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    Looking for living out helper from this summer

    Hi, I will be relocating this summer from Shanghai to HK with a 2 year old and a 6 year old. I am looking for somebody reliable (ideally live-out, local) to look after them while I am at work. Any recommendations would be greatly welcome.

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    do you speak chinese?

    most local women who do this kind of work don't speak any english. they are also extremely difficult to find.

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    In Shanghai, there are plenty of local women who want to look after children. Are they rare in HK ? Or is it the English speaking ones who are difficult to find ? I speak little Chinese but in 6 years here with the same ayi (since the birth of my first son), that has never really proven to be a big problem. I wouldn't be able to have a living in helper anyway as I am a teacher and will live on school premises in a flat which at most will have 3 bedrooms.

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    they are rare in hk, as most people opt for the cheaper option of having a live-in Foreign domestic helper.

    local women are hard to come by. there are a few out there, but they are rare. they also charge a LOT more than the FDHs normally receive.

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    If you know someone who can read chinese, you can try the following website.

    http://www.erb.org/smartliving/en/

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    thanks for the info and the website. I've been spoilt with my current ayi who is 100% reliable and finding a new nanny is top of my worry list about moving to HK.

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    I am a trained nursery nurse in the UK andi speak cantonese and english. You can inbox me if you need my help. Vanessa
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