Having a housekeeper is a great way to ensure that everyday tasks around the home are always taken care of. This is particularly useful for those that work full time, do shift work or simply do not have the time to carry out housekeeping duties themselves.

Choosing the right fit for your family is vital to create an ongoing, harmonious working relationship. Nannies Matter matches families with housekeepers, and can help you to find the best fit for your needs. To arrange a professional house-cleaning service that best suits your unique requirements, call us today on 0800 121 4881, or fill out the contact form below.

Why Hire a Housekeeper?

Hiring a housekeeper can make your life easier, especially if you have a busy working life or schedule. Housekeepers can take care of the tasks you do not have time to do, or do not enjoy doing, and leave you with more time to spend on what you really love.

Hiring a housekeeper benefits your time management and efficiency, and will leave you more time to pursue your career, hobbies, or enjoy precious moments with your family. A professional housekeeper ensures that your home is maintained to the highest standards.

Every home is unique, and so are its cleaning needs. Whether your home requires daily upkeep, weekly deep cleaning, or even specific tasks like organising wardrobes, a housekeeper can adapt to your household’s specific requirements. Beyond cleaning, many housekeepers can assist with a variety of household tasks - from laundry and ironing to preparing meals and caring for pets.

What Services Do Housekeepers Provide?

Housekeepers are versatile professionals who offer a range of services tailored to the needs of your home and your schedule. The core services provided by our housekeepers include, but are not limited to:

  • Daily and weekly cleaning: routine tasks such as dusting, vacuuming, mopping floors, and cleaning bathrooms and kitchens to keep your home sparkling clean.
  • Deep cleaning: periodic deep cleaning services for areas that require extra attention, such as ovens, refrigerators, and windows, to maintain a hygienic environment.
  • Laundry and ironing: handling all laundry needs, including washing, drying, ironing, and even putting away clothes, to ensure you always have a fresh wardrobe ready.
  • Meal preparation: the basic meal preparation services some housekeepers offer may involve helping to plan and prepare healthy meals for you and your family.
  • Organisation: assistance with decluttering and organising spaces such as closets, cabinets and storage areas, to help create a more orderly and functional living space.
  • Pet care: many of our housekeepers are comfortable and experienced with pet care, including feeding, walking, and general pet-related cleaning.
  • Errands: light errands, such as grocery shopping or picking up dry cleaning, can also be incorporated into the service, subject to agreement.

We will match you with a housekeeper who provides the services you require and a structure that you will find convenient. Whether you need a full-time, live-in housekeeper or someone who performs for a few hours a week, Nannies Matter can help.

What is a Nanny Housekeeper?

While a housekeeper manages your domestic requirements, a nanny housekeeper can also assist with childcare. Nanny housekeeper duties and responsibilities vary but generally encompass a tailored blend of childcare and housekeeping tasks. These professionals adeptly balance their time between nurturing activities (such as engaging children in educational play and assisting with homework) and performing routine household chores like cleaning, laundry, and meal preparation. Their role may also extend to managing daily family-life administration tasks to help your household run more smoothly.

For many families, hiring a nanny housekeeper is a game-changer. It offers the dual benefit of ensuring your children are cared for in a loving, attentive manner while keeping your home tidy and well-managed. This frees up invaluable time and reduces stress, allowing families to focus more on quality time together and less on the demands of household management.

Recognising that every family is unique, the role of a nanny housekeeper can be custom-tailored to fit specific needs and preferences. A full-time nanny housekeeper can help you on longer shifts, while a part-time employee may be better if your children are older and more independent. The exact split of the responsibilities will be up to your family's needs and will vary as your children grow up.

All of the housekeepers we hire are pet-friendly and will be more than happy to walk dogs. If you require a specialist nanny groom to help with the care of your horses, we can also help with this.

Visit our nanny housekeeper page to learn more about why and how to hire a nanny housekeeper.

Why Choose Nannies Matter?

Whether you're looking for some additional help, from 20 hours a week right up to a full-time 40 or 50-hour-per-week live-in housekeeper or nanny, we are able to assist you.

Our highly experienced team has years of practice placing candidates in the Home Counties, including London, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey and Berkshire. We’re confident we can find the perfect fit for your family.

