👶 Confinement Nanny in Singapore | Care Packages & Services (2023)

Our app/marketplace offers two types of confinement nannies.

1) Stay In Confinement Nanny

  • Will stay with you throughout the requested confinement period.

2) Stay Out Confinement Nanny

  • Known as part time confinement nanny
  • A day time stay out confinement nanny will typically work from 8am to 5pm OR 9am to 6pm.
  • A night time stay out confinement nanny will typically work from 9pm to 6am OR 10pm to 7am .

👶 Confinement Nanny in Singapore | Care Packages & Services (1)

Confinement Nanny

There are many things to learn as you prepare for your baby’s arrival, and we are here to help. Your confinement nanny will provide round-the-clock care and guidance to help you transition to motherhood seamlessly.

Using our app, you can directly discuss the package details, such as job scope, expectations, and remuneration, with the nanny. Because various nannies have varying job scope expectations, there is no single “standard” job scope. Some nannies, for example, will undertake housework as part of their job responsibilities, while others will not.

For a seamless confinement period, it is critical to get everyone on the same page.

When looking for a confinement nanny, you can discuss the following confinement job scope examples with your nanny:

  • Confinement nanny meal preparation – How many meals per day? Does it include your spouse’s portion as well?
  • Brewing of red date drinks
  • Brewing of confinement herbs
  • Preparation of confinement baths
  • What would be included in baby care?
  • Do they wash your newborn’s clothes by hand or in the washing machine?
  • They will be doing laundry for you. Will they do it for your spouse as well?
  • Washing of breast pump & bottle
  • Do they clean the kitchen after cooking for you?
  • Giving guidance on confinement
  • Giving guidance on baby care
  • Going on grocery or marketing errands
  • Will they be helping with housework?
  • Is the nanny pro-breastfeeding?
  • Hygiene level (e.g., Do they wash or sanitise their hands before handling the baby?)
  • Would it be alright if the mother does not wish to follow confinement rule? E.g., washing of hair, bathing, going out, etc.
  • If they’re doing housekeeping, what will they do, and how often will they do them?
  • If they were to cook for additional persons (e.g., children, grandparents, etc.), are there any surcharges?
  • If the household has a maid, can the maid help the nanny? If yes, what can the maid help with? What can the maid not do?
  • Would the nanny cook for the maid’s portion? Or will the maid cook for her?
  • If there isn’t enough room in the house, do they remain in the living room or with the maid (if any)?
  • If the nanny is required to sleep in the same room as the mother, the nanny must be informed in advance.
  • How long is their nap time? From what time to what time?
  • What time will the nanny arrive on the first day? What time will they leave on the last day? The nanny will usually arrive at 2-3pm or earlier on the first day, and at 12pm or earlier on the last day. Because the nannies will be arriving from various parts of Malaysia, their arrival timings will vary. Hence, it is critical that you have a discussion with them regarding their working hours. Furthermore, even though Day 1 is not a full day, it will be treated as such and charged accordingly. The same principle applies on their last day, whereby it is charged as a full day even if they leave morning or afternoon
  • Is there any specific house rule the nanny needs to follow?
  • If you’re planning on installing a CCTV, let the nanny know in advance if they’re comfortable.
  • What is the salary calculation if the nanny is unsuitable and needs to be terminated? It is preferable to inquire before beginning.
  • Is there a substitute nanny available in the event of an early birth? Do they split the salary in half? (The day the temporary nanny leaves and the main nanny arrives) Alternatively, do you ask NannyStreet to find a replacement?
  • What is their salary for the estimated due date (EDD) and the period chosen? Instead of using a broad term like ‘a month’, it is advisable to quote the actual number of days. Many first-time parents mistakenly believe that a month implies the nanny will be working for a period of 30 days, while in fact the nanny will only work for 28 days.
  • Will having twins, triplets, or more children increase the cost?
  • Are there surcharges during the Chinese New Year (CNY) period? Which days before and after the Chinese New Year period are considered CNY? Do you need to give a CNY Ang Bao (in addition to the Ang Bao for the ‘in’ and ‘out’ periods)?
  • What are the surcharges if your house is a multi-storey structure with a staircase?
  • Do you have any Ang Bao minimums on their first day? Some nannies will expect a certain amount, while the majority will not.
  • Do you have any Ang Bao minimums on their last day? Some nannies will expect a certain amount, while the majority will not.
  • Do you need to reimburse their Grab/Taxi fare on their first and last day? It is better to inquire before you decide. Some nannies will expect it.

