Private Household Staff
The demand for highly experienced domestic couples continues to grow as families require more support within their luxury homes. Hiring a domestic couple can be straight-forward, however, getting the combined strengths from both parties is key.
What living arrangements should I provide for a Domestic Couple?
Typically, a domestic partnership will be a married couple so it would be wise to offer separate accommodation with all the expected amenities. The couple will only need one bedroom, but a private bathroom and fully functioning kitchen is a must to ensure privacy on both parts is respected. Providing the couple within their own space will ensure a long and stable relationship.
What services can a Domestic Couple provide?
Relevant experience from both individuals is vital, and basic skills need to be met in the first instance. One individual needs to be able to drive all manner of vehicles with a clean UK or EU driving license. Beyond these basic requirements one counterpart would take on all the essential maintenance in the home, achieving a safe environment and would be on hand to repair and mend any areas when needed. The garden is a key area which will need tending; experience in this field is vital to fully reap the benefits of hiring a domestic couple. The individual needs horticultural skills and an understanding of irrigation, planting, garden machinery and of course the aesthetics – not forgetting the seasonal demands of a garden.
The other individual should have meticulous standards when it comes to housekeeping. Cooking is a valuable skill to be thoroughly embraced and enjoyed by all members of the family. High end dinner party fayre or good home cooking, whatever your requirements, ensure you trial your candidates as no one person has the same standards in the kitchen. Laundry is also a vital component of the job. Every family no matter how many members generate washing and this needs to be embraced by an excellent laundress who is well versed with fabric care.
Whatever your requirements be it security, gardening, driving, cooking, pool care, maintenance, housekeeping, OR childcare, it is all in a days’ work for a successful domestic couple.
Finding one on the other hand is an altogether different story unless you have access to the best.
Hire Housekeeping Staff
If you are looking to hire a Domestic Couple, please contact us and a member of the team will be in touch to discuss your brief. SILKS can recruit private staff throughout Surrey, London and the entire UK.