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What makes a great nanny?

What makes a great nanny?
At Greycoat Lumleys we are so often asked by clients and candidates alike “what makes agreat nanny?” Thankfully, our many years’ of experience recruiting the very best nannies has allowed us to study the top characteristics every ...
Posted: 19 February 2018 09:37:00
Filed under: Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

All you need to need to know about DBS

All you need to need to know about DBS
When working or employing within the private household industry, you certainly will have heard of DBS check. However, as requests for full criminal record checks become more and more common, for private household staff, we thought we would take this ...

How to make your Valentine's Day unique

How to make your Valentine's Day unique
Although Valentine’s Day is meant to be the most romantic day of the year, many of us can find it becomes a lot of pressure and leaves us scratching our heads over how to best celebrate. You could go for the traditional meal out, or you could ...
Posted: 08 February 2018 09:33:00
Filed under: Catering & Hospitality, Corporate Stafffing, Private Households & Estates

Are you thinking about your next ski season, or maybe planning your summer job?

Are you thinking about your next ski season, or maybe planning your summer job?
Do you want to work in a luxury chalet next year? Are you thinking about jobs for this summer? Perhaps you are ready to move on to a permanent job? If you are you thinking of your working life beyond this ski season, don’t miss the chance ...
Posted: 31 January 2018 09:30:00
Filed under: Ski & Yacht

The Garden of Cosmic Speculation - it truly is out of this world!

The Garden of Cosmic Speculation - it truly is out of this world!
For one day a year, thousands of visitors from as far and wide as Canada and New Zealand flock to visit the private garden of internationally renowned and distinguished architectural writer and designer Charles Jencks, when the garden is opened to ...
Posted: 22 January 2018 15:00:00
Filed under: Private Households & Estates

Why reading with your child is so important

Why reading with your child is so important
Reading with their child really is one of the most important things a parent can do. The evidence is vast and clear; reading with your child helps build a bond between you, develops their imagination, language and vocabulary skills and even impacts ...
Posted: 15 January 2018 11:01:00
Filed under: Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

Why it’s important to only use registered childcare agencies

Why it’s important to only use registered childcare agencies
For a family looking to solve their childcare dilemma or for a nanny trying to find their next position it can certainly be a time consuming, daunting and challenging time. But how do you approach your search; is it best to try on your own, ...
Posted: 10 January 2018 14:17:00
Filed under: Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

How to stay on track with your New Year’s resolutions?

How to stay on track with your New Year’s resolutions?
The beginning of a New Year often brings with it a slight headache and a drive for self-improvement and change. New Year’s resolutions have long been a tradition where we set ourselves goals from getting in shape, learning a new language to ...

How to prepare your child for their first day of skiing

How to prepare your child for their first day of skiing
Winter is here and for many of us it’s the perfect time to indulge ourselves. For some, themost active thing they want do is wrap up warm in a blanket, eat chocolate and mince pies, and drink lots of wine and hot chocolate with ...
Posted: 07 December 2017 13:30:00
Filed under: Childcare & Education, Ski & Yacht

Why you should consider hiring a professional gardener

Why you should consider hiring a professional gardener
Some may deem a professional gardener as simply an unnecessary luxury, however theenlightened amongst us are well aware that it can be an absolute necessity. After all, a garden should be a place to relax, entertain and of course enjoy the odd glass ...
Posted: 07 December 2017 09:56:00
Filed under: Private Households & Estates

A domestic couple is the perfect team to run a household

A domestic couple is the perfect team to run a household
When looking to hire staff to help run a household, there are often varying circumstancesand needs. A wide range of duties will often require a combination of staff, such as housekeeper, butler, gardener, cook or nanny to ensure the household runs ...

Stay safe this Christmas

Stay safe this Christmas
The party venues are booked, the drinks and food are on order and wardrobes everywhere are being filled with gorgeous bejewelled outfits and fabulous shoes - and guess what? It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! The festivities bring ...
Posted: 04 December 2017 14:45:00
Filed under: Catering & Hospitality, Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

What makes a great yacht steward/ess

What makes a great yacht steward/ess
When you become a yacht steward/ess you become a member of a crew whose ultimate goal is to provide a supreme level of service to their guests. It’s hard work and you will constantly be placed outside your comfort zone. In return for all your ...
Posted: 14 November 2017 09:51:00
Filed under: Catering & Hospitality, Corporate Stafffing, Ski & Yacht

Let’s get organised for Christmas

Let’s get organised for Christmas
It’s the same every year, you think you have plenty of time to get organised, but before you know it, it’s Christmas Eve and the cards you have managed to write are still sat undelivered on the kitchen table and you’ve forgotten to ...

Life as a chalet host

Life as a chalet host
For lots of people, the view of a chalet host is probably a young, not long out of school, skior snow-boarding obsessive who likes to party all night and is looking for a free ride onto the slopes. This view however couldn’t be further from ...
Posted: 13 November 2017 09:57:00
Filed under: Catering & Hospitality, Private Households & Estates, Ski & Yacht

Visit us at the Country House Business Innovation Show!

Visit us at the Country House Business Innovation Show!
The Country House Business Innovation is the most illustrious event for country house, estate, manor and landowners to find new ways to diversify their property and increase their profits. The event runs within the Farm Business Innovation Show ...

The rise of the nanny for teenagers

The rise of the nanny for teenagers
TV presenter and newsreader Fiona Bruce recently revealed that although her two children are in their teens, she still employs a nanny to take care of them. What is more she certainly isn’t the only one as there is a growing trend for busy ...
Posted: 17 October 2017 09:51:00
Filed under: Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

Governess or tutor - which to hire?

Governess or tutor - which to hire?
An increasing number of families are employing governesses and tutors to provide extra educational support to assist their children in achieving their maximum educational potential. Tutors and governesses offer varying forms of educational support ...
Posted: 17 October 2017 09:51:00
Filed under: Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

The life of the modern day gamekeeper

The life of the modern day gamekeeper
Associated with imagines of tweed caps and waxed jackets or even Mellor the gamekeeperin DH Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover which scandalised the world of publishing on its realise in 1928, gamekeeping is certainly one of the ...
Posted: 13 October 2017 14:19:00
Filed under: Private Households & Estates

How to stay safe this Halloween

How to stay safe this Halloween
Let’s be honest there is something very spooky about Halloween; unlike any other night of the year it appears our parenting rules simply go out the window. Generally our rules are clear and simple: no wandering around the neighbourhood at ...
Posted: 11 October 2017 10:14:00
Filed under: Catering & Hospitality, Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

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