Mothers will be tired and physically weakened after birth during the first week. By setting the right expectations, it ensures a smoother process. Through confinement nanny services, parents will learn how to care for the baby as part of the package so that they can be independent when the confinement lady leaves. Although serving for only 28 days, the nanny can provide valuable support during the busy times after your baby is born.

Finding a capable confinement lady no longer has to be difficult. From the convenience of your phone, you can find and hire confinement nannies in Singapore who are a good fit for you in just a few simple steps – all through NannyStreet’s app.

Part Time Confinement Nanny

👶 Confinement Nanny in Singapore | Care Packages & Services (2)

(Video) Find out How Jamie Yeo’s Confinement Went Better Than the First Time

There are several reasons why some individuals prefer a part time confinement nanny, the common one being having inadequate space in the house for the nanny. Those who value their privacy may also choose this option.

A part time confinement nanny, also known as a day time confinement nanny, performs similar duties as a regular confinement nanny, except that they are present for a shorter duration. Part time nannies typically arrive between 8am and 5pm OR 9am and 6pm.

As for night time nannies, they can start to work from 9pm to 6am OR 10pm to 7am. You may adjust the schedule slightly to suit your needs, such as having the nanny catch the final few buses to your home and taking the first bus back to their home to sleep in the morning.

During their stay, the nannies will generally help with the cooking, laundry, and looking after the baby. To set the right expectations, you will need to discuss in detail their duties (refer to the Confinement Nanny possible task above).

Apart from the salary, check with them how much is the transport and accommodation allowance. It is best to inquire now rather than later when they’re working for you.

It is important to remember that regardless of whether you hire a regular confinement nanny or a day time nanny, you will still need to give your confinement lady red packets when they enter and leave on the first and last day.

The pool for part time confinement nannies – regardless of day time or night time – is limited, as they would need to find their own accommodations during their service. Furthermore, property landlords are more likely to lease to renters staying for long periods instead of short periods as it is more profitable. As such, part time confinement nannies in Singapore are in short supply.

Apart from that, they would have to spend extra time and cost travelling to your home. Therefore, there is no surprise that the charges for a day time confinement nanny in Singapore are the same or more expensive than a part time nanny.

Singapore’s First Confinement Nanny Marketplace

Job Scope Negotiable
Nanny Fee Negotiable
Deposit Amount
Deposit Pay by Credit card
Deposit Guaranteed
Find Replacement Nanny
Nanny Pool Size
Customer Service to Answer Doubt
Flexibility to Choose NannyMostly NO
Interview Nanny via Video CallMostly NO

We are Singapore’s first confinement nanny marketplace, offering more package benefits than conventional confinement nanny agencies and independent nannies. New parents looking for confinement nanny services can now anticipate a much simpler and easier nanny hiring procedure.

Download the Apps to Begin Journey

Looking for a reputable confinement nanny in Singapore doesn’t have to be hard. When you hire a nanny from us, it is the same as hiring a traditional agency, but with a few extra benefits. Download the app now to get access to the greatest nanny options!

Take Pleasure in a Stress-Free Nanny Hiring Process

👶 Confinement Nanny in Singapore | Care Packages & Services (3)


👶 Confinement Nanny in Singapore | Care Packages & Services (4)

Other Factors

👶 Confinement Nanny in Singapore | Care Packages & Services (5)

Choose Your Own Nanny

Unlike traditional confinement nanny agencies, where you have no opportunity to speak with the nanny before confinement begins, you can do so on our platform. Our app has video and voice calling capabilities, allowing you to interview them in real time to see if they are on the same page as you.

