costs of hiring a new helper at this point in time, should you require a helper.  4. Mutually agree on how..
Do You Allow Your Maid To Keep Her Handphone? While Mobile Phones help many helpers to keep connected to our families and loved ones, the misuse of it can be worrying. From over-usage to taking photos and videos within employer’s residential premise, here are 6 possible ways to deal with the issue at hand: mobile phone usage. 1. Mutually agree on a reasonable time for phone usage Some helpers may need to call their families daily, for example if they do have young kids back in their home country. Other helpers are perfectly fine with an arrangement to call their families ..
To ensure that your maid gets enough mental and physical rest, MOM recommends that you should allow her to have one regular rest day per week.  However if your maid expressly agrees to work on her rest days, you as an employer must compensate her with at least one day’s salary. Many employers ask, how do I calculate one day’s salary for compensation-in-lieu of working on her rest day? Simply divide your helper’s monthly basic salary by 26 days and that is the per day salary that has to be compensated to her.  Should your maid choose to take rest..
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Hiring a Maid in Singapore can mean extra time with the kids or our parents and having the flexibility to re-adjust our schedules whenever we need to. Amidst keeping abreast of our careers, handling our kids, providing the necessary time for caregiving, running a household, simply trying to keep up with errands and handling life’s curveballs, hiring a maid can be a huge help to just anyone indeed.  Hence, interviewing a Domestic Helper is a crucial step (and probably the most important one) in selecting a good maid that is loyal and trusted for your family. Many of..
ARE TRANSFER MAIDS A BAD CHOICE?  Due to the rise in dual-income families, an aging population, rising living costs and urban lifestyle expectations in Singapore, hiring a maid is no longer a luxury for many, but instead a necessity. Following the news in Singapore, demand for transfer maids have also been on the rapid rise in recent years, especially so in the current covid-19 situation that has hit home hard. The question arises: Are transfer maids a bad choice?  Exactly who are transfer maids? Transfer maids refer to Foreign domestic workers (FDWs) who are curren..
Congratulations to both you and your foreign domestic worker for a successful employment. Planning for her home leave application would be the next step after the renewal of employment with you. Do note that even if your helper is planning to go back to her country or homeland for a short holiday during her contract term, know that there are certain rules she needs to comply with to be allowed to re-enter Singapore to continue her employment with you. Immigration requirements vary from country to country and depend on factors such as the foreign domestic worker’s source country requireme..
    Island Maids is an experienced & established maid agency that strive to provide the highest service to our clients. We are also rated as the Top Provider in the Maid Industry at   To ensure the New Foreign Domestic Workers (FDW) is mentally prepared to commence work in Singapore, Island Maids Training School the training wing of the Island Maids Group of Companies provides a complimentary one day Mindset & Integration Training. In this full 7 hour course, the maids from Indonesia,..
Why do Singaporeans prefer employing maids from Indonesia?
Singapore employs domestic help from a number of countries that includes Indonesia, Myanmar, India, The Philippines, and Cambodia. So why are Indonesian Maids a popular choice for Singaporeans?  We look in to a number of factors.1) Language A good number of Singaporeans understands and speaks Malay and this is especially so for the elderlies. The Malay language is very similar to Bahasa Indonesia and are generally mutually intelligible. Hence, with the advantage of basic communication, the Indonesian domestic helpers gain an upper hand. 2) Cooking Style ..
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