I accidentally tumbled upon your blog and must say it is fantastic. Especially for someone like me who has recently moved to Mumbai and keeps traveling too.
I am in absolute desperation to get hold of the nos of some recommended maid agencies – require a well trained nanny for my 3.5 yr son. Also if anyone has any information about a music/contemporary dance class for kids
in south mumbai.
Thank you and really hoping that someone will be able to bail me out of this situation.
Welcome to Mumbai. To help you along the way; first things first. Maids and nannies are the bane of every mummy in Mumbai (sorry but there is no gentle way of putting it). However, there are many professional agencies that offer a range of housekeeping assistance. I have not personally used an agency and unfortunately haven’t heard anyone sing praises about any agency consistently.
In fact in Mumbai I’ve been told maid hunts are a tedious process with maids effectively ‘checking you out and inspecting your home on first visit to suss out how much they think they can charge and get away with’, as my friend put it.
Here are a few options you could try:
Om Sai Manpower Consultant: 26736408/9321352758.
D.S. Infinity Recruitment Services: 61777100
Dr. Manju Maid Services: 28657068/65045806/www.maidservices.in
And now for the fun stuff:
There are several professional dance classes and I have listed some of the more popular ones. Ideally chat with a few mummies in the vicinity and you are sure to get a range of comments to help you decide on which one to go with.
All of them also have classes for adults that are really fantastic and work well as a fun workout. So once you get the nanny in place, head on over with your partner and dancing shoes.
Dance-kids: Mirabelle da Cruz’s studio teaches salsa, merengue, hip hop and world dances, including those from Ireland and Africa. 98219-18442.
Shiamak Davar: Needs no introduction so go straight to the site.
Terrence Lewis Academy:
Maria: 022-2604 0144. / 2623-8651/3251-4108.
Expressions Modern Dance Company: 24366 771 / 6 / 7 /
The School Of Classical Ballet and Western Dance: Tushna Dallas and Khushcheher, Registered Teachers of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), London teach primarily Western Classical Ballet through the syllabus of the
Royal Academy of Dance (London) and also include Character and Free Movement. Other dances taught are Modern, Jazz and Latin American Dance. 022 23676534 / 022 23612275
Hope this gives you a good starting point, Tasneem.