Searching for the perfect solution to a happy home? Look no further. 

Your home is your castle – and every castle needs a housekeeper. However, when it comes to hiring domestic support to help with the smooth running of your home, it can be a very daunting process, particularly if it is your first time.  

Whether you are recruiting a nanny, housekeeper, or even senior support for your elderly parents, there are many areas you need to consider that may not be apparent when you first start looking.  

Here at Hummingbird, we are often approached by families that are not entirely sure what they are looking for but know that the current set-up just isn’t working for them so need some guidance. 

Sound familiar? If so, read on to discover four reasons why hiring a housekeeper agency such as Hummingbird Home Staff could be the perfect solution for your family. 

4 benefits of using a housekeeper agency 

1. Save yourself time and effort

First things first, recruiting a nanny, housekeeper, or senior support can be a time-consuming process – and if you are exploring the idea of domestic help to take the pressure off and improve your work/life balance, the last thing you want is to spend precious time dealing with the recruitment process! 

When you hire domestic support through an agency, you don’t have to worry about finding candidates, checking references, or conducting background checks because they will take care of all of that for you, saving you from a stressful and time-consuming process.  

In turn, this will free up your time to spend on other things, such as spending time with your family and friends or dedicating time to your hobbies. 

2. They’ll get to know you and your needs

When hiring a housekeeper or domestic help, it’s really important to think carefully about what you want and what type of duties you need them to perform. Every home is different but so are the helpers so finding a person who understands your home and what you need is key to the success of the placement. 

For families with children at school or nursery, pick-up times and the end-of-day schedule are always a struggle, so an afternoon nanny could be the answer. Families with seniors needing support at home and getting out and about can call to find out ways to regain independence. Or families with homes that need management, cleaning and reorganising – we are here to help get things sorted! 

When you work with a specialist housekeeper agency, they will take the time to really get to know you and your personal needs, so they can make sure they can find the right person for the job. 

3. They have access to the best talent

A specialist housekeeping agency will also work with experienced housekeepers who are masters of their trade – so rather than finding someone yourself who might not be up to the task at hand, you can rest assured that your home help will be fully trained with bucket loads of experience.  

Here at Hummingbird Home Staff, for example, we have strict standards for the housekeepers we work with, which means you will always benefit from staff who are reliable, trustworthy, and highly skilled at their jobs.  

4. They’ll take care of all the details

Finally, when it comes to hiring domestic support, it’s really important to be clear about what you are looking for when you interview your candidates because they will also be interviewing you and will need to feel confident about the role they have come to discuss with you. 

If you find the idea of conducting interviews overwhelming, when you outsource to a housekeepers’ agency they will take care of the process for you from beginning to end. So, rather than wading through paperwork or conducting endless interviews, you will only have to deal with one contact. 

Your agency will also take care of the rest of the process for you – which means that you won’t have to deal with issues surrounding insurance or taxes. Plus, they'll streamline the process to fit in around your busy schedule, too.  

Let Hummingbird find the right home help for you 

With years of experience in assisting families on their journey to finding the right support, Hummingbird Home Staff are prepared to listen to you, discuss the type of help to solve them and then work with you to find the person who makes your home life easier. 

So, if you’re looking for a nanny or housekeeper in Surrey or the surrounding areas, look no further. If you’d like to learn more about our expertise and are keen to discover more about our services, let us help you and give us a call. Start your search for home staff in Surrey today!

4 reasons to use a housekeeper agency to find domestic support
Kerry Barnham
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Kerry Barnham on 20th May, 2024