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 Confinement Nanny Work Permit Requirement in Singapore



  • Do i need to apply temporary work permit for Malaysian confinement nannies if i engage them myself?
  • Are they experience and reliable? Can i trust them?
  • Do they really know how to take care of my confinement period?
  • Will my confinement lady really turn up after i placed my deposit fees?
  • What can i do if the confinement lady is hard to get along?


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Confinement Nanny Temporary Work Permit Guidelines

If you decide to hire foreign confinement nanny, you can apply the temporary work permit by yourself as the employer or through your appointed employment agency. MOM Guidelines states that application submission should be done not more than 1 month or 4 weeks before EDD or expected date of delivery of baby. The validity date for the temporary work permit is limited. Confinement nanny work permit is issued commencing from your child’s date of birth for a short term duration up to maximum of 16 weeks. The validity date will be shorter if the application is applied after the child is born. Therefore, the employers or parents for newborns of age more than 4 months are advised not to employ a foreign confinement nanny. There is also a criterion for both nannies and parents (employers) to meet before hiring.

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Eligibility Criteria for Employer

  1. Age at least 21 years old
  2. Able to pay monthly levy fees
  3. Applying for newborn below 4 months old


Eligibility Criteria for Confinement Nanny

  1. Female Malaysian
  2. Age between 23 years to 70 years old
  3. Working at employer’s residence only (Not allowed to work for other employers)


Medical Insurance For Confinement Nanny

  • Not mandatory for medical examination but advisable for parents or employers to send confinement nanny for medical checkup.
  • Buying medical insurance for confinement nanny is required in case of any mishaps (at least SGD 15,000). Your insurance agent will be the best person to advise on coverage.
  • You as the employer, will be responsible for the well being of the nanny under the conditions and regulations of Employment of Foreign Manpower.
  • Employers are encouraged to learn what are the medical insurance policies available for the nanny from the agents.


Application Processing Time

  • Online: 1 working day to process and approve unless more information is needed.
  • Manual: 5 working days.


Levy Charges and Fees By MOM

  1. Application Fees: SGD $30
  2. Monthly Levy Fee:

a)     Singapore citizen baby: SGD $60

b)     Non-Singapore citizen baby: SGD $265