Whether you are looking for short courses or schools for your domestic helper (OFW) or caregiver, Hong Kong has lots of options for training. Turn your helper into a super helper with these classes and workshops available in Hong Kong. From cooking and gourmet baking to emergency care and CPR for kids and general housekeeping…we have the list to sort out your life. So go on now – click and explore!
The Family Zone offers courses on basic baby and childcare, home safety and first aid for helpers. Operated by Yvonne Heavyside, a qualified first aid and CPR instructor, who has been teaching classes in both Hong Kong and the U.K. The 11-hour course will get your domestic helper ready for any emergency situation. The course is designed for helpers taking care of babies and children from newborn to 8 years old. Topics will include Effective Communication; Learning through Play; Basic Baby Care; Common Childhood Illnesses; Weaning; Potty Training; Injury Prevention & Home Safety; First Aid, Choking Care & CPR.
The Family Zone, 3/F, 12 Crown Terrace, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong, +852 9887 3235, www.thefamilyzone.hk/courses/helpers-child-care-first-aid-cpr
YWCA hosts 2 wonderful classes for domestic helpers. Choose between the 'Introduction to First Aid + Child CPR' or the 'Cooking with Renu' classes. Learning first aid is an important skill that all of us should have, especially if you are a caregiver for children, and the lovely teachers at YWCA will give their students the perfect intro. Whereas Renu has been teaching cooking classes for domestic helpers for more than 10years at YWCA. She brings a wealth of knowledge in many cuisines!
YWCA, 3/F, 1 MacDonnell Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3476 1340, clle.ywca.org.hk
Matilda Hospital offers two health education courses. The eight-hour childcare course is designed for domestic helpers taking care of young kids. This course covers child development and play plus tips on how to respond to different stages in a child’s development: weaning, potty training, and teething. The second course is an eight-hour first aid course that covers emergencies and includes CPR and basic first aid. T
Matilda International Hospital, 41 Kellett Road, The Peak, Hong Kong, https://www.matilda.org/en/for-patients/classes/courses-for-domestic-helpers
Run by chef Meenu in the comfort of her home, Cook Like A Chef offers a wide array of courses for helpers including Thai, Szechuan, Korean, Indian, Continental, Middle-Eastern, and more. She focuses not only on offering tips and fabulous, easy recipes but also puts great importance on teaching table setting prep, meal preparation, kitchen management, and hospitality. Check her facebook page for groups class details and you can also arrange private sessions too!
Andiappan Yoga Community is a is a section 88 registered non-profit under the IRO-HK, fully volunteer organization. Their humble mission is to share yoga with those who may not be able to afford yoga classes or those who may have special needs or circumstances. This includes free yoga classes for domestic helpers, so check out their site for their next session!
Andiappan Yoga Community, www.yogacommunity.org
Marie Marchand, the founder of Parenting Dialogue and headmistress at City Kids, runs domestic helpers ‘parenting' courses outside of City Kids and they also offer small groups or private domestic helper sessions. They cover topics such as Raising self-esteem, Helping Children Learn to Cooperate, Discipline for Children, Listening and Talking to Children and many more topics.
Parenting Dialogue, www.parentingdialogue.com
InspirED was started in 2018 by Rebecca Hegarty who is a qualified Early Years Practitioner who has over 25 years of experience in a variety of educational settings both in Hong Kong and Australia. InspirED offers Domestic Helper Training courses, they recognize that domestic helpers play such an important role in our families and in the life of the children in their care.
Enrich is the leading Hong Kong charity promoting the economic empowerment of migrant domestic workers. Their workshops equip migrant women with the tools to save, budget, and plan for greater financial security. A favorite course is Money Wise which teaches helpers how to focus on the long-term goals, understand how to do basic money management, and discusses the ins and outs of financial loans and other options. They run workshops in multiple languages including Bahasa Indonesia, Thai, and Tagalog.
Enrich, 1102 Enterprise Building, 228-238 Queens Road Central, Hong Kong, +852 2386 5811, www.enrichhk.org
CPR Classes For Domestic Helpers:
American Red Cross, Website
Cooking Classes For Domestic Helpers:
* Hong Kong Helper's Cookery, www.facebook.com/groups/689366411210089/
* Azia Dolce Vita, www.aziadolcevita.com
* Towngas, www.towngascooking.com
Driving Classes For Domestic Helpers:
* Tak On, www.driving.com.hk/english.php
Other Short Courses For OFW:
Owwa Courses In Hong Kong, https://www.facebook.com/owwahongkong/