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Why Domestic Couples continue to be in demand

Why Domestic Couples continue to be in demand
When looking to hire staff to help run a household, there are often varying circumstances and 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 ...
Posted: 27 February 2020 16:57:00
Filed under: Catering & Hospitality, Private Households & Estates

Our latest Recruitment Open Days in the UK and France

Our latest Recruitment Open Days in the UK and France
We have a number of Open Days planned this month, aimed at a variety of candidates and covering a wide range of roles in Corporate Catering & Hospitality, Ski & Yacht, Childcare and Private Households. Take a look at what's happening, and ...

How to cope with the demands of a new Private Household job

How to cope with the demands of a new Private Household job
So you finally get the ideal job and everything is in place. But as we all know (because we have all been there!) starting any new job is a mix of emotions, including excitement, anxiety, expectation and usually an abundance of nervous energy. Any ...

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 - this is vital if you are to stand out from ...
Posted: 13 January 2020 12:44:00
Filed under: Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

How to start your career within a Private Household

How to start your career within a Private Household
As a new year (and new decade) starts, one of your New Year resolutions may be to start searching for a new job? January is one of the busiest months in the job market, with lots of opportunities to find an interesting new role. Recruitment in ...
Posted: 13 January 2020 12:15:00
Filed under: Private Households & Estates

Where to find Christmas magic in the UK this year

Where to find Christmas magic in the UK this year
The holidays are coming, and it’s that time of year when we start to really think about Christmas and all that we need to get done. It can be very easy to lose ourselves in all the planning, having to think about menus, presents and all the ...
Posted: 22 November 2019 13:15:00
Filed under: Catering & Hospitality, Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates, Ski & Yacht

How to add more green into your clean

How to add more green into your clean
Green cleaning products have been around for years, but are often unfairly stereotyped as less effective and far more expensive than traditional cleaning products. Although this might have been the case at one point, the effectiveness of the ...
Posted: 04 November 2019 09:06:00
Filed under: Catering & Hospitality, Private Households & Estates

Why you should consider moving to London

Why you should consider moving to London
At some point in your career, you may have considered working in London. It is one of the world’s most important hubs of finance, trade and commerce, with significant footholds in the technology, creative and service sectors. The ...

How have private household roles changed since the days of Downton Abbey?

How have private household roles changed since the days of Downton Abbey?
Although viewers of Downton Abbey may think that domestic service has now largely died out, especially in these days of greater social mobility, this isn’t the case. Times have certainly changed; gone are the “Upstairs, Downstairs” ...

Why you should consider moving to the East Midlands.

Why you should consider moving to the East Midlands.
For those considering relocating, the East Midlands region offers good prospects and a great quality of life. The region comprises Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland. It may not be as well known ...

How to manage your child’s screen time

How to manage your child’s screen time
Smartphones, tablets and computers are now very much part of our lives, and for our children there has never been a time when they have known a world without screens. But no matter how much screen time our children may desire, managing it is an ...
Posted: 02 September 2019 08:52:00
Filed under: Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

How to make ‘back to school’ easier for everyone!

How to make ‘back to school’ easier for everyone!
Although we are in the midst of the school summer holidays thoughts of your ‘back to school’ routine are probably starting to creep back into your mind. The good news is that with a little effort and planning it is possible for your ...
Posted: 20 August 2019 09:33:00
Filed under: Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

Why you should consider moving to North East England: Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Durham, Cleveland

Why you should consider moving to North East England: Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Durham, Cleveland
Often overlooked as a place to move to, the North East of England is a brilliant and diverse place to live. For many people the North East is still very much associated with its rich industrial past but sitting just below Scotland the North East of ...

Characteristics to look for in a great Nanny

Characteristics to look for in a great Nanny
When looking for a new Nanny to join your family it can feel like a daunting choice and task. After all it will be one of the most important decisions you make for your family and it needs to work for everyone. Even if you work with a dedicated ...
Posted: 29 July 2019 08:43:00
Filed under: Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

Looking after stone and brick buildings

Looking after stone and brick buildings
In a series of monthly guest blog posts, we’ll be exploring the dos and don’ts, and the hows and whys of looking after stone and brick buildings and specialist materials within them. As you’ll see, while specialist knowledge is ...
Posted: 24 July 2019 09:14:00
Filed under: Corporate Stafffing, Private Households & Estates

Unexpected uses for everyday household items that every Housekeeper should know

Unexpected uses for everyday household items that every Housekeeper should know
It really is amazing that with a little creative thinking you can come up with some ingenious and surprising alternative uses for the everyday household items you have hanging about. Here are our favourites: Rubber gloves are great at picking up ...
Posted: 22 July 2019 10:46:00
Filed under: Catering & Hospitality, Private Households & Estates

How to keep your kids safe in the sun this summer

How to keep your kids safe in the sun this summer
The long beautiful days of summer are back and it’s time for our minds to drift to thoughts of long days basking in the sun and ideally the odd beach along the way. Although today we are all so much more aware of the dangers of too much sun ...
Posted: 03 July 2019 09:29:00
Filed under: Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

How to survive the school holidays stress free

How to survive the school holidays stress free
So, it’s not long before the schools close for the summer holidays and as parents or Nannies we have several weeks to entertain them while still trying to maintain some kind of routine. It can certainly be a testing time for even the most ...
Posted: 01 July 2019 09:03:00
Filed under: Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

How to get kids to love vegetables

How to get kids to love vegetables
OK, we might be stretching the truth a little with the word love (!), but every parent knows that even if you have the most fantastic eater from day one, there is always a chance that they will become increasingly picky at mealtimes, especially ...
Posted: 01 July 2019 08:56:00
Filed under: Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

Nurseries versus Nannies - you decide!

Nurseries versus Nannies - you decide!
Having two working parents is most definitely becoming the norm and with it is comes a demand for excellent professional childcare. It certainly is one of the most important and emotional decisions you will ever make. But which childcare choice ...
Posted: 18 June 2019 15:06:00
Filed under: Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

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