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How to occupy a toddler on a plane

How to occupy a toddler on a plane
We all look forward to our holidays with great joy. However the same can’t be said about taking children, especially toddlers, on a plane. For many of us the thought could be enough to simply stop us from booking in the first place, or at ...
Posted: 24 July 2018 14:09:00
Filed under: Childcare & Education

Why you should consider moving to the Cotswolds to work

Why you should consider moving to the Cotswolds to work
Moving to the Cotswolds is the ultimate dream for many and it’s easy to see why, as the area offers a rural lifestyle without losing touch with the shopping and cultural activities associated with big city living. Some of our prettiest, most ...
Posted: 20 July 2018 10:08:00
Filed under: Catering & Hospitality, Childcare & Education, Corporate Stafffing

How to successfully interview over Video calls

How to successfully interview over Video calls
Recruiting for household staff now more than ever involves asking candidates to take part in a video interview, often for the initial stage. The benefits are clear: it saves a great deal of time for both employer and candidate, it’s ...

A day in the life of a Houseparent

A day in the life of a Houseparent
The role of Housemaster/Housemistress/Houseparent is a very well respected and vital non-teaching role within independent boarding schools and is dedicated to the daily care and welfare of the children living at the school. It’s a demanding ...
Posted: 20 June 2018 09:26:00
Filed under: Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

How to keeps the kids safe in the sun and around the pool this year

How to keeps the kids safe in the sun and around the pool this year
Summer and especially summer holidays hold the promise of endless sunshine, fun andplaying in the pool. Although playing in the pool is the best of pastimes, all the fun and games can so easily come to an end; the swimming pool can be a dangerous ...
Posted: 06 June 2018 11:12:00
Filed under: Childcare & Education

It’s here - the latest Greycoat Lumleys 2018 Salary Survey

It’s here - the latest Greycoat Lumleys 2018 Salary Survey
Two years ago, our 2016 Salary Survey, outlining expected salaries across a range of disciplines all over the globe, has certainly proven to be an invaluable resource for both employers and job seekers within the private staffing industry. Indeed, ...

How to break the Nanny code

How to break the Nanny code
If you’re a mum or dad who employs a Nanny or even a newly charged Nanny yourself, you might have found yourself having a look through a few Nanny social media groups on Facebook and the like. If you have, then it would be ok if you thought ...
Posted: 10 May 2018 11:22:00
Filed under: Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

Writing the perfect CV for Private Household work

Writing the perfect CV for Private Household work
When it comes to writing a CV relating to your experience in Private Households, it is important to compose your résumé carefully so that it appeals to both recruiters and employers alike, vital if you are to stand out from the ...
Posted: 01 May 2018 11:06:00
Filed under: Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

Tips for helping your children get used to a new Nanny

Tips for helping your children get used to a new Nanny
Hiring a Nanny can seem like the answer to all of your prayers. However, the job’s notfinished when you make a job offer because unless you handle the process of introducing a new Nanny correctly, it can create a whole new bunch of ...
Posted: 30 April 2018 14:05:00
Filed under: Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

Interview questions to ask when interviewing a Nanny

Nanny Interview Questions
So you’ve decided that an extra pair of hands will make your life easier as you try to juggle career, partner and children. You’ve considered all the options from day care to live in Au Pair and have decided that hiring a Nanny, either ...
Posted: 15 March 2018 08:06:00
Filed under: Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

Daily habit tips from the world's most effective people

Daily habit tips from the world's most effective people
We all know that person don't we, who no matter what life throws at them, always appears to have it together and takes everything in their stride? You might even have thought that there must be a secret they know that you're missing out on or that ...

Registration Days in the North of England

Registration Days in the North of England
Greycoat Lumleys North of England Office currently has a number of excellent jobs within Private Households all over the North of England.  Our office in Buxton covers jobs in Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Staffordshire, ...

Recruitment Open Day 2018

Recruitment Open Day 2018
Greycoat Lumleys currently have a number of excellent jobs within private households in London and the surrounding areas, and we were wondering whether you were looking for a new role? We have fantastic positions for Housekeepers, Couples, Nannies, ...

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 a great 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 ...

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

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 ...

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