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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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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

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

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

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

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