HSS X MEIDE: More Than A Maid Alternative

With more and more families requiring both parents to work full time, having a child, or even children, becomes a really daunting task…. unless you have both maids, and maid alternative to help out!

Let’s talk about maids – if you have one, or two, count yourselves lucky.

However, what happens if you are lacking a foreign domestic worker (FDW) or maid to share the household chores?

Alright, maybe, you already have a maid and family members to help. But still, from time to time, they also need a breather.

In short, there are many instances whereby MEIDE (the cleaning and babysitting platform for Singapore residents) and the Household Services Scheme (HSS) come into play here. So, let us share 6 really common cases where MEIDE and HSS forms into the help you need that is more than just an alternative to a maid!

Household Help When Awaiting for FDW

Changing maids but need some help in between maids - get MEIDE Cleaning
Changing maids but need some help in between maids – get MEIDE Cleaning

First, we know that getting a FDW is not something that one can achieve immediately, unlike obtaining a part time maid.

With part time maids, you can book one instantly and get one even for the same day (eg via MEIDE.SG)

On the contrary, there is often a waiting period for administrative procedures to be done when engaging an overseas helper – including waiting for flights, for VISA approvals, as well as waiting for MOM to approve your foreign domestic worker work permit application, and many more processes.

Yet, at the same time, you may actually require immediate household help.

That is where you can choose to engage immediate domestic help via the Household Services Scheme (HSS), which MEIDE can arrange for you.

Cleaning Chores When Maid is Sick

Replacement Cleaning is available now when your maid or yourself falls ill
Replacement Cleaning is available now when your maid or yourself falls ill

Next, no one is infallible.

Post COVID pandemic, we all know that illnesses and bugs can hit us anytime. Our FDWs are not spared too!

Hence, HSS cleaners and MEIDE babysitters can help to fill in when your maid is sick. Contrary to what some believe, the HSS is not a replacement of the FDW program. Instead, as MEIDE advocates, the HSS is a complementary and really beneficial program!

With readily available cleaning and babysitting services, all around Singapore, managing one’s household errands becomes much less a headache!

Yes, you can arrange for assistance even at last minute notice too, because we never know when we might fall sick.

Babysitting When Maid is on Leave

Household assistance for Singaporeans when their FDW has an off day
Household assistance for Singaporeans when their FDW has an off day

Now, all of us are human and need some rest from time to time, right?

Similarly, our foreign domestic workers deserve to get rest during their well-earned off day.

Yet, households can continue to function normally and seamlessly with the aid of the Household Services Scheme – via per-hour cleaning and child-minding help!

More than a maid alternative, the HSS helpers provide families a breather even when their full-time maids are getting their breather.

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Home Help In Between Changing FDW

Get some household helper whilst awaiting for your maid
Get some household helper whilst awaiting for your maid

Indeed, some families simply cannot manage without some extra help, in our bustling city.

For instance, family units with dual-income setups, where both parents are working full time, really need an additional pair of eyes watching the household and kids all the time.

On top of this, not every family has equal luck in finding their desired full time helper!

Some may be fortunate enough to get their choice of maid that fits right well into the family. However, many may need to change helpers until they obtain the appropriate fit. Thus, during this downtime, it is wise to get part time maids or helpers to assist with the chores.

The HSS is here for this, and really serves as a complement, and not just a live-in maid alternative.

Extra Pair of Hands With A Newborn

MEIDE has helpers and nannies to help out with babies and household cleaning for you
MEIDE has helpers and nannies to help out with babies and household cleaning for you

Handling newborns is no small matter.

Babysitters and nannies who are allocated to take care of newborns need to be well-equipped with knowledge, skills and proper experience.

Similarly, the kind of nanny help that platforms and agencies provide should have that kind of standard for the baby’s safety.

Of course, it is good that there are a number of maid agencies that cater for such requirements, by ensuring the maids are properly certified and trained.

Thus, with the combination of both full time helpers from maid agencies, as well as nannies and helpers from platforms like MEIDE.SG, parents can finally get some time of their own!

The HSS is more than a maid alternative. It provides an essential extra pair of helping hands to young families and couples who so direly need it!

Grandparents On Vacation or Unwell

HSS provides cleaning help when grandparents or helpers are away
HSS provides cleaning help when grandparents or helpers are away

Finally, let’s face it – not all families are formed fairly too.

Some have grandparents to help out, some without.

Yet, even with maternal and paternal grandparents around, it is common that our elderly folks get some knee pains, back pains, or need time of their own. Perhaps to travel the world for their retirement pleasures?

So, it is with the help of HSS and MEIDE Services, that families and young couples can still function and work, whilst the grandparents get their appropriate rest from child-minding and cleaning the residences.

The HSS and MEIDE initiatives are more than just a maid alternative – they positively impact lifestyles and livelihoods, in conjunction with the option of having full time stay-in maids!

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