“The course is very comprehensive and pragmatic, the way it’s structured make you really remember the key things you have to know to take care of the baby. I would have loved to take this course when having my first baby three years ago. It was still a great refresher for me as I’m expecting my second one soon. I really appreciate as well how it is giving tips on how to approach your relationship with your helper, I must say I was completely clueless back then and those tips would have definitely been useful! ”Sophie (Hong Kong, Parent)
“As a domestic helper, we aim to earn our employers care and trust. I found myself very interested and eager to learn throughout the Uplifters Baby Care online course on my own. It is very clear and detailed with the short stories in every lesson, and I believe this is so helpful for domestic workers like me. I learned how to calm myself in every situation that I may encounter with my employer, how to promote a good employer-employee relationship by being open to discussing every detail about the child’s activities, especially if something wrong happens. Honesty is the secret for longterm employment, whatever the circumstances, we need to express our feelings in a proper way to avoid misunderstanding and have better communication. I am highly recommending this online course to both domestic workers and aspiring employers who are starting a family. It is very helpful to lessen the possibilities of breaking or terminating their contract.”Ailenemae (Hong Kong, Domestic Worker)
“Thank you Uplifters for giving me the chance to do the baby care course online. I am so happy, and there are a lot of benefits. There are tips on how to take care of an infant, how to hold a baby… I learned a lot about the baby’s well-being, hygiene and the home environment too. A nanny spends a great deal of time with the kids from day to day, and the employer needs to be confident. Nanny and employer must work together: the nanny will find in the Baby Care course many tips to be a good nanny”Fripiyanti, (Singapore, Domestic Worker)
“At first I thought I knew all about baby care because I’m a mother also. But I was wrong, after I took this course I learned so many things about taking good care of babies. And in this course you also learn how to have a good relationship between with your employer. Thank you, it’s really worth it”Fidelisa (Hong Kong, Domestic Worker)
Baby Care Module 1 - Parent Access
This first module covers: the baby's well-being, hygiene and home's environment, eating and a bonus guide to set your domestic worker up for success.
Baby Care Module 2 - Parent Access
This second module covers: the baby's development, growth and milestones, the most common risks and safety tips and how to handle emergency situations.
Unit 1 – The baby’s well-being, hygiene and home environment
- The baby needs
- Changing a diaper
- Giving the baby a bath
- Taking care of specific body parts (umbilical cord, eyes, ears, nose, nails)
- Dressing the baby
- Maintaining a healthy home environment and understanding family settings (siblings, twins, pets)
Unit 2 – Eating
- Recognising hunger cues
- Support a breastfeeding mother and know how to store and prepare expressed breast-milk
- Preparing a bottle of formula
- Giving a bottle to the baby
- Burping a baby
- Cleaning and sterilising bottles, pacifiers and breast pump accessories
- Weaning a baby off of milk
Bonus Unit – Set your domestic worker up for success (parent version of the module)
- Be clear about your domestic worker’s duties and responsibilities.
- Establish healthy boundaries
- Stay reassured; your children will not get confused about who is who!
- Make your domestic worker an ally in your children’s development and education
- Give clear guidelines in case of an emergency
- Know how to react when your domestic worker doesn’t follow the house rules
Bonus Unit – Set yourself up for success (domestic worker version of the module)
- How to be clear about your duties and responsibilities
- Organise your work and have a professional attitude
- Keep your employers informed about their children and in which situations to contact them urgently
- How should you deal with child education as a caregiver?
- Manage difficult situations and potential conflicts with your employer
Unit 3 – The baby’s development, growth and milestones
- Best practices to establish a healthy routine for the baby, support his/her development and create good sleeping habits
- The First Month
- Between 1 to 3 months old
- Between 4 to 7 months old
- Between 8 to 12 months old
Unit 4 – The most common risks and safety tips
- Specific risks at each stage of the baby’s development
- How to prevent injuries
- Safety Inspection Checklist
- Safe sleeping positions
- Carrying the baby safely
Unit 5 – How to handle emergency situations
- How to determine if you have an emergency
- What is a first aid emergency?
- In a first aid emergency use the CHECK—CALL—CARE method
- First Aid Kit
At the end of each unit, a quiz and handout are provided. Each module takes approximately 15 hours to complete and participants usually complete over two weeks. We know that life with a newborn is hectic, so you will be able to access the course for a year. It’s 100% flexible! You and your domestic worker can connect when you both have time.