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How to find the right housekeeper in London?

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Do you think you need an extra set of hands around the home? If you don’t require care assistance but simply need someone to help you keep on top of the day to day chores, hiring a housekeeper is a great option.

Hiring a housekeeper with Guardian Carers is easy. We can find you the perfect candidate in London in no time. All you need to do is tell us exactly what you require, the type of candidate that you are looking for, and we will take care of everything for you. Keep reading to find out how to find the right housekeeper in London.

The first steps in finding the right housekeeper in London

In order to find the right housekeeper in London, there are a number of steps that you need to follow. We advise you to first and foremost, inform yourself well in advance and do thorough research before making a decision.

It’s always a good idea to ‘shop around’ various agencies to see what their offering is in terms of housekeepers in London. There are a few trust signs you should look out for when browsing these agencies’ websites. The first sign to look out for is online reviews.

If the agency is displaying its reviews on their website, that is a great sign - it means that they have nothing to hide. If you cannot easily find their reviews, you can simply look them up on Google Reviews or Trustpilot, for example.

Nowadays, social media presence is also important. You may want to look up the agencies on platforms such as Facebook, Linked In or Twitter. If you do find them, that is great - this shows openness, transparency and it proves that they are a well-rounded company.

It’s also worth simply doing a quick Google search of the agencies’ names. What comes up when you do the search? You may find out that they are affiliated with other companies, you may find press coverage or you may even find information that will make or break your decision.

When you are done searching for the agencies which you think will help you find the right housekeeper for you, you may phone up and enquire with them. One of the main things you should remember to ask is ‘What does your vetting process look like?’. Keep reading to find out how Guardian Carers vets all housekeepers.

Our vetting process

Here at Guardian Carers, we are proud of our extensive vetting procedures. Over the years, we have perfected our vetting methods to ensure total customer satisfaction with our candidates.We are firm believers in learning and we always adjust and improve our methods along the way. Our expert consultants’ extensive vetting checks are part of the reason why we are one of the top carer-housekeeper agencies in the country.

Our vetting process consists of firstly interviewing the candidates. Based on the job description provided by yourself, your personal consultant will research the most suitable housekeepers for the role.

As soon as your personal consultant has found you housekeepers to match your criteria, they will set up interviews with them. Our consultants will usually set up a face to face interview with suitable housekeepers, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, these interviews have been moved to Zoom.

During the interview process, they will go through the housekeepers’ skills and qualifications relating to the role and have an extensive conversation about their experience as housekeepers so far.

Your safety and security is our top priority. This is why our consultants ensure that the housekeepers they choose for you have clean enhanced DBS checks. If the housekeepers do not already have a DBS check which is in date, the consultant will support them in applying for one.

The final background check that our consultants will complete is the verification of references. They will request contact details from two previous employers whom they will telephone and ask questions regarding the housekeepers’ performance, the tasks they were in charge of and their personality, among other things.

The benefits of hiring a housekeeper in London

Hiring a housekeeper for your home in London provides you with the independence you seek and offers you time to focus on the things that matter the most to you. You can leave the tedious tasks or the duties you may not be able to perform anymore, in the hands of capable and efficient housekeepers selected by Guardian Carers.

Another benefit of hiring a housekeeper in London is that you have complete flexibility and control. You may choose to hire only a part-time housekeeper to come in for 3 hours per week or a few days per week. You may even hire a full-time housekeeper, or if you require a higher level of housekeeping in your household, you may hire a live-in housekeeper. We can even support you in finding senior housekeepers or house managers.

Your housekeeper can assist you with almost everything, such as:

  • Doing the laundry and ironing
  • Changing bed linen
  • Doing the dishes
  • Doing the mopping, hoovering and dusting
  • Doing the grocery shopping
  • Running errands
  • Taking the bins out
  • Helping with gardening
  • Helping with home administration
  • Looking after pets, if needed

If you would like to know more about how to find the right housekeeper in London for your needs, you may simply give us a call on 0207 183 1395 or make an enquiry on our website. Our consultants are always happy to answer any questions you may have or offer you advice with no obligation to hire.

Here at Guardian Carers, you can enjoy all the benefits of having a housekeeper in your home and get to enjoy your independence at home. Our premium permanent housekeeper service also provides you with free access to our payroll service and a free replacement guarantee for the first 6 months.

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