When it comes to prices, no one likes surprises or hidden costs, which is why we make our fees as transparent as possible. Our fees include the cost of screening your candidates and the time required to carefully match the person’s skills, experience and personality with your expectations and preferences. This will be payable upon the candidate accepting the position offered.
At C&E Private Staff, we pride ourselves on matching families with the right candidate.
C&E Private Staff Ltd will be pleased to accept payment by Bank transfer (details can be found at the bottom of your invoice) or by sending a cheque made payable to “C&E Private Staff Ltd”. Please be aware that all payments must includes an invoice number for reference purpose, this will ensure that your payment is allocated correctly.
Type of Private Staff
An individual that comes to your home and takes care of your children. Someone who is invested in the children’s development and wellbeing. The care provider’s education and experience determines the hourly rate and salary.
An individual that is in charge of the day-to-day management of the home as well as the care of the children in the household.
This person is often the head-of-staff and can manage the other household domestic staff members.
An individual who manages and cleans the household. Although this person doesn’t usually care for children, there are some housekeepers who do.
Our housekeepers have at least 2 years’ experience in private homes.
Some homes require ladies’ maids, chamber maids, kitchen maids or parlor maids. More common in larger homes, these positions are usually responsible for cleaning and maintaining one particular area of the home. Ladies’ maids or personal maids may be required to do an employer’s hair, help her dress and undress, pack for trips, and keep her clothes in order.
A Chauffeur will typically be responsible for driving family members and guests to social and professional appointments. He or she is also expected to care for the car, making sure it is always clean and operating properly. A Chauffeur may also be required to work in the office of the employer, doing filing or faxing, and maybe even do errands. Often the hours vary, so flexibility is important.
A Cook or Chef prepares detailed menus and food for most or all family and social events. A Cook or Chef may also prepare meals for the staff. The household Chef is responsible for anything food or kitchen-related, including organization, clean up, shopping for all food-related supplies and menu planning. There are many levels of cooks from the basic family cook to the school trained gourmet chef.
A Gardener may possibly have a degree in horticulture, and cares for formal gardens, lawns, shrubs, flowers and other gardens.
The Gardener also supervises any outside vendors who come on the grounds and orders supplies and equipment for the estate.
A top of the line Gardener would have knowledge of insecticides and chemical application. Many have greenhouse experience as well. Housing is often included. This job can also be combined with a caretaker position.
A Personal