You can choose another nanny if the way they talk doesn’t sit well with you. Once you’ve chosen someone you feel at ease with, you may send a text message or leave a voice message to discuss further. All of your conversations are recorded so that you can always refer back to what the nanny has promised you and vice versa.

(Video) ‘No going out, no crying’: Hong Kong ‘pui yuet’ nannies support new mums with traditional routine


Discuss with your nanny before committing in regard to termination calculation. If the nanny you picked turns out to be unsuitable for you after a few days on the job, you have the option to terminate them.

At no cost to you, we can help you find a substitute nanny. You only need to pay the filing fee (permit and social visit pass to MOM and an admin fee). A traditional agency will advertise itself as “free replacement,” but the ultimate price will be greater, as there is little transparency involved.

Confinement Nanny Work Permit

The nanny must have a confinement work permit to be able to work for you. Employing a confinement nanny in Singapore without a valid work permit can result in a fine of $5,000 to $30,000, a year in prison, or both. Offenders face mandatory imprisonment if they are convicted again.

If you have your own confinement nanny, you can even hire us to handle the paperwork. As long as the infant is under 112 days old, you can always use a confinement nanny work visa. It is also possible to use the permit to prolong the nanny’s social visit pass.

Confinement Nanny Insurance

It is crucial to secure insurance for your confinement nanny to ensure that you have peace of mind throughout the service period. In the event that the nanny gets hospitalised, you are liable for up to $15,000.ble for up to $15,000.

Work Permit Conversion

As soon as the infant turns 112 days old (16 weeks), you must obtain a babysitter work permit rather than a confinement lady permit.


A confinement nanny levy after the end of the confinement is mandatory. The cost is an estimated $2/day (total of $56 for 28 days) for a Singapore citizen and $10/day (total of $280 for 28 days) for non-Singaporeans. To pay the levy, login into the Ministry of Manpower’s website with your Singpass. It will then send you a letter in the mail or an SMS with a link to pay the levy.

The current month’s levy will be due on the 8th day of the following month. This is crucial as many employers are kept busy until they forget, neglect, or assume the agency will pay on their behalf. This is not feasible as the requirement of Singpass login restricts access to only the employers.

Your confinement nanny services will be maintained as long as you make timely payments. In the worst-case scenario, you will no longer be able to apply for a babysitter or maid visa. The levy is calculated based on the number of days in a month. As a result, if the permission is revoked, the levy will cease to be charged.

Our Commitment to Mothers

In many cultures, new mums are expected to “rest and recover” for a few weeks after giving birth. However, most mums would agree that confinement is much more than resting. It is a busy and exciting time, with a lot to do and a lot to think about. During this time, new mums need support and assistance to stay healthy and safe.


1. What It's Like To Be a Confinement Nanny
2. Confinement Nanny Agency Singapore - NannySOS
(NannySOS Confinement Nanny Agency Singapore)
3. HOW TO FIND A CONFINEMENT NANNY YUE SAO and tips for booking with A Jar of Pickles | Ashley Yang
(Ashley Yang)
4. I Tried Chinese Confinement After Giving Birth
(Taylor R)
5. More Singaporeans taking up classes to become confinement nannies
(nini yang)
Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Jamar Nader

Last Updated: 04/21/2023

Views: 5810

Rating: 4.4 / 5 (55 voted)

Reviews: 86% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Jamar Nader

Birthday: 1995-02-28

Address: Apt. 536 6162 Reichel Greens, Port Zackaryside, CT 22682-9804

Phone: +9958384818317

Job: IT Representative

Hobby: Scrapbooking, Hiking, Hunting, Kite flying, Blacksmithing, Video gaming, Foraging

Introduction: My name is Jamar Nader, I am a fine, shiny, colorful, bright, nice, perfect, curious person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.