9 Activities for Helpers to Do with Kids

Our children spend a lot of time with our domestic helpers and as such we expect them to bond and spend quality time together. What better way than through fun activities? Our children are fond of them (and let’s face it, so are we!), and on top of contributing to helping them connect with others, activities are a great way for our little ones to develop cognitively and emotionally. One can easily run out of ideas to entertain them, but worry not, we have compiled a list of fun and interactive…

Job Interview Tips for Domestic Workers

The interview is an important part of the hiring process for the employer. After the interview, they will have a better idea of the person you are. Here are some tips that will help you to prepare.

 

1. Be on time.

The employer is looking for a trustworthy applicant so make sure you are on time. In case you are running late, let the employer know by calling her or sending her a message so she will know. Inform the employer at least one day in advance if you cannot attend the interview.…

Communicating Effectively with your Children

Children go through various development stages and are continuously learning and developing new skills. One of the very first skills developed is communication. The latter plays a central role in their everyday life and is crucial to ensuring a healthy development. Parenting is a full-time job: your child is going to need all the help they can get from you – and other caregivers – to build valuable communication skills. Here is what you should know to effectively support…

What Arrangements for my Helper when I’m on a Business Trip?

It can be hard to balance our personal and professional lives, especially when we often are on the go. No matter how far we can be from home, our minds never stop wondering about what’s happening back there. One thing that concerns many of us who have hired help is how well our domestic helper is doing while we are away and whether everything is fine. It is absolutely normal to wonder what to do regarding our helpers when we are on a business trip – we all do!

Several options are available.…

Women’s Rights Evolution

In the past century, women’s rights have significantly improved. Civil society and the emergence of various feminist movements – like the Women’s Liberation Movement in the 70’s –played a crucial role in reducing inequities existing between men and women. Undeniably, women today, have access to far greater employment opportunities than ever before in history. Women’s right to vote was certainly a huge step forward and the Millenium Development Goals have…

10 Back-to-school Tips for Parents

Summer is coming to an end. Very soon, it will be that time of the year (again) when our little ones will be heading back to school. It can be a stressful time for them and for us – let’s face it! Planning ahead can make all the difference in the world and help us get ready for school with total peace of mind. Here are some few tips to avoid juggling it all at the last minute:

Don’t wait up till the last minute to go back-to-school shopping. If possible, take your kids with you to get them…

Is my Domestic Helper Taking Good Care of my Children?

Entrusting someone with the care of our children is in itself a pretty big leap of faith. Part of the job of being a parent is to make sure that our little ones are safe and always well taken care of. No matter how much we trust our domestic helpers, it is natural to worry – especially when we are away most of the day – and wonder whether our kids are well cared for. It can be difficult to know for sure that our domestic helpers are doing well with the kids without resorting to extreme measures…

Hacks for a Great Helper Interview

Interviewing a helper is a crucial task in your quest for a trustworthy and capable domestic helper.

In the interview, you will be able to assess the candidate’s communication skills and motivation. This process is difficult to outsource as it all depends on your click with the candidate and intuition, and because the domestic helper will take care of your children and your home.

We recommend you to personally interview all shortlisted candidates face-to-face or …

Singapore Night Festival Turns 10

The Singapore Night Festival is back this year for its tenth edition in Bras Basah-Bugis district between August 18 and 26. To celebrate this big milestone, various local and international artists – and many surprises – will be part of one of the much-awaited festivals in Asia. This music and lights festival is a must-live experience – you should absolutely take our word for it! – so, we recommend that you have a stroll around the city as there will definitely be something…

10 Things to Do in Singapore During the Summer

Singapore’s weather can be awfully hot and humid and the idea of going out under such extreme temperatures can be daunting for many of us. Worry not – we have compiled a list of ideas of cool spots for you to hit during the summer and beat the heat:

Go hiking along the Southern Ridges up until the Labrador Nature Reserve. You’ll get to appreciate the stunning view and catch a great breath of fresh air! Go on a river cruise on Clarke Quay and escape the heat. You’ll definitely get…