Kids, the virtual babysitter is here

(From left) Douglas and Duncan Cain and their mother, Mrs Veronica Cain, starting a Zoom call with Ms Selma Alkaff, who presented an Easter-themed storytelling session that included a scavenger hunt for the children.
(From left) Douglas and Duncan Cain and their mother, Mrs Veronica Cain, starting a Zoom call with Ms Selma Alkaff, who presented an Easter-themed storytelling session that included a scavenger hunt for the children.ST PHOTO: YONG LI XUAN

SINGAPORE - When she worked as an actress in London in 2019, Ms Selma Alkaff started babysitting children. It was a flexible side hustle and she found that she loved working with kids.

In May last year, she found herself babysitting a former client's pre-schoolers - via Zoom this time, as she was back in Singapore because of Covid-19.

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