A house­maid and nanny are two dif­fer­ent jobs…

7 Days in Dubai - - ENTERTAINMENT -

In ref­er­ence to the ar­ti­cle ‘Left alone and turn­ing blue’ (Nov 21), my heart and prayers go out to Mr Al Tamimi and his fam­ily for the health of baby Fazza. I hope jus­tice will be done in this case. But, I won­der how much train­ing this nanny had in car­ing for this child? Was she a reg­is­tered nurse? How long had she been with the fam­ily be­fore she was left alone with this lit­tle one to mon­i­tor his con­di­tion? Mr Al Tamimi is spot-on when he en­cour­ages peo­ple to be cau­tious in hir­ing child car­ers. I would go one fur­ther though, and en­cour­age that you are cer­tain the per­son you have hired is qual­i­fied to do the job you are ask­ing them to do. Most peo­ple who are brought to the UAE as ‘house­maids’ are not qual­i­fied nan­nies. They may have won­der­ful em­pa­thy and kind­ness to­ward lit­tle ones or the el­derly, but this doesn’t al­ways trans­late into the skills nec­es­sary to care for vul­ner­a­ble fam­ily mem­bers. Per­haps it is time for the UAE to con­sider mak­ing ‘house­maid’ and 'nanny/care­giver' dif­fer­ent job des­ig­na­tions with dif­fer­ent pro­fes­sional cer­tifi­cate re­quire­ments. Sand­mama UAE

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