Private Housekeepers


All private housekeepers are met, interviewed and thoroughly vetted by The Parent & Child Nanny Agency. All private housekeepers will have a DBS Enhanced Disclosure at the start of employment.

A housekeeper is a domestic service professional who is employed to manage a household. A housekeeper’s principal responsibility is to maintain the employer’s home to an organised, clean and tidy fashion. A housekeeper may live in or live out, and may be employed on either a full time or a part time basis.

A housekeeper is ‘hands on’ in the performance of her chores and responsibilities. A housekeeper may supervise other household staff and oversee the full running of a private household. A housekeeper may be assisted in the performance of her duties by a Domestic Cleaner

A housekeeper’s duties may include any of the following:

  • Cleaning the interior of the home and the immediate areas outside
  • Kitchen maintenance – dishes, cupboards, pantry, counters and floors
  • Laundry
  • Ironing
  • Bed making and linen changing
  • Meal Preparation
  • Cooking and serving for special events
  • Grocery shopping
  • Keeping the household supplies fully stocked
  • Running errands
  • Receive & serve guests
  • Pet care
  • House plant care
  • Silver/Brass Polishing
  • Supervise tradesmen/contractors
  • General organisation of household items
  • House-sitting while the employer is absent
  • Childcare (most commonly school aged children)
  • Household book-keeping/receipts
  • Dry cleaning errands
  • Sewing and mending
  • Car management

A housekeeper is not required to hold any qualifications but must have the necessary skills required for this role. A good housekeeper will be pro-active, self-assertive and have excellent time management and organisational skills. A Housekeeper is usually supervised by the homeowner in smaller households, and by the Household Manager in larger households and estates.

A typical full time housekeeper salary starts at £18,000 per year