How To Hire A Personal Housekeeper: The Complete Guide

Published on January 22, 2018

Finding a personal housekeeper for your family is serious business. When hiring someone to look after your valuable assets and pets it’s imperative you take the right steps and find the perfect fit. Your housekeeper will be a part of your everyday life, so hiring the right housekeeper will make your life much easier, and hiring the wrong housekeeper can make it harder.

One of the biggest pieces of advice we can offer is to clearly define the requirements for your perfect personal housekeeper. Once you are clear on your requirements, and the type of housekeeper you’re looking for, you’re ready to start your search.

There are several ways to go about finding a personal housekeeper – we’ve listed the different options below so you can get a better idea of what option might suit you best.

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Employment Agency Vs Recruitment Agency – What Polo & Tweed is?

Published on June 1, 2017

Employment and recruitment agencies are two very different entities, but from the outside can be quite confusing. This article should help you understand the differences between the two.

It can seem that there are so many things to think about when looking for a new job. Our hope is that this article will give you the tools to make great decisions on your journey to your dream job.

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The Domestic Service Industry – Is It For You?

Published on April 18, 2017

The domestic service industry is a great way to earn a good living and have a long term, solid income and career. It has lots of potential to climb the ladder to higher up, better paid jobs too. Have you considered working in the domestic service industry? Read our guide to find out if it’s the right career choice for you.

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Things You Should Know About Employing a Nanny

Published on April 6, 2017

In the United Kingdom, legal guidelines dictate that private and domestic childcare providers working for a private family should be employed.  Many families look to see if they can ask a nanny to be self employed, and this will vary depending on the country they are in. As the role of a nanny is considered a professional one, they should be given protection as employees.  What things should you be made aware of when employing a nanny?

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The Difference Between an Au Pair and a Nanny

Published on April 3, 2017

Childcare is a complex area.  Titles such as ‘au pair’, ‘nanny’ and ‘mother’s help’ are often used, and sometimes families can get confused with all the terminology. There are many different types of child care staff, and it’s important before starting your search that you understand the difference between them, so you can clearly establish what you and your family need. Here is our guide to the difference between an au pair and a nanny.

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A Complete Guide to Nanny Payroll Services

Published on March 30, 2017

You’ve been through the process of finding your perfect nanny- now you have to pay them!  However, many people have queries about nanny payroll services.

Nanny payroll services can seem like a complicated thing to manage, especially if this is the first time you are hiring a nanny. But this doesn’t have to be the case. Here at Polo & Tweed, we’ve written a handy guide for you to understand nanny payroll services better.

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Hiring A Nanny: How To Do A Proper Reference Check

Published on August 27, 2016

Your FULL Guide to A Nanny Reference Check

Having children is probably the most amazing thing that can happen to a woman and her family. However, this comes in a package with lots of worries, like how to make sure you hire a safe and trusted nanny to look after your children.

If you decide to hire a high end nanny it’s essential to vet your candidates so you can find a trustworthy and qualified nanny. Apart from CVs, interviews, and DBS checks, you’ll need to follow up with their references. Even if you are going through a prestigious agency and they do all the legwork for you, it’s best and highly advised that you check the references yourself as well.

This guide will help you properly conduct reference checks on your nanny candidates so you can be confident in your decision.

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Luxury Nanny: Your Entry Into the Social Elite?

Published on August 22, 2016

 

It’s not what you know, it’s who your nanny knows… 

You want the best for your children. Although you can get them the best education and healthcare, how do you make sure your child is getting connected with the right people introduced into the right social circles? The right nanny can be your savior.

The best future for your child

Investing in a high end, luxury nanny may be a good fit for your family if you’re looking for more than just outstanding childcare. Any highly experienced and educated nanny can provide the care, support and guidance your child needs to develop, learn and grow. But it will be wise to look further ahead, and think about what kind of future you want for your child.

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4 Most Common Concierge Mistakes (And How To Correct Them)

Published on August 8, 2016

We all know how important first impressions are…

Especially in luxury hotels, the smallest of details can have a big impact on the experience of a guest. More often than not, a concierge is the first interaction a guest has with the hotel; They are a direct reflection of your hotel and can either set a vibrant tone for a great stay, or disappoint a guest’s expectations.

Most concierge mistakes are easily corrected if you know what they are, but you’d be surprised how often the these details are overlooked.

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How to Hire A Nanny: The Complete Guide

Published on July 11, 2016

Read this before you start your search…

Finding a nanny for your family is serious business. When hiring someone to look after your most prized family member(s) it’s imperative you take the right steps and find the perfect fit. Your nanny will be a part of your every day life, so hiring the right nanny will make your life much easier, and hiring the wrong nanny can make it harder. 

One of the biggest pieces of advice I can offer is to clearly define the requirements for your perfect nanny. If this is your first time hiring a nanny, it’s a good idea to review the different types of nannies now so you can find the best fit for your family. We also recommend these tips for finding the perfect nanny which outlines the top nanny qualities to look for when hiring.

Once you are clear on what type of nanny you’re looking for, you’re ready to start your search.

There are several ways to go about finding a nanny – we’ve listed the different options below so you can get a better idea of what option might suit you best.

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