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DOMESTIC BLISS provides
SKILLS TRAINING and STAFF PLACEMENTS
to DOMESTIC WORKERS, the CLEANING, HOSPITALITY,
HEALTHCARE industries and the BUSINESS sector
Skills Training Programmes
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TRAINING PROGRAMMES:

Household Management
Laundry

Home Based Care / Frail Care

Child Care

First Aid & CPR

Elementary Cooking

Baking

Healthy Cooking

Dinner Party Entertaining

Summer Cooking

Winter Cooking

Italian Cooking

Thai Food

Jewish Cooking

Meal Planning

HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT

A comprehensive programme recommended for any housekeeper covering communication in the home, telephone techniques, safety and security, home cleaning, hygiene practices, product usage & wastage control, understanding and organising of household duties, time management and a comprehensive workplan, compilation of shopping list and table/tray settings.

Duration: 27,5 training hours

LAUNDRY

Practical training covering care and maintenance of washing machines, analysis of fabrics/garment care label instructions, effective sorting procedures, identification, removal of stains, selecting washing agents, softeners, suitable washing cycles / loading the machine, laundering of high-risk items (hand washing of delicates), practical ironing, folding / packing garments.

Duration: 11 training hours

HOME BASED CARE / FRAILCARE

Set up and administration of the sickroom, assistance with mobility, grooming, administration of medication, TPR, reporting, companionship and recreation in a compassionate environment

Duration: 20 training hours

CHILD CARE

The necessary skills and confidence are instilled to ensure that the childminder is competent and vigilant, thus giving the parent peace of mind.

 

The course, developed in consultation with childcare experts, is aimed at ensuring the childminder’s understanding of the needs of babies, toddlers and the young child. We deal with the growth and development of children, stimulation and play, hygiene routines, potty training, balanced nutrition and how to present exciting, wholesome meals for toddlers. Ensuring proper and adequate safety measures are provided in the home is a vital part of the programme.

 

Duration: 22 training hours

FIRST AID AND CPR

An intensive Level 1 Programme on how to deal with emergencies and how to contact EMS (Emergency Medical Services). Typical injuries pertaining to children are covered in great detail. The programme is very practical, and covers the protocols for infant, child and adult and is presented by highly experienced paramedics.

 

Duration: 16.5 training hours

ELEMENTARY COOKING

Ideal for any Cook except the very experienced. Participants will learn how to read recipes and understand cooking terms, methods and measurements. Learners are practically engaged in the preparation of meals. Participation through group work boosts learner confidence. Emphasis is placed on hygienic practices in the kitchen and in the preparation of food. Ensuring food is healthy, not overcooked and has a low fat content are important objectives. While primary instruction is in English, mother-tongue support is available. A comprehensive training manual is provided. Approximately 6 different dishes, typical of the “Monday to Thursday” family meals, are covered per session, including Roast Chicken, Grilled and Lightly Fried Fish, Pot-Roast, Stir-Fry, a simple Curry, Casserole, a variety of Mince Dishes including Lasagne, vegetable dishes, salads and some Baking.

 

Duration: 27.5 training hours

BAKING

A baking course for all occasions! Everyday favourites include almond, jam, ginger, choc chip and shortbread biscuits, focaccio and mixed grain loaf. Blueberry muffins, delicious cakes such as sponge, marble, apple and chocolate roulade with coffee creams are our specialities.

 

Duration: 12 training hours

HEALTHY COOKING

A section of exciting contemporary, easy to prepare meals. All recipes has a full Nutrition Index. This course runs for 4 weeks - the first two sessions include tasty vegetarian dishes, the third session will focus on fish dishes and the last session on chicken .

 

Select 2,3 or 4 session as per your requirements.

 

Duration: 8, 12 or 16 training hours

DINNER PARTY ENTERTAINING

Easy delicious entertaining for small dinner parties to ‘wow’ your guests. Starters, main course & desserts as well as beautiful table settings.

 

Duration: 12 training hours

SUMMER COOKING

Learners prepare dishes which are ideal for summer time lifestyle. Emphasis is placed on preparation and presentation of dishes using fresh seasonal ingredients. Some of the delicious dishes include Oriental Chicken Salad, Grilled Fresh Salmon with Cucumber Sauce, No-Crust Vegetable Quiche and Snoek

Pate in Phyllo Baskets, as well as a great variety of salads.

 

Duration: 12 training hours

WINTER COOKING

(APRIL- JULY)

 

Warming meals including - various delicious nourishing soups, tasty pasta and vegetables dishes, main courses such as Beef Stroganoff and Crunchy Baked Chicken, Chicken Liver peri-peri,

Snack such as potato wedges with salsa and warm desserts.

 

Duration: 12 training hours

ITALIAN COOKING

Understanding how to cook pasta correctly is vital!

 

A selection of popular versatile pasta sauces such as Siciliana, and tomato based sauces, as well as cream-based souces, pizza, and various main course dishes including Veal Limone, Osso Bucco, Canneloni and Risotto. Desserts include Tiramasu, Calzone, Mocha Pots and Glazed Oranges.

 

Duration: 12 training hours

THAI FOOD

An introduction to Thai ingredients and their uses. Recipes includes our legendary Thai Chicken soups, delectable starters such as Satays, Corn/Crab Cakes and fresh Springrolls, Green and Red Curries, Stir Fries with Prawn and Noodles and Thai Fruit Dessert

 

Duration: 8 training hours

JEWISH COOKING

A feast of Traditional Fish, Herring, Chopped Liver, Chicken Soup, Kneidlach, Perogen, Challah, Latkes, Meat Dishes, etc, to enchance the Shabbat or Yom Tov table.

 

Duration: 8 hours

MEAL PLANNING

Due to popular demand from employers and cooks alike, we have reintroduced a three day session Meal Planning programme covering:

 

  • Nutrition and the Food Pyramid
  • How to plan balanced meals• How to plan the weekly meal without constant repetition on the same familiar dishes
  • How to device a comprehensive shopping list based on future menus

 

We work in conjunction with employers to ascertain their food preferences and equip learners to prepare weekly menus to suit their employer’s taste.

 

Duration: 16 training hours