Full Name: Marion Sladek
Age: 46 years old
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Profession: Elite Maternity nurse
Why did you decide to become a Maternity Nurse?
I entered my profession because I love children and enjoy working with them. That’s why I first became a nanny.
Name: Susie Somerville
Training: Norland Nursery Training College
Years working as a Norland Nanny: More than 30!
What is your current position?
I currently work in a rota position in India looking after a 17-month-old little boy, 4 weeks on and 4 weeks off. Having said that, I am just coming to the end of my first trip with them which has lasted 8 weeks, 24 hours/day and 7 days/week, sleeping in with the little one.
Have you always loved working with children?
When I was at school, my housemistress noticed I was good with the younger children and I was consequently given the task of looking after the homesick girls, even having to tell one that her father had been killed whilst on duty in Northern Ireland. This was a heartbreaking situation and such a huge responsibility, but we got through it until her mother managed to come and collect her.
I have never ever encountered anything as difficult in any of my years as a nanny. My housemistress then suggested to my parents I should become a nanny, it was not an easy decision for my father to allow me to go to Norland but in the end, he did.
Full Name: Kerry Smith
Profession: International Rota Nanny
Why did you decide to enter your profession?
I knew from the age of 10 that I wanted to work with children.
Did you have a background/education in childcare or teaching?
Yes, as soon as I left school I went straight to college to do my NNEB.
What were the challenges you faced at the start of your career?
None. I threw myself straight in the deep end with a sole charge 24/6 role with 2 children! Gave me a running start and I never looked back after that.
Polo & Tweed specialise in recruiting staff for HNWI (high net worth individuals) and VIPs internationally, so how can you apply for those positions?
In this blog we will show you how you can apply for that perfect dream job through our online system. Please note to be able to follow the below process you need to already have a registered Polo & Tweed online log in. If not, please register here.
Whether you are a ‘leaver’ or a ‘remainer’, or looking in from outside of the UK, one thing is for sure: the Brexit vote from the referendum in June 2016 has kept everyone talking. Most importantly, as negotiations have started, it has left everyone guessing – as no clear deals or rules have been set yet.
So whether you are a candidate from mainland Europe looking for a job in the UK, a candidate from the UK looking for a job in mainland Europe, or a client in either location looking to hire staff, keep reading on what you need to know.
Lucy Challenger, CEO of Polo & Tweed was delighted to be invited to help a VIP client find an experienced nanny for her family. The client was willing to partake in the Channel 4 documentary, so Lucy and the team agreed to be featured in the show.
Check out our exclusive video clip below!
Do you know how to harness the power you have in your Polo & Tweed login? Worry not. Together we will take a look at some easy things you can do to help you get that dream job.
It is important to remember Polo & Tweed are a recruitment agency so new jobs are coming in all the time for different families and you need to apply for the jobs you would like. We don’t automatically pass your CV on to our client, we need you to let us know by applying.
This handy guide will help you understand how to get the most out of your candidate portal, and give you the best opportunity for future job opportunities through Polo & Tweed.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a butler?
Here’s your chance to find out!
Polo & Tweed are delighted to announce that from September 2016 we will be partnering with Red Letter Days and offering the chance to hire your very own personal Butler for the day! The perfect gift for your loved ones (or of course yourself!)
If you’re going to hire a butler for a day be sure to get the most of your experience.
Here are our top 5 recommendations for what to do with your Butler for a day
After Brexit: the forecast for domestic staff…
On the 23rd of June, millions of British people voted as to the future of Great Britain’s place in the EU. At 7am on the 24th, the country awoke to a new day and to the realisation that the majority (if only by 1, 269,501 million which had swung the vote) had won to leave the EU. What followed was complete and utter chaos.
David Cameron (Prime Minister) announced his resignation, the stock market crashed, the pound plummeted to a rate that had not been seen since 1985 and £350 billion pounds was wiped from the British economy. The world watched on as the journalists and press gave their best indication of what would follow.
Those at the head of the ‘Leave’ campaign were suspiciously quiet. As a British company (with our headquarters in Mayfair), with a British CEO at the helm of the ship, Polo & Tweed employers are a mixture of British and non British (Dutch, Romanian, Russian, American, etc) They were hand-picked for their jobs for their business acumen and ability to work in a strong team. They were chosen due to their aptitude to do a great job.
So what is the forecast for the future of the company, what does this mean for candidates looking for work and clients looking to hire staff? What is the future for the UK and for domestic recruitment….
CEO of Polo & Tweed Lucy Challenger was delighted to be invited to a HR Owen partners day, where she and her husband Ben Challenger (retired British Olympic Athlete) were invited to drive the Bentley latest models, followed by a lovely lunch and networking with other like minded brands.
The event was organised by Ian Barrow, the general manager of HR Owen Bentley Berkshire, and Lucy was joined by other leading brands who work in the surrounding areas. Although Polo & Tweed is based in Mayfair, London, Lucy moved to West Berkshire before the birth of her son Noah, as she wanted to raise a family surrounded by nature. Her team at Polo & Tweed regularly place staff in the home counties, including Berkshire, so she is extremely familiar with the area.