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5 top tips for wrapping the perfect Christmas present

5 top tips for wrapping the perfect Christmas present
It’s that time of year where Christmas is fast approaching, and your thoughts turn to wrapping the pile of presents that you have lovingly chosen for friends and family. Now it can feel after all the effort choosing, sourcing and purchasing ...
Posted: 03 December 2018 11:34:00
Filed under: Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

How to hire your very own Mary Poppins!

How to hire your very own Mary Poppins!
Today the 1964 Disney film starring Julie Andrews is considered a true classic and the songs and music from the film are the soundtrack to many of our childhoods. It’s easy to see why, the iconic image of Mary Poppins can’t help but ...
Posted: 14 November 2018 10:34:00
Filed under: Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

Why you should consider moving to Edinburgh to work

Why you should consider moving to Edinburgh to work
Although Edinburgh is probably best known for its Festival, Fringe and of course Hogmanay celebrations, the city is also most certainly a great place to live and work all year round. Indeed, Edinburgh has been ranked second in a recent global ...

The rise of the female Butler and why it might be the job for you

The rise of the female Butler and why it might be the job for you
There really has never been a better time to become a Butler. Truly in-demand, a career as a Butler offers the opportunity to work all over the world and will guarantee that each day will be varied and different from the last. The role of a Butler ...
Posted: 22 October 2018 10:26:00
Filed under: Childcare & Education, Corporate Stafffing, Private Households & Estates

The benefits of joining the DBS Update Service

The benefits of joining the DBS Update Service
For any private employer hiring domestic staff is a big decision, especially when they are employing them in their own home. Even more so when they are a family choosing a person to help take care of their children. Thankfully, the Disclosure and ...

How to store away your summer clothes for winter

How to store away your summer clothes for winter
It’s that time of year when summer will quickly be a distant memory, the leaves will soon turn brown and fall from the trees and winter is just around the corner. It’s also the time we need to organise our wardrobes and store away our ...
Posted: 12 October 2018 09:49:00
Filed under: Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

Not long now until the first snow falls - let us know NOW your availability for the upcoming ski season

Not long now until the first snow falls - let us know NOW your availability for the upcoming ski season
The kids are back at school and the temperature has well and truly dropped. We’ve said a fond farewell to the beautiful summer we’ve just had, and the first signs of Autumn are here. It’s that time of year when many people, with a ...
Posted: 26 September 2018 10:26:00
Filed under: Private Households & Estates, Ski & Yacht

Why parents and Nannies need to stay off their phones to allow children to thrive

Why parents and Nannies need to stay off their phones to allow children to thrive
The technology available today offers so much; information on any topic is available instantly at the touch of a button and it’s possible to be constantly in touch with people no matter where they are in the world. However, it isn’t ...
Posted: 26 September 2018 10:17:00
Filed under: Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

Why you should consider moving to the Beaconsfield and the surrounding areas in Buckinghamshire to work

Why you should consider moving to the Beaconsfield and the surrounding areas in Buckinghamshire to work
Recruitment Open Day in Beaconsfield on the 27th September When looking for a place to live and work it’s not hard to see why the peaceful and quiet market town of Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire is so popular. Beaconsfield offers its ...

Why you should consider becoming a Temporary Housekeeper

Why you should consider becoming a Temporary Housekeeper
You’re a dedicated Housekeeper with a meticulous work ethic and attention to detail that ensures your skills are always in high demand. Plus, you really love your job. However, you could find yourself either unable to commit to a full-time ...
Posted: 06 September 2018 09:09:00
Filed under: Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

…It’s time for autumn deep cleaning and it benefits your health! Item

…It’s time for autumn deep cleaning and it benefits your health! Item
Now we’ve all heard about the powers of a good spring clean, where after the winter months when we batten down and nest, we welcome in the Spring/Summer time as a traditional time to freshen the home, open up the windows and pay attention to ...
Posted: 31 August 2018 12:54:00
Filed under: Private Households & Estates

Why salaries should always be paid gross not net

Why salaries should always be paid gross not net
Employment in the UK is, with a few exceptions, almost always spoken about using gross salary amounts. However, in the world of domestic and household service the norm for many years has been to talk in terms of net hourly/weekly/monthly ...

The benefits of using an established agency to find your next Nanny

The benefits of using an established agency to find your next Nanny
Finding the right Nanny for your family is a daunting and at times overwhelming task, especially as the task can often arrive out of the blue and with very little notice. Every day the Internet is populated with more and more online databases that ...
Posted: 22 August 2018 14:33:00
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
Recruitment in the private household industry is booming, however it is still an industry shrouded in mystery and notouriously difficult to get into. Many believe it is a world of aristocratic country estates similar to Downton Abbey, however ...
Posted: 22 August 2018 14:26:00
Filed under: Private Households & Estates

The different types of table service you need to know about

The different types of table service you need to know about
Table service refers to the varied ways in which food is presented and served at the table and the objects utilised at the table such as dishes, glasses, plates, silverware and table linens. The style chosen can directly influence the ambience and ...
Posted: 14 August 2018 09:27:00
Filed under: Catering & Hospitality, Corporate Stafffing, Private Households & Estates

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 ...

Why you should consider hiring a Butler

Why you should consider hiring a Butler
In today’s busy modern world there is nothing more precious than time. However, no matter how many time-saving gadgets we purchase to help with the often-overwhelming everyday activities and challenges we face, it often feels like an uphill ...
Posted: 25 June 2018 15:46:00
Filed under: Private Households & Estates

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

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

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