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Educational Aides Professional Development Workshops


How to Work Effectively With Your Domestic Helper:  A Guide for Employers

Domestic helpers take care of our children and our homes. Clear, respectful communication and good boundaries are key to maintaining a harmonious and effective household. We will address the impact of cultural differences in training and childcare and how to set guidelines that ensure that our expectations are met. Domestic helpers can be a source of assistance or a source of stress. We want to maximize cooperation in an atmosphere of respect and follow through.

Educational Aides Professional Development Workshop

A workshop to build confidence in caregivers (teacher aides, bus monitors, school staff, and maintenance crew) to better understand how to effectively handle children and adolescents.  The goals of the workshop are as follows:

  • To increase the understanding of children’s behaviour and feelings as well as misbehaviour
  • To learn how to encourage children so they will want to cooperate
  • To communicate effectively with children and adolescents so they will feel understood
  • To be empowered to implement rules and discipline
  • To be able to handle a difficult child with confidence


The participant will develop skills that they can use in creating an environment of cooperation and mutual respect to achieve a positive response from the children/adolescents that they encounter on a daily basis.

Can My Helper Handle My Children? A Workshop for Domestic Helpers, Nannies, and Other Child Caretakers

There are many benefits in being an expatriate family living in Asia, such as the availability of domestic helpers to assist us with childcare. This workshop will explore with the domestic helper various issues in understanding and caring for children in the most effective way that will support and assist one’s employer in creating a positive home environment. Some guidelines on healthy boundaries will be discussed. This workshop will cover:

  • Understanding children’s behavior and misbehavior
  • Encouraging children and communicating effectively
  • Knowing how to support rules that your employer has set
  • Being effective with a difficult child
  • Knowing age appropriate fun play activities