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Mental Health Awareness Week. Let’s talk about Body Image

Mental Health Awareness Week. Let’s talk about Body Image
Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation (MHF), May 13 - 19 is Mental Health Awareness Week and this year the focus is on Body Image - how we think and feel about our bodies. The aim of this years’ campaign is to address the growing problem of ...

Professional food photography: the key to selling your services as a Chef

Professional food photography: the key to selling your services as a Chef
We don’t know about you, but we only need to picture our favourite food and our mouth starts to water!  That of course is the thing about food, a picture is all you need for your emotions to take over and you can actually taste the ...
Posted: 16 May 2019 18:24:00
Filed under: Catering & Hospitality, Corporate Stafffing, Private Households & Estates

Harrogate and Clitheroe open days

Harrogate and Clitheroe open days
Due to a high level of demand in the area, we are seeking high quality staff to work in private households in the North of England. We will be holding open days in Harrogate on the 5th June 2019 and Clitheroe on the 3rd July, so you don't need ...

Could hiring a PA help you find extra time in your day?

Could hiring a PA help you find extra time in your day?
In today’s busy world it is very easy to fall behind in what you want to achieve in your professional, home and personal life. Life is busy and no matter how organised you are there is only so much you can achieve yourself. Trying to be ...
Posted: 02 May 2019 09:10:00
Filed under: Childcare & Education, Corporate Stafffing, Private Households & Estates

Why you should consider moving to South East England

Why you should consider moving to South East England
Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex and Kent The South East of England has always been a popular place to live and work and it’s easy to see why, as it doesn’t matter if ...

Cotswolds open days

Cotswolds open days
Due to a high level of demand in the area, we are seeking high quality staff to work in private households in the Cotswolds and the surrounding areas. We will be holding an open day in Burford on the 7th May 2019, so you don't need to travel into ...
Posted: 29 April 2019 13:29:00
Filed under: Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

How to organise an Easter Egg Hunt

How to organise an Easter Egg Hunt
What better way to celebrate Easter than with a fun packed Easter Egg Hunt? After all the kids are on holiday so what better way to spend a springtime afternoon? Plus, if you get them involved in all the preparation, they can be kept busy for days ...
Posted: 08 April 2019 14:53:00
Filed under: Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

Visit us at The Baby & Toddler Show, Sandown Park

Visit us at The Baby & Toddler Show, Sandown Park
Visit us at The Baby & Toddler Show, Sandown Park Taking place at Sandown Park in Surrey on 12-14th April, The Baby & Toddler Show is the ultimate location for parents in London and the South East, bringing together everything you need, ...
Posted: 02 April 2019 16:05:00
Filed under: Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

Housekeeping Coffee Morning – 17th April 2019

Housekeeping Coffee Morning – 17th April 2019
Housekeeping Coffee Morning – 17th April 2019  CANCELLED  This has now been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances  - we will be organising another day and will keep you all posted  Due to high demand, we are looking ...
Posted: 01 April 2019 15:42:00
Filed under: Private Households & Estates

How to choose just the right school for your child

How to choose just the right school for your child
Our years spent finding the perfect Governess or pastoral staff for our clients has taught us many things, however what stands out most is the sheer complexity of choice available to parents when selecting how to educate their children and the ...
Posted: 29 March 2019 15:03:00
Filed under: Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

The really essential top three skills every excellent PA needs

The really essential top three skills every excellent PA needs
The role and duties of a PA can often be unclear for some and there are probably still a few people that imagine that all a PA does all day is collect the dry cleaning and send a few emails. Of course, those of us in the know fully understand the ...
Posted: 29 March 2019 14:49:00
Filed under: Corporate Stafffing, Private Households & Estates

Why you should consider moving to South West England Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, Avon, Gloucestershire

Why you should consider moving to South West England  Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, Avon, Gloucestershire
The South West of England, or the West Country as it is sometimes affectionately known, is often overlooked as a ‘hot spot’ to move to, but those who don’t consider the area an option could be missing out on one of the most ...

Why you should consider hiring bilingual household staff

Why you should consider hiring bilingual household staff
When recruiting household staff there are many standard skills and qualities that everybody looks for including excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a willingness to be flexible. However, although desirable for most employers, ...
Posted: 29 March 2019 14:25:00
Filed under: Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

So, what does a Governess do?

So, what does a Governess do?
Governesses and Nannies are household roles that often have childcare and education duties that cross over, however there are always key primary differences. A Nanny is there to take responsibility for the primary care of the child rather than ...
Posted: 08 March 2019 09:34:00
Filed under: Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

Pancake Day - Shrove Tuesday - Pancake Tuesday - Mardi Gras - Fat Tuesday - Carnival Tuesday

Pancake Day - Shrove Tuesday - Pancake Tuesday - Mardi Gras - Fat Tuesday - Carnival Tuesday
Depending on which country you are from you might be celebrating Pancake Day, Shrove Tuesday or even Mardi Gras - Fat Tuesday on the 5 th March this year. To most of us in the UK it will always be Shrove Tuesday, an annual Christian tradition on ...
Posted: 01 March 2019 09:42:00
Filed under: Catering & Hospitality, Childcare & Education, Corporate Stafffing

How to choose the right colour for your baby’s nursery

How to choose the right colour for your baby’s nursery
Choosing the right nursery colour for your baby can be a tricky decision. You suddenly have all these questions flying around your head: Will it be too bright? Will there be enough stimulation? Is there ever such a thing as too much ...
Posted: 28 February 2019 14:16:00
Filed under: Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

The life of a superyacht Chef

The life of a superyacht Chef
Anyone who isn’t familiar with the superyacht industry may be inclined to think that superyacht crew are constantly swanning around the globe on an extended vacation, however anyone who has worked on-board yachts in one of the world’s ...
Posted: 15 February 2019 10:57:00
Filed under: Ski & Yacht

Recommend a Friend and get up to £250*

Recommend a Friend and get up to £250*
Important message for Candidates already registered with Greycoat Lumleys: We know that our business relies on super Candidates like you. We are always really keen to hear from more great Candidates, personally recommended by you, because we ...

Top tips for writing the perfect CV

Top tips for writing the perfect CV
Looking for a new job can feel like a massive job just in itself, especially as you have to put together the perfect CV or else you won’t even get noticed, never mind get an interview. However, the good news is that the latest best seller ...

Proven tips to help you stick to your New Year’s resolutions

Proven tips to help you stick to your New Year’s resolutions
The latest statistics emphasise what we all probably know in our hearts, that so many of us started 2019 with the right intentions to make and stick to New Year resolutions but that sadly, only around 8% of us will actually achieve our goals. But ...

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