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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 ...

Household Planners: how to easily create and use one

Household Planners: how to easily create and use one
The quote by Benjamin Franklin: “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail” is very apt,even if we don’t often take it to heart or put it into action. By creating a Household Planner, you not only provide everyone in the ...
Posted: 21 January 2019 09:20:00
Filed under: Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates

Signs that employing a Nanny is the right decision for you

Signs that employing a Nanny is the right decision for you
If you’ve been considered hiring a Nanny, you will now be fully aware that it can be a challenging decision that requires a lot of deliberation and soul searching. There are lots of childcare options and each one can offer your family both ...
Posted: 07 January 2019 11:06:00
Filed under: Private Households & Estates

What it’s really like to work a ski season

What it’s really like to work a ski season
Every year hundreds of workers head to ski resorts all over the world to begin their first ski season. Some see it as a way to fill the winter months with something exciting on their gap year, others see it as a cost effective way of being on the ...
Posted: 13 December 2018 09:38:00
Filed under: Ski & Yacht

Top Housekeeping tips to keep the house clean this Christmas

Top Housekeeping tips to keep the house clean this Christmas
Christmas is a magical and special time, but it does require a lot of effort and hard work to make everything run smoothly. Preparations need to start well before the big day and sometimes it can feel like everything is getting a little out of ...
Posted: 13 December 2018 09:30:00
Filed under: Catering & Hospitality, Childcare & Education, Private Households & Estates, Ski & Yacht

How to graciously cancel plans over Christmas

How to graciously cancel plans over Christmas
The festive season is truly upon us and our busy lives are due a burst of wonderful and, let’s be honest, not so wonderful but unavoidable social invitations. Although it’s a magical time of year it is very easy to overload ourselves ...
Posted: 12 December 2018 09:12:00
Filed under: Childcare & Education, Corporate Stafffing, Private Households & Estates

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

Top tips for Yachties considering leaving the industry for a shore-based position

Top tips for Yachties considering leaving the industry for a shore-based position
As all ex-yachties will testify there sometimes comes a point in your career when your desire to have your feet firmly on solid ground and be closer to friends and family, whom you have inadvertently neglected slightly over recent years, grows to a ...
Posted: 05 November 2018 11:11:00
Filed under: Ski & Yacht

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 ...

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