“Good help is hard to find.” Anonymous
…but not impossible…
At Maid For You, we believe the process of hiring and managing domestic help can be simple, even pleasant. Our approach to finding the best person to work in your home is much like match-making. And with the right help finding the right help, life can be so easy.
So where do we start?
During the free initial consultation, we meet with clients to assess their environment and lifestyle – everything from household routines to children’s needs and so much more. This information allows us to better target potential Domestic Help candidates.
We will cover the following: legalities, criteria, training, the interview process, and any questions you may have. What follows is a selection of service packages tailored to your needs.
What will all of this cost?
Our consulting fees begin at 5,900HKD, similar to most local agencies, and yet so different.
Or find your helper yourself by accessing the unlimited amount of profiles on our sister company – online database, Fairmaid.com.hk- for as little as $100 HKD!
Not all helpers are created equal and every employer has unique needs. This is particularly true of Expatriate families living in Asia. Specific needs require specialized training.
Maid For You has teamed up with Annerley, because we strongly believe that their individualized approach to training equips the ideal candidate with the best skills set to meet the exact needs of your household.
Training costs are supplementary to consulting fees. We’re sure you’ll agree, investing in training always pays off.
Peace of mind comes with knowing that your helper is confident and knowledgeable, and that she cares for your baby in the way in which you prefer. Annerley’s courses are based on strategies and guidelines devised by Annerley’s very own team of healthcare professionals and endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF.
Helpers leave feeling confident in assuming their new responsibilities, and that means mothers can go off to work, or out to meet friends, safe in the knowledge that her baby is in good hands.
- Home Assessment (2 hours)
- Is my child in safe hands with my helper?
- Home Training (2 x 2 hours)
- Putting theory into practice- recommended after helpers have completed a childcare course.
- Am I choosing the right caregiver?
- (1 hour helper candidate assessment)
Annerley offers a wide range of courses tailor-made to the needs of Hong Kong families
During this comprehensive course, Annerley equips your domestic helper with the skills to care for your baby with confidence and good communication. They cover all aspects of baby care, including hygiene and minor ailments, good sleep habits and self settling techniques for baby, breastfeeding support, use of infant formula and introducing solid foods, developmental milestones and appropriate play, infant CPR, First Aid and safety. They provide feedback to you on your domestic helpers’ progress at the end of the course. Topics Include;
- Developmental milestones birth to 6 months
- Safety for babies 0-6 months including SIDS, and understanding baby
- Bathing and hygiene for baby 0-6 months
- Age appropriate play
- Weaning and healthy eating at 6 months including preparation, storage and dental care
- Common illnesses, and when to call a doctor
- Developmental milestones 6-12 months, safety and application to developmental milestones
- Sleep routines
- Speech development
- First Aid and CPR
Aimed at domestic helpers who are caring for children aged between 1 and 5 years old with some prior childcare knowledge. An in depth and comprehensive course exploring issues such as fussy eating, temper tantrums, potty training, positive praise and the role of play in the developing child. The sessions are based on strategies and guidelines endorsed by the World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF and the national Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE). Interactive and using a variety of teaching and learning methods to ensure that everyone will gain from the sessions. Participants will be expected to complete homework. This is an integral part of the course as it enables the theory to be put into practice at home! The course concludes with a 2 hour recap session and a celebration of course completion! Annerley provides feedback to you on your domestic helpers’ progress at the end of the course. Topics Include;
- Roles and responsibilities
- Communication & safety
- Developmental milestones
- Age appropriate play
- Healthy eating, sleep, and managing difficult behaviour
Peadiatric CPR, first aid and safety. Intensive course, hands on, in a very clear format. Ideal for all helpers who are taking care of infants, babies and children. Handout included. Do you need to adjust to your helper taking care of your baby? Are you going back to work? Or just need a haircut? Best for babies from 2 months to walking. Fantastic Sensational Baby program.This course aims to introduce helpers working with food in a household environment to the basic principles of food safety and hygiene. The training takes 2 to 4 hours (depending on number of participants) in one session. Main objectives of the course are: How to keep yourself clean and hygienic, how to keep your work area clean, how food becomes contaminated and your role in reducing contamination, how to keep your kitchen safe, how to store your food safely. Topics Include;
- Introduction to Food Safety and Hygiene
- Why Food Safety is important
- Food Safety Hazards and Contamination
- Personal Hygiene, Hygienic premises, and Equipment and Food Storage