Ed­u­ca­tion costs are high so why hire ‘un­qual­i­fied’ maids to care for kids?

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With the re­cent news that it costs more than Dhs1 mil­lion to ed­u­cate a child in the UAE, I find it ex­traor­di­nary that th­ese same par­ents then em­ploy ‘bar­gain­base­ment­nan­nies’ to raise their child the rest of the time. Un­trained, un­qual­i­fied and cer­tainly un­der­paid – most are barely ed­u­cated, all are of a com­pletely dif­fer­ent cul­ture and lan­guage to the em­ployer’s chil­dren and are ei­ther very young or more of­ten moth­ers them­selves who spend the whole time on the phone to their own chil­dren con­ti­nents away be­ing Farhan UAE

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