'I hate housework. You make the beds, you do the dishes – and six months later you have to start all over again.' (Joan Rivers)
Increasingly, couples are hiring housekeepers because they find that both partners have busy and time-consuming jobs and neither has the time or energy to keep the home going. Housekeepers are also invaluable to single professionals who have very little free time and need more done than just a quick clean once a week. They need someone to do the shopping, collect the dry cleaning, fill the freezer and deal with tradesmen while they’re out. Big, busy families find housekeepers a great boon, allowing parents to have quality time with the children without having to worry about all the household management tasks. Housekeepers sometimes babysit in the evenings and often make food for the children.
Some of our housekeepers are also experienced in looking after babies and young children on a regular basis. Some of them have had children of their own so they are particularly experienced in childcare. If you have children and you need some help with them as well as the running of the home, a nanny-housekeeper can be the perfect compromise: the house is kept spotless, food is cooked for dinner, all the laundry is done and the children are playing happily!