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Top cleaning tips from the professionals

Top cleaning tips from the professionals
Let’s be honest, for most of us cleaning the house is a real chore; one that if we had the opportunity we would readily pass onto a professional cleaner. If you have ever called in the professionals, you may have wondered how they make the ...
Posted: 15 September 2017 13:06:00
Filed under:Catering & Hospitality, Corporate Stafffing, Private Households & Estates

What defines a modern day butler?

What defines a modern day butler?
Becoming a butler is probably not seen as a typical career choice. If a child is asked what they want to be when they grow up, they are more likely to answer Batman than Alfred, his trusty servant. Many would perceive the butler as a dying breed; ...
Posted: 15 September 2017 13:01:00
Filed under:Corporate Stafffing, Private Households & Estates

Last minute tips for back to school Items

Last minute tips for back to school Items
The summer is nearly over and for most children next week marks the start of the new school year. The first few days of school can be difficult for children of all ages. Children entering school for the first time are often anxious, but even ...
Posted: 01 September 2017 09:36:00
Filed under:Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

Back to School Essentials and Handy Checklist

Back to School Essentials and Handy Checklist
We are already nearing the end of the summer holidays - ‘thank goodness’ I hear you cry! Before theusual scramble of trying on previous years’ uniform and dusting off the slightly worse for wear school bags, we thought we would ask ...
Posted: 31 August 2017 12:02:00
Filed under:Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

How to build and keep a great relationship with your nanny

How to build and keep a great relationship with your nanny
We all know that the most important relationship you have is with your children. It’s a relationship that takes a lot of time, effort and attention. Just as having a great relationship with your children is important, so is the one you have ...
Posted: 24 August 2017 07:00:00
Filed under:Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

What to consider when working overseas as a nanny

What to consider when working overseas as a nanny
One of the key benefits of becoming a nanny is that it allows you to work abroad easily, if you choose. Nannies are in demand all around the world, and often families decide that picking someone from abroad can open up their children to new cultures ...
Posted: 17 August 2017 09:30:00
Filed under:Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

What makes the perfect chauffeur?

What makes the perfect chauffeur?
One of the most annoying things a chauffeur must hear is “oh you’re a driver, you drive for a living”. Whilst yes it is true that a chauffeur is a professional driver, and just like a driver they both have the job of getting you to ...
Posted: 15 August 2017 08:53:00
Filed under:Private Households & Estates

How to cope when your nanny leaves suddenly

How to cope when your nanny leaves suddenly
There is an old adage that says that two of the most stressful events in your life are divorce and moving house; well that person has probably never had a nanny leave suddenly! Because let’s face it, your nanny takes care of the most ...
Posted: 10 August 2017 08:42:00
Filed under:Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

Live Out Housekeeping job in Kingswood, Surrey

Live Out Housekeeping job in Kingswood, Surrey
Greycoat Lumleys are looking for a Live out Housekeeper to start ASAP at a property near Kingswood, Surrey. Delightful, busy family with two school aged children and a baby need the help of an experienced, super flexible and proactive housekeeper ...
Posted: 09 August 2017 14:44:00
Filed under:Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

Housekeeping Coffee Morning

Housekeeping Coffee Morning
Due to high demand, we are looking for experienced and excellent Housekeepers for a variety of live-in and live-out roles in both London and more rural locations. We have a growing number of clients all over the UK and internationally who require ...
Posted: 04 August 2017 13:31:00
Filed under:Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

Candidate Resourcer vacancy with Greycoat Lumleys (fast-track consultancy training)

Candidate Resourcer vacancy with Greycoat Lumleys (fast-track consultancy training)
Greycoat Lumleys’ Private Household & Catering team are looking for a new Candidate Resourcer (who will be fast-tracked to a consultancy role by January 2018), to join their busy and growing Private household division. The team has grown ...

Most in demand spoken languages for nannies

Most in demand spoken languages for nannies
We can all agree that there are so many benefits of children learning to speak more than one language. However, for many parents the biggest obstacles to helping their child become bilingual are that they either don’t speak a second language ...
Posted: 28 July 2017 09:47:00
Filed under:Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

What an employer really wants from a housekeeper

What an employer really wants from a housekeeper
The benefits of hiring a housekeeper are clear to see, especially if you lead a busy life. Raising children, work and a busy social social life can make life hard enough without even thinking about housekeeping. For many this is the prime time to ...
Posted: 28 July 2017 09:30:00
Filed under:Private Households & Estates

Female Nanny or Male Nanny - which to choose?

Female  Nanny or Male Nanny - which to choose?
For those of us who watched Friends many years ago, we can remember the hilarious episode where Rachel wants to hire a male nanny for daughter Emma. However, father Ross is totally shocked at the suggestion as a male nanny wasn’t a job title ...
Posted: 28 July 2017 09:25:00
Filed under:Childcare & Education

Caring for Marble Floors by Georgia Lester

Caring for Marble Floors by Georgia Lester
It is paramount that you keep your marble floors properly maintained otherwise the appearance and quality of the marble will decline. One of the most important ways to care for marble floors is to clean them regularly. This is due to the fact ...
Posted: 26 July 2017 11:14:00
Filed under:Private Households & Estates

Communication is the key

Communication is the key
When Cooks, Chefs and clients come together, communication is the key to success. Once Greycoat Lumleys has confirmed a job, we then put both parties in touch to sort through the details and work out proposed menus etc. As a client, you may have a ...
Posted: 18 July 2017 16:24:00
Filed under:Catering & Hospitality

Open Day Kingston-Upon-Thames

Open Day Kingston-Upon-Thames
Due to a high level of demand in the area, we are seeking high quality staff to work in private households in Kingston upon Thames and the surrounding areas. We will be holding an open day in Kingston on the 27th July 2017, so you don't need to ...

How to Lose your Nanny in 10 Days

How to Lose your Nanny in 10 Days
1. Don’t sort the paperwork Ideally you should have a contract in place before your nanny starts, but if you don’t then make signing one a top priority. Aside from being a legal obligation on your part, it’s a good idea to have ...
Posted: 06 July 2017 15:14:00
Filed under:Childcare & Education

What Makes A Good Dinner Party Chef by Laura Sandels

What Makes A Good Dinner Party Chef by Laura Sandels
About the Consultant… Name: Laura Sandels Job Title: Recruitment consultant What did you do before joining Greycoat Lumleys? I used to work in the Head Office for a large retail company outside of London. I also in a former ...
Posted: 22 June 2017 11:28:16
Filed under:Catering & Hospitality

Greycoat Lumleys Nanny / Housekeepers

Greycoat Lumleys Nanny / Housekeepers
A Nanny / Housekeeper is a hugely popular choice for modern families and one of the most requested job types. ‘Multi-tasking’ and ‘flexibility’ are key words in so many work places these days and private homes are no ...
Posted: 22 June 2017 11:22:00
Filed under:Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

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