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Finding Part-Time Cleaners in Singapore Without Breaking the Law

Finding Part-Time Cleaners in Singapore Without Breaking the Law

Finding part-time cleaners in Singapore is a lot easier than you think, thanks to Helpling, the leading online marketplace for home services. Read on to get the details of a special offer for Singapore Baby readers.

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If having a live-in helper isn’t quite your thing, but you need help with the chores, no one would blame you for seeking the services of a part-time cleaner. But did you know that the majority of part-time cleaners who are available in Singapore are actually operating illegally?

The most common approach people use to get some part-time help around the apartment in Singapore is to use the services of someone else’s helper for a few hours a week. However, not only is this illegal, but it also puts you at risk: what happens if the helper has an accident while on your property? What happens if she steals from you? Worse still, what happens if you get caught breaking the law?

Hiring Part-time Cleaners in Singapore: The Law

If you want to use the services of a part-time cleaner, you need to make sure they meet one of the following criteria: 

  • Singaporeans with compulsory CPF contributions (so that they can get government workfare bonus) OR
  • Singapore PRs OR
  • Cleaners who have work permits in place under the legal payroll of a registered cleaning company.

Let’s get one thing straight: helpers or domestic workers who complete ANY work outside their original employer’s houses are acting illegally. If caught, they will be arrested, charged, and eventually deported.

However, they won’t be the only ones to find themselves in hot water. If you’re found guilty of employing a domestic worker illegally, you can be fined up to $15,000 SGD and, if you’re an expat, it’s highly likely that you too will be kicked out of Singapore. So, if you’re tempted to break the law in a bid to get your toilet cleaned for a knockdown rate… think again. MOM inspectors are taking the illegal recruitment of part-time cleaners in Singapore extremely seriously and are investing heavily in tracking guilty parties down. Pleading ignorance won’t get you off the hook either: You have been warned!

Quite simply: It doesn’t pay to use illegal maids. So what’s the best alternative?

Hiring Part-Time Cleaners  in Singapore Legally

Luckily there is a fantastic service out there that will help you find a reliable part-time cleaner without getting on the wrong side of the law. Helpling is a great online platform through which you can find a legal part-time cleaner at the click of a button. Simply input your requirements and book and pay online. It really could not be any simpler. 

In addition to securing yourself a part-time cleaner from just $20 an hour, you also benefit from the following:

  • Full flexibility: you can book a part-time cleaner on your own terms to visit your home at a time that suits you.
  • No contracts or commitment: whether you’re looking for a long-term cleaner or simply need a one-off cleaning service.
  • Full peace of mind: All Helpling’s cleaners have been background checked, interviewed and vetted.
  • Transparent pricing: At the time of booking, you’ll be informed of the final price. There is no hidden fees, no agency fees, and no Chinese New Year levies.

With Helpling, finding part-time cleaners in Singapore really is a breeze! Give them a try today and leave breaking the law to the crims.

Helpling have partnered with Singapore Baby to offer $20 off your next clean for our readers.  So go on, enjoy your free time and do something fun and interesting while Helpling clean your home! Simply enter the voucher code “singaporebaby20” when you buy online. Visit for more details of the service.





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