19 Feb '12, 11pm

More parents turning to nannies to care for their kids as an alternative to hiring maids

More parents turning to nannies to care for their kids as an alternative to hiring maids

Mr Raymus Ong with his children Cayenne, four, and Julian, two, and their nanny Ng Ah Hoew. Mr Ong and his wife May Lee decided on a nanny as their parents were not available to help and they did not trust a maid to take care of their children. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM By Tay Suan Chiang From Mary Poppins and her flying umbrella to a kindly old Amah with a baby on her lap, nannies can seem like a relic from a bygone era. But it appears they are now making a comeback. With parents often unwilling to rely on maids, or unable to turn to family members to look after their children, hiring a nanny is fast becoming a popular alternative. Demand for them has increased by about 20 per cent over the last few years, said three agencies who spoke to The Straits Times. Background story Reliable help MARRIED couple May Lee and Raymus Ong know they can rely on their nanny to take care of ...

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