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Sassy Scoop: Enrol your helper in summer cooking classes at Superhelper!

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We know many of you are packing up the family and jetting off back home for the next few months, so why not take this time while you’re away to enrol your helper in some training classes? Superhelper offers everything from housekeeping to cooking … [Read more...]

Ask Andreas: How do I manage my helper’s petty cash?

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Q: “How do I manage cash when my helper buys groceries or takes the bus while working? Right now I’m giving her money on an ad-hoc basis and I can’t seem to keep track of how much we are spending."  If your helper is regularly buying … [Read more...]

Sassy Mama’s Post-Baby Guide: A Western Girl in Confinement


After seven years in Hong Kong I have adapted to many things — the summers aren’t as hot as when I first arrived, the bones in foods don’t bother me anymore and the hills aren’t as difficult to traverse as they once were (and in heels!). I … [Read more...]

Annerley’s tips for training your helper to care for infants


In Hong Kong, achieving a work-life balance can be tough, especially when you've just had a baby but are feeling the pull from the office after just a few weeks. Most working parents in Hong Kong have no choice but to return to work full-time, … [Read more...]

Ask Andreas: Helper Abuse

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Many of us have been horrified in the past week by the pictures of Erwiana Sulistayaniangsih, a domestic helper from Indonesia who was allegedly severely abused for eight months by her employers. It is believed that they beat her with sticks and … [Read more...]

Silencing your helper, and why it is a bad idea

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Amazingly, there are employers than forbid helpers from speaking with other people than the employers themselves. There are even employers who don’t let their two helpers talk to each other while working together in the same apartment. Why is this? … [Read more...]

Ask Andreas: How best to mark Christmas with your helper?


Our lovely helper started with us about three months ago - how do we make her feel appreciated this Christmas?  Typically what we do is buy a nice gift for Christmas. Something they like but wouldn't buy for themselves, for example a nice … [Read more...]

Ask Andreas: How to find a temporary Helper in Hong Kong?


I am a full-time working mother of two. My current helper is pregnant, plans to have the baby in Hong Kong and will continue to be under contract with us for a year more after the birth. What is the best way to find a helper to fill in for the two … [Read more...]

Ask Andreas: Bringing a helper to Hong Kong from Singapore


I am hoping to bring my helper to Hong Kong from Singapore. What is the process to do this? Can I bring her from day one with me, when my family fly over? We will not have a permanent place to live but will live in a serviced apartment - I assume my … [Read more...]

Ask Andreas: Should My Helper Eat with the Family?


Is it the norm for helpers to eat with the family? My apartment isn't big, so I don't really feel comfortable asking her to eat in the kitchen or her room, but we don't get much family time together so want to spend it catching up wherever … [Read more...]

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