What do we
expect from agencies who supply a babysitting service to look after our
services have traditionally been supplied by “maid” agencies in Dubai. These
agencies were predominantly only licensed to supply cleaning services, and
hence that renders any qualification of accountability and liability should
anything happen to our children under care.
growing route has seen the source of “nannies” coming from specialised “Baby
Nursing Agencies” who have been offering areas of expertise in post
delivery care, mother and baby support breast feeding etc…and then of course we
have the registered “nursing agencies “ offering all sorts of
specialised and qualified nurses from a variety of back grounds.
A nurse is
only qualified in the field she took to specialise in. Therefore, a general
nursing degree does not mean she is a qualified nor perhaps even interested in
child caring and baby-sitting. If she has had working experience in her home
country it is more likely she has entered general wards, hospital triage,
clinics, dental and surgery to assist her highly experienced and qualified
doctors and medical staff in their fields of excellence.
Unlike the UK
and many parts of Europe, there are very few counties that offer child-care,
and nanny programs in certified or degree qualifications.
between a Nanny and a Child Minder can be explained here : https://www.childcare.co.uk/information/what-type-of-childcare
nanny and child carer in the UK offers the following in qualifications and
legally must be registered with the government on the following with a DBS check ( Police clearance ) https://www.gov.uk/register-childminder-childcare-provider
do not have the system in place for background checking and certification for
registered childminders here in the UAE, however in the UK it has a strict
protocol for all connected to the industry https://www.childcare.co.uk/information/checking-childcarer-documents
new UAE federal law has granted both the domestic and household workers and
employing parties a protected system under the new Tad-beer Service Centres
with full MOHRE (Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation ) contracts to
support job roles and responsibilities.
Service Centres will
offer the employment parties a greater platform of understanding in regard to
expectation, duties and responsibilities.
For further information on Tad-Beer service centres:
Station ( Exit2)