My husband has been offered a job in HK so I'm on a bit of a fact finding mission. We have a 9 month old and although I won't be working FT I hope to do a couple of hours of teaching a week. My husband is dead set against having a live in helper (loss of privacy etc) so I'm wondering how to go about employing a PT live out. I'm a pretty tidy person so really evisage having someone 3 days a week to clean, cook the evening meal & do a bit of ironing. The thing is I'd like to be able to go off and maybe have some me time and so would want the helper to look after our son too. (obviously in those cases he'd be more important than the cleaning chores) I'd also like them to do some baby sitting once or twice a week in the evenings. Is this a reasonable request? Where should I be looking to employ someone? How much is a reasonable wage? We hope to live in DB although my husband would be working near Times Square- any thoughts? Any help/ tips would be VERY gratefully received .