Expat families in Jakarta: hiring household staff (nanny, housekeeper, driver...)
When asked about the advantages of living in Indonesia, expat families often cite affordable household help.
While salaries are much lower than in the western world, it’s important to know that most domestic workers have low levels of education but may have built skills through experience.
Professional baby or childcare trainings are not available for example, which is why most expat parents try to hire nannies who have proven childcare experience with other foreign families. Because such workers are overall quite rare, here we share tips to help you find and retain amazing household staff:
- I need to hire household staff, where do I start?
- How do I make the most of the interview?
- How much should I offer? Salary guidelines
- What else do we need to agree on? (+ contract template download)
- How can I create a healthy relationship with my staff?
- Health insurance for household staff (BPJS)
- I no longer need to employ my worker, what should I do? (+ tips on how to write a useful reference letter)