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Help! I need a Babysitter

When relocating to Dubai one of the biggest things expats miss from back home is the support of their extended family. If you choose not to go down the road of employing and sponsoring full-time help in the home, then there maybe times when you require a babysitter. Expat Echo Dubai have put together a directory of companies in Dubai that offer babysitting services to help you in your search. Read more

Have you ever had to face a situation when your housemaid has absconded?

Have you ever thought of hiring a maid to do your housework without sponsoring her or checking her passport status?

Have you ever wondered if you are likely to face legal trouble if you hire an absconding housemaid?

Are you likely to be levied a hefty fine if your maid who has absconded, is caught working illegally? Read more

Hundreds of expats move to Dubai thrilled at the prospect of being able to afford help around the house, a real life ‘Mary Poppins’. Help with the chores and with the children.  However, these same people are very soon moaning at the fact that their housemaid does not seem to be living up to their high expectations.  The clothes have been dyed a delicate shade of pink or the maid cannot cook their favourite spaghetti bolognaise but when you ask them if they had showed them how to many expats will answer ‘no’.  The team at Montaigne Avenue Consulting outline why training is so beneficial.

Many housemaid issues are due to lack of training. Too many housemaids have been placed in working situations with little or no training at all. Although some may have learned from previous position they are still not qualified enough to handle this job. Read more

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