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How to Choose and Train a Domestic Helper with Yvonne Heavyside

30 August 2017

Date:  1st November (Wed)
Time:   6:30 - 8:00 pm
Location:   The Woodland Montessori Academy, Mid-Levels

Yvonne Heavyside has worked with Mothers and babies in HK for over 20 years and teachers domestic helper first aid and childcare courses.

Have you noticed how frequently the topic of domestic helpers comes up on social media? And how varied and tense responses are? This topic consistently causes many of the Mothers Yvonne works with anguish, particularly concerning the employment of Domestic Helpers looking after babies and young children.

This session will be an honest discussion about the common problems Yvonne have encountered whilst working in Hong Kong with families and from training domestic helpers.  Tips will be given on how best to achieve effective communication. 

The following topics will also be discussed:

  •  Understand what you really want from a helper
  •  Explore the best way to find a domestic helper compatible with your family
  •  Suggestion on what to look for during interview
  •  Importance of following up references Pre-employment health checks
  •  Suggestions of how helpers can be trained within the home
  •  The importance of establishing good communication from day 1
  •  Course recommendations for developing helper skills will also be discussed

Please sign up early as places are limited and first come first served. 

Existing parents are welcome to send your RSVP to:

We welcome external parents to come join us as well. Please specify the workshop you would like to attend and send your name and contact details to:


Yvonne Heavyside
BA (Hons), RGN, HV Dip, DN Cert, IBCLC, Further Education Teachers Certificate, NSC Instructor

Yvonne is a UK trained and registered general nurse. She is also a registered nurse in Hong Kong and a Health Visitor (maternal & child health specialist), Lactation Consultant, Further Education Teacher and First Aid & CPR Instructor. 

Yvonne has over 30 years’ experience as a nurse both in the UK and in Hong Kong, and she previously worked in the Matilda International hospital running their well-baby clinic. She founded her own company, The Family Zone, specifically to provide a personal, professional, hands-on service for new mums.

In addition to this wealth of experience, Yvonne is the mother of three children and grandmother to two.

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