Our clients often hire household staff for hybrid roles, with one such example being a Nanny/Housekeeper. With over 20 years’ experience recruiting Nanny/Housekeepers in London, UK and internationally, Knightsbridge Household Staff is a trailblazer in the industry. We know exactly what to look for in a candidate to ensure our clients find a suitable Nanny/Housekeeper who is dedicated, trustworthy and experienced.
All Nanny/Housekeeper candidates are meticulously interviewed and we only work with the most skilled, professional and dependable Nanny/Housekeepers, to ensure a service that is second to none. Our consultants take a great deal of time to get to know the households looking for Nanny/Housekeepers, and similarly the candidates looking for Nanny/Housekeeper jobs. To ensure longevity in all placements, it’s imperative that a match is made based on personality and character, as well as ability and experience.
Knightsbridge Household Staff understand that all domestic staff jobs need to be tailored specifically to meet the needs of each client, and as such, the responsibilities of a Nanny/Housekeeper will totally depend on the individual requirements of each family and household. We provide a completely bespoke service to each and every client.
Division of time between domestic Housekeeping tasks and childcare is wholly up to you. Traditionally we see our Nanny/Housekeepers looking after the household during the morning, while older children might be at school and then switching to a Nanny role when they’re back in the afternoons, from 3pm for example. This would be a sole care position and could include collecting children from school or after school clubs, cooking, helping with homework and other childcare duties. Meanwhile they would have taken care of all Housekeepers’ duties before the children get home or around the children’s schedules.
However, in families with younger children the Nanny/Housekeeper may be working alongside a parent and so managing the Housekeeping while they are around and then taking on Nanny duties on a more ad hoc basis when parents are busy.
When they are working on the Housekeeper duties, this would include cleaning, laundry and ironing, making beds, general tidying, shopping, looking after pets, cooking and preparing meals and possibly overseeing other members of the household.
Both scenarios could see the Nanny/Housekeeper living in or out, working full or part-time. What hours they’d work is also up to the agreement made with the family – it could include weekends or one day a weekend or be Monday-Friday.
Why use Knightsbridge Household Staff to hire your Nanny/Housekeeper?
Knightsbridge Household Staff has an excellent selection of different types of candidates in London and the UK, including multilingual Nanny/Housekeepers. We often place candidates who in addition to English, speak Tagalog, Mandarin, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Latvian, Italian and Russian.
We offer a completely personalised service, tailored to your unique needs, as do our candidates. Housekeepers are flexible to work from 20 hours a week or less, up to six days a week, as well as on rotas. We vet the candidates first, interviewing them at our Knightsbridge office, before setting up meetings for you with the most suitable Nanny/Housekeeper applicants.
We can advise on checks that need to be conducted, including DBS and ensuring they have all the necessary credentials to work in the country you’re living in.
How much are Nanny/Housekeeper salaries?
Nanny/Housekeepers might be paid by the hour, in which case you can expect to pay £15-18 net per hour, or annually from £40,000- £50,000 a year.