Domestic Workers’ Work Safety in Singapore

As with any profession, ensuring a safe working environment is of the utmost importance when employing a domestic helper. The safety and wellbeing of maids is the responsibility of their employers, who ultimately have to cover costs associated with medical care and insurance. The Ministry of Manpower provides easily-accessible guidelines on domestic helper employment, which include rules and recommendations on workplace safety. This issue should be discussed with your helper during ...

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Domestic Helpers Taking Care of Elderly

Since the elderly care service in Hong Kong is not good, a lot of people would rather let their aged parents stay with them or stay alone. In that case, especially when there are only the elderly in the house for most of the day, people tend to opt for hiring a full-time, live-in domestic worker. However, a lot of complications can arise from this! While hiring Hiring a domestic helper to ...

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Have Your Domestic Helper Support Children Development

Since infancy and childhood are the very important periods of a person’s development, you want to make sure that the person who spends the most time with your children, that is your domestic worker, is on the same page with you. Different age groups have different training needs, such as you might want your 2-year-old to stop using diapers and learn to go to toilet, and you would want your ...

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The Main Concerns of Your Domestic Helper’s Work Safety

Your domestic helper’s, or actually anyone’s, work safety while doing household chores is often neglected. However, there are many hidden dangers such as robberies, falling from heights, electric shocks that can happen to your domestic helper, especially when she is alone at home. Therefore, while hiring a domestic helper, make sure that you can guarantee her work safety by giving her instructions to deal with some hazardous situations and providing her ...

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Where to Find Cooking Classes for Domestic Helpers in Singapore

Many employers in Singapore are looking forward to upskilling their maids, especially when it comes to improving their cooking skills. Cookbooks do wonders, there is no doubt about it. But it is needless to say that nothing beats actual cooking classes – especially when an experienced professional shows you the (right) way.   The benefits of registering your helper in cooking classes The benefits as an employer Not every domestic worker is a good ...

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Where to Find a Domestic Helper First Aid Training in Hong Kong

Having a medical emergency is a worry for everyone. Especially if you are not at home and your domestic helper takes care of your children or elderly parents. You may consider sending your domestic helper to a domestic helper first aid training, but the training can be expensive and it may take you a while to find the right course.    The domestic helper has already received first aid training in her ...

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A mother's role cannot be replaced by a domestic helper

Help! My Child Prefers My Domestic Helper

Your baby is growing attached to your domestic helper and you are feeling ‘threatened’ or even ‘in competition’ with her? If you are having a tough time dealing with the situation, the following advice will – hopefully – help you get through it. Am I the only one concerned about this? Worry not, it’s a natural feeling. Obviously, everyone has their way of reacting in such situations and feels different about it, ...

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How to Communicate Effectively with Your Children

Children go through various development stages and are continuously learning and developing new skills. One of the very first skills developed is communication. The latter plays a central role in their everyday life and is crucial to ensuring a healthy development. Parenting is a full-time job: your child is going to need all the help they can get from you – and other caregivers – to build valuable communication skills. Here ...

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Passion for Food Brings Domestic Helper and Employer Closer Together

Natalia and Elsa share a happy employer-employee relationship. Their secret? Communication, learning from each other and a passion for FOOD! The employer and the domestic helper recently co-wrote a cookbook gathering both Eastern and Western recipes. Discover their inspiring story. “This is delicious!” my husband said. “What’s in it?” Elsa had just come to join us in Hong Kong as a domestic helper after 15 years in Singapore. Despite my background in ...

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5 Tips to Manage Your House When Your Domestic Helper Is on Leave

You never quite realise how useful your domestic worker is until they go away. Whether they are going back to their home country for a few weeks or are taking a break in a different city, it can be difficult to manage the house during this period. However, it’s important to keep your house clean and your family well looked after throughout this time, and while it may seem tricky, ...

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