All About Housekeeper

How can a Housekeeper help?

Housekeepers look after and the cleaning, maintenance and upkeep of your home and their duties include:

  • Cleaning your home inside and out
  • Laundry duties – washing, ironing, folding and putting clothes away
  • Making bed, changing sheets
  • Cleaning and tidying the kitchen, preparing meals
  • Buying food, groceries and other household items
  • Looking after pets, plants and important items
  • Some accounting tasks
  • Occasional childcare

Live-out Housekeepers perform all the vital duties of a Housekeeper, but they do not live in your home with you. They will live a commutable distance from your home – you may find this option useful if living space is limited in your home.

Live-in Housekeepers stay in your house so they can be called upon for last-minute emergencies and can begin work in the morning as they awake. They are a very flexible option.

Housekeepers can also be part-time, suiting people who work part-time and do not need housekeeping services for the full week. You can discuss the working hours when you hire your Housekeeper.

What qualifications do Housekeepers hold?

Our Housekeepers come from a wide range of backgrounds with different levels of experience.

Although the role does not require formal qualifications, all of our Housekeepers have been fully trained in first aid and have the required skills and proven references.

Some qualifications Housekeepers do hold include:

  • BTEC/NVQ /Diploma in Hospitality Supervision
  • NVQ in Housekeeping

How much does it cost to hire a Housekeeper?

Typically, a full-time Live-in Housekeeper costs £250-£550 per week depending on experience.

As they usually live in your home, please also take into account the additional costs of having an extra guest in your home, and the Housekeeper will require food and transport costs.

A full-time Live-Out Housekeeper costs around £250 - £600, typically.

Part-time Housekeepers, who usually carry out live-out duties, typically cost £6 to £12 per hour depending on experience.

It is important to remember that Housekeepers are employed by you. As your employees you will need to pay PAYE tax and National Insurance contributions. This can be discussed when hiring your Housekeeper.

What hours do Housekeepers work?

Working hours of Full-time Housekeepers are usually between 10 to 12 hours a day for 5 or 6 days per week.

Part-time Housekeepers can work different hours according to your needs.

You should agree on the exact working hours when hiring your Housekeeper.

How do I hire a Housekeeper?

Please contact us to hire your ideal Housekeeper. Selecting the right Housekeeper is an important choice to help you keep your home clean, tidy and running like clockwork.