While Christmas is undoubtedly a season brimming with festive joy, it can also bring with it an element of organisational stress. Gathering the presents, preparing the food, hosting parties and - of course - spending quality time with the family can add up to quite the workload. This is where employing the help of a household staff agency can really help you get the most out of Christmas.
We have a wide range of positions available, including part-time nannies, catering for events, or even challenges such as specialist palace staff in the Middle East.
The Christmas season and the leadup to Christmas Day can be a challenging and stressful time for any household. Using a household staff agency may seem daunting at first, but we’re here to help!
Here are just some of the roles that can help relieve the burden of hosting this Christmas:
A Christmas Nanny
As a family, part of the joy of Christmas, is of course, the excitement for children. School holidays, Father Christmas, decorating a tree - all great activities to do with the kids. However, it can also often prove to be a hectic time in the workplace. For working parents, it can be difficult to find the time to really take advantage of all the festivities.
Hiring a nanny, a maternity nurse, or even a governess for Christmas can ensure that you and your family can make the most of the season. From permanent, full time nannies who truly become a part of the family, and get involved in everything from breakfast to bath time, to live out nannies and rota nannies. They allow you to work when you need to and truly enjoy the time that is spent with your children.
A personal chef for the Christmas period (or even just Christmas Day itself) can be just what you need when you are hosting a family. However, having someone to help you or take charge of plan a menu, shop for ingredients, prepare, cook, and clean up afterwards can make the festive season much more enjoyable.
It can even make for a really special gift to a loved one. Employing a private chef also means that you and your family and friends are guaranteed gourmet meals cooked to your liking over the Christmas period, allowing you to sit back, relax, and truly enjoy yourself.
Hiring a Housekeeper for Christmas.
Another position worth considering in what is often one of the busiest seasons of the year is a housekeeper. The responsibilities of a housekeeper may include general organisation of the house, keeping on top of laundry, running errands, driving (for example the school run), dealing with tradesmen that may come to the house and overseeing their work, and taking care of family pets.
Having a housekeeper for the Christmas season lets you rest assured that the general running of your home will be kept up to speed. This ensures that the festive season remains enjoyable and not stressful, and can be a wonderful addition to a family home, giving you the chance to fully take advantage of the joy that the festive season brings. Father Christmas isn’t the only one who deserves a friendly helper!
Looking For Domestic Staff Roles?
Alternatively, if you want to work as domestic staff over Christmas, or at any point during the festive season, make sure to update your availability with your consultant as soon as you can. If you’re new to Greycoat Lumleys, you can get in touch with us today to start your journey.
Our specialist premier household staffing consultants are always looking for experienced, talented candidates for placements in the UK and globally. The days are only getting shorter, and the requests for household staff over the festive season are already rolling in.