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Lastochka
24-10-2008, 15:09
Has anyone had positive experience dealing with Moscow nanny/domestic help agencies? Any recommendations or tips? Are they worth the money?

MELODY
25-10-2008, 15:17
I know of four agencies in Moscow:
1. BONNE INTERNATIONAL (UK-based agency with office also in London). They seem to be the most professional by far, however, it is not hard in Moscow where the level of professionalism is lacking in many things. Liubov or Ludmila would be your contact.
2.Ms Poppins. Only one woman (a young uni girl) speaks English, Alexandra, so you would deal with her if your Russian is not fluent. She's very friendly, just not not very helpful. i.e. not too professional.
3. Valday service. Have had a hell of a time getting them to return emails of enquiry. The guy's name is Andrey. I will say he was nice and polite the 2 times I actually spoke to him on the phone.
4. Guvernior. They first answered my email immediately, then said a Tara Jeffrey would contact me the next day. That was 9 days ago. And, yes, I have emailed several times to no avail.
My best recommendation would definitely be Bonne. All of these agencies have websites. So have a look! Of course, I don't know what kind of nanny you are looking for. If you hire a Native English Speaker, of course, the cost will be much higher than a local Russian woman. English girls usually get around $5000-6000US per month, net, plus housing, and they do not do housework. Russians can be had for about half, even as live-outs (no housing provided) and generally do normal housework (laundry, cooking, cleaning, etc.). You can also go the route of online au pair agencies if you are looking to be very frugal. Of course, you get what you pay for. But, you might find a nice, less experienced young girl, perhaps a student on gap year, who is still being supported by her parents, so money is not a major issue, and she would just like to experience travel and a new culture.

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17-11-2008, 13:49
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