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Our Respite Carers: Heroes in Their Own Right

  • Our respite carer families come from all over the world

  • They share a love for children and want to provide respite children with a safe and happy environment in order to support a family through a crisis

  • They commit to supporting weekly access and providing updates so that respite children remain connected with their own families despite being apart

  • Their service is purely voluntary and they receive no stipend

  • They have undergone an assessment process of a home assessment, 2 to 3 interview sessions, and a panel discussion

Eligibility Criteria

  • 28 years old and above

  • Minimum household income of $3,000 (nett)

  • Residing in Singapore for at least the next one year

  • Experience in caring for children

  • Willing to provide a child-safe environment 

  • Willing to work with the Sanctuary Care Team and other professionals 

How To Apply

Interested to be a respite carer with Sanctuary Care?

You may apply via the button below and we will respond to you within 3-5 working days. 

Should you have further clarification, please email us or call us at 6221 0588 / 9177 3122.

Care for a child today to give a family a tomorrow.

Testimonials of Respite Carers

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Keren Priyadarshini

Seeing mothers fighting against all odds for their children, who are learning to survive given the extreme conditions is very motivating. That's another reason why I am a respite carer.

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Patricia Tan

It gives me great comfort to know they (Sanctuary Care) are journeying with me, and they are always just a call away should I need help or advise.

Katherine Thayre

For us, having a house filled with children playing and being happy brings us great joy.  It feels like a small effort on our part which brings great benefit to another family.