Maids

Our Maids from the Philippines, Indonesia, Myanmar and Mizoram

At Femme5, we are committed to finding the right domestic help for you. We provide transfer maids and maids from Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines and Mizoram.

Filipino Maids

  • Understand English instructions well
  • More reliable help with caring for your children
  • Can understand your needs better
  • Draw a higher salary but many families are willing to pay more for the fuss-free communication and reliable help
  • Some need off-days on Sundays to go to church

 

Suitable for

  • Families with young children

As most Philippines maids or Pinay maids understand English instructions well, you may get more reliable help with caring for your children, achieving a peace of mind. Generally, they can also understand your needs better.

The majority of Filipino domestic helpers are Catholics and some might need off days on Sundays to go to church. They also draw a higher salary compared to their counterparts from Myanmar or Indonesia but many families are willing to pay more for the fuss-free communication and reliable help.

myanmar maid cleaning kitchen counter top

Indonesian Maids

  • Most are hardworking and very willing to learn when it comes to doing daily household chores
  • Many of them are humble and easier to work with
  • Have a basic command of English and many can quickly pick up simple Mandarin or dialects
  • More fluent in Bahasa Indonesia

 

Suitable for

  • Malay or Muslim families
  • Families with the elderly who can speak the Malay language
young pinay maid doing laundry

Need an extra pair of hands to tidy up the house? Hire Indonesian maids as they are generally more hardworking and very willing to learn when it comes to doing daily household chores. Many of them are also humble and easier to work with.

Indonesian maids are fluent in Bahasa Indonesia, similar to Bahasa Melayu in Singapore. Nevertheless, they do have a basic command of English and many can quickly pick up simple Mandarin or dialects. As such, they are generally more popular with the elderly who can speak Bahasa Melayu or Malay families who share the same culture and religious practices as them.

Myanmar Maids

These maids from Myanmar are known to have a strong work ethic, with the commitment to work hard. They also draw a lower salary compared to their counterparts from the Philippines or Indonesia, which may be a consideration for families who are on a budget.

Some Burmese maids are not used to city living and might need some extra guidance to familiarise them with the environment.

pinay maid with rubber gloves

Mizoram Maids

Mizoram Helpers
The Mizoram Maids come from the Northeastern State of Mizoram in India. They are predominately Christians and a part of the Presbyterian Church. They have the 3rd highest literacy rate in India, mostly as a result of hard work of Presbyterian missionaries.

What are Mizo Helpers like?

Mizoram Maids follow very traditional gender roles and are very domesticated. From a young age, girls are expected to help with chores around their home. Everyone chips into keep homes clean and take care of younger siblings. Families tend to be larger and multigenerational homes are common. With more people living in smaller homes, women take care of multiple babies including their own, younger siblings and nieces/nephews. Mizoram Maids have been cooking simple traditional dishes from a young age.

transfer helper guiding kid colouring

What can I expect from a Mizoram Maid?

Mizoram Maids are very diligent, honest and reliable. They want to support their family back and home and there aren’t many jobs with good pay for them in Mizoram. They know dedication and hard work will help them take care of their loved ones, even if they can’t physically be with them. They want to fulfill their contract so they can build a home or business for their family. There might be a language barrier, but keeping things in simple English can help. Mizoram Maids especially love children and see all babies as a blessing. Mizoram Maids are able to cook but traditionally only make simple boiled and fried dishes. They are eager to learn more and are very open to being trained to new tasks and recipes to prepare.

  • Costs are generally lower as expenses like plane tickets and work permit fees are excluded
  • Less training time
  • Her existing contract with another employer has ended or is cut short

 

Suitable for: 

  • Families who are on a budget
  • Families who want an experienced maid

Transfer maids are maids whose existing contract with another employer has ended or is cut short. Their employer might not require their services anymore as they are re-locating or feel like their family is not a good fit with the maid.

The cost of hiring transfer helpers in Singapore is generally lower as expenses like plane tickets and work permit fees are excluded. Less training time is also needed as most transfer maids are more experienced and can understand simple English, Mandarin or other dialects, than new maids.  

beautiful filipino domestic helper with a smile

At Femme5, all our maids are fully trained and equipped to handle housekeeping chores, child care, elder care, preparing meals and pet care. Whether they are from Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines or transfer maids, they also undergo additional pre-training (including a maid cooking class) to provide the targeted needs that you require. We strongly believe that a strong fit makes a happy home. Check out our maids available in Singapore!

DISCLAIMER: Ultimately, maids are individuals with their own strengths and weaknesses. Other factors like work experience, age, education and training should also be considered when hiring a maid. 

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