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Dubai: Sponsor Nanny or Hire from Agency?

Old May 30th 2016, 7:58 am
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Question Dubai: Sponsor Nanny or Hire from Agency?

Hi,

As we will be moving to Dubai soon with 2 small kids, we wanted to start the process of hiring a nanny.
We would like to have someone live with us.

How do folk normally go about it? Is it better to hire through an agency or just sponsor on our own?

Do we get a "trial" period after which we can decide on the person?

What are the things to watch out for? Any tips/ advice?

Since we've only had a au-pair who used to come in for a few hours a week in the past, I would appreciate all guidance.
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Old Jun 5th 2016, 12:46 pm
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Hi there. I'm not up to date with the process anymore, but do note you will not get a nanny, and indeed legally you cannot sponsor nannies, only house maids, and they are not meant to be left alone with children.

That said, house maids do baby sit children.

But not many are highly educated, so don't expect a nanny to help with anything educational, it will be baby sitting level / granny experience depending on the age and experience of your maid.
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God, its becoming so much like ADW in here.. No wonder the IQ has dropped dramatically.....
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ADW?????
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God, its becoming so much like ADW in here.. No wonder the IQ has dropped dramatically.....
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ADW?????
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AbuDhabiWoman.....

Or EW..

Choose your own poison...
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Originally Posted by TGFKASE
God, its becoming so much like ADW in here.. No wonder the IQ has dropped dramatically.....
Why? Do you think women are less intelligent than men?
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Why? Do you think women are less intelligent than men?
I thought that too but asked him to clarify. And now agree with your assumption.
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Why? Do you think women are less intelligent than men?
No, he thinks he's better than everyone.
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