Baby Care Online Course

This course is designed for expectant parents and their domestic workers to become equipped with all the skills and knowledge required to take care of your baby, incorporating the current WHO health standards and recommendations.

Why choose a baby care course with dual access for parents and the domestic worker?

1. Having a newborn is stressful enough! New parents need support, and to be able to trust those responsible for taking care of the baby. Ideally, any caregiver (including family members) should receive training, and this may be particularly important for migrant domestic workers. Cultural differences and language barriers can be inhibiting. Numerous discussions with new parents have highlighted that alongside knowledge and skills, one of the biggest challenges is building trust and ensuring the domestic worker fully understands the parents’ expectations.

2. Having a baby is expensive! With our dual approach, you get two courses for the price of one. Whilst ‘on the job’ training is invaluable, the baby care course provides in-depth health and safety information. The course gives insight and expert tips from medical professionals. Its the only course, of its kind, to use a dual-approach. Both the parents and the domestic worker have access to the course. The units contain the key summary points and questions, which can be completed by parents and/ or the domestic worker.

More on the course….

Where: Firstly, the course can be completed from the comfort and safety of your own home. There are no scheduled meetings. Our online course is entirely flexible!

When: It has been scientifically proven that memory and learning are improved when the knowledge is immediately relevant to you. We recommend taking the baby care course before baby arrives, it then remains accessible for a year thereafter. This means we can answer any questions once the baby arrives!

How: The Uplifters Babycare course is easily accessed using a simple smartphone or any wifi device. It offers a unique learning environment, where domestic workers feel comfortable asking questions. Other baby care courses are usually in person and set at a fast pace. At Uplifters, we have trained more than 3,600 domestic workers in the last 3 years. Our online course is tailor-made to their needs. It’s easy to understand, with simple English vocabulary, and videos are translated into both Tagalog (Filipino) and Bahasa (Indonesian). The content can be reviewed as often as needed until the domestic worker has a sound understanding.

You and your domestic worker will have unlimited access to a Facebook Group on Baby Care to ask questions to our community of participants (anonymously if needed).

What: This course was created by Dr Blandine Prevost, a registered paediatrician, and Benedicte Le Caherec, a pediatric nurse who also has experience as a daycare centre director. The program follows the guidelines and includes the most current recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF.

Price: USD 150 (about HKD 1160, SGD 200) for our two modules:

Module 1:

Unit 1 – The baby’s well-being, hygiene and home environment

Unit 2 – Eating

Bonus – Set your domestic worker up for success (parent version)/Set yourself up for success (caregiver version) – FREE

Module 2:

Unit 3 – The baby’s development, growth and milestones

Unit 4 – The most common risks and safety tips

Unit 5 – How to handle emergency situations

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.

Do I have to complete the course myself so my domestic worker can do it?

No, it’s entirely up to you. We give you access to the same content as your domestic worker. It includes key points and questions to discuss with your domestic worker. Clarifying expectations and working on good communication are part of the main objectives for this course.

Completed! A certificate will be delivered to the domestic worker upon full completion of the course (module 1 and module 2) and passing the final exam. Uplifters do not provide an official educational certification or diplomas recognized by the relevant authorities. The certifications that are given are to certify successful completion of the courses offered to the rating and/or grading standards of Uplifters.

Testimonials

“We highly recommend the Uplifters baby care online course. It has been very educational and helpful for myself and my helper. It is clear and complete with many illustrations to make it more interactive. The format is tailored to balance my busy working life and active learning. After following this course, our helper was very enthusiastic and willing to follow more Uplifters online courses about different topics.” – Marine (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 overseas foreign workers (OFW) 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 OFWs and aspiring employers who are starting a family. It is very helpful for employers and OFW to learn together and have access to the course to give them a strong foundation to lessen the possibilities of breaking or terminating their contract.” – Ailenemae (Hong Kong Domestic Worker)
“ 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)
“ 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)

Click here to enroll you and your domestic worker for USD 150 only.

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About Uplifters

Uplifters is an NGO, specialized in online education for domestic workers. Our mission is to make their migration successful. This means, specifically, that domestic workers meet their employers’ needs and are properly trained to do their jobs well.