The needs of each household can be very specific so we don't operate a one size fits all policy. We can meet with you at your home to talk about your specific needs, or hold discussions over the phone or via email. We will discuss our extensive checklist with you personally to identify all of your requirements, and make sure they can be met by any of the candidates we match you with.

FAQs About Our Housekeeper Services

Are Nannies Matter's housekeepers trained or certified?

At Nannies Matter, we take pride in the professionalism and expertise of our housekeepers. All our housekeepers undergo a rigorous selection process to ensure they meet our high standards of quality and reliability. Generally, housekeepers are not required to be certified, but experience and good reviews are essential. Our candidates must provide verifiable references, and we conduct thorough background checks to ensure their reliability and expertise.

For housekeepers providing additional services such as cooking or pet care, we verify their competence in these areas through formal training or extensive practical experience.

The wellbeing and satisfaction of our clients are our top priority. That is why we ensure that every housekeeper we work with meets our strict criteria for skills and trustworthiness and shares our commitment to providing the highest standard of service.

Do you conduct background checks on your housekeepers?

The safety and security of your home and family are our top priorities. To ensure this, we conduct comprehensive background checks on all our housekeepers before they join our team:

  • Criminal record checks: we perform thorough criminal background checks to ensure our housekeepers have no history of criminal activity that would present a risk to you and your home. In this way, we provide peace of mind for the families they serve.
  • Reference verification: each candidate is required to provide professional references from previous employers. We personally contact these references to discuss the candidate's performance, reliability, and conduct in their previous positions.
  • Right to work: we verify each housekeeper’s legal right to work in the UK to ensure compliance with all relevant employment laws and regulations.
  • Qualifications and experience: for those listing professional training or specific skills among their achievements, we verify their qualifications and assess their practical experience to ensure it aligns with our standards and the needs of our clients.

These background checks are part of our commitment to delivering a service based on trust, excellence, and safety. We ensure that every housekeeper we place is someone we would trust in our own homes.

Can I customise the cleaning schedule according to my needs?

We aim to provide a flexible and tailored service that aligns perfectly with your lifestyle and needs. Here is how we ensure the cleaning schedule fits your specific requirements:

  • Initial consultation: our process begins with an in-depth discussion to understand your household needs, preferences and schedule. This allows us to gather all the necessary information to create a service that’s just right for you.
  • Flexible scheduling: whether you need a housekeeper daily, several times a week, weekly, or on a different schedule, we will search for candidates that can accommodate your needs. Our aim is to provide you with a service that fits seamlessly into your life without causing any disruption.
  • Adaptable services: beyond scheduling, we also offer the flexibility to adjust the types of tasks performed according to your changing needs. Whether that means focusing more on certain areas of the home, adjusting to seasonal cleaning requirements, or providing additional services like laundry or meal preparation, our nannies are here to make your life easier.
  • Ongoing communication: we maintain open lines of communication with our clients. Should your needs or schedule change, we are just a call away to adjust the service accordingly.

Our goal is to provide you with a bespoke cleaning schedule that brings convenience and cleanliness to your home.

Can I request a trial or interview with a potential housekeeper?

Interviews are a key part of the selection process for your housekeeper, and trial shifts can help you to understand how a housekeeper works and whether they are the right fit for you in practical terms. We believe it is crucial for both you and the housekeeper to feel comfortable and confident in the working relationship.

An interview is an excellent opportunity for you to ask detailed questions about the nanny’s experience, qualifications, and approach to housekeeping. It also allows the housekeeper to understand your expectations and the specific needs of your household. Depending on your preference and the current guidelines, interviews can be conducted in-person or virtually.

If you and a potential housekeeper feel like a good match after the interview, we can arrange a trial shift. This typically involves the housekeeper working for you for a short period, allowing both of you to evaluate the fit before making a long-term commitment. During and after the trial period, we encourage open communication and feedback. This ensures that any adjustments to tasks, schedules, or methods can be made early on, to set the foundation for a successful working relationship.

Contact Us Today

The right fit for your family is vital to ensure an on-going, harmonious working relationship, so get in touch today to tell us your requirements. Call 0800 121 4881 or if you want us to contact you, fill in our contact form and we’ll call you back.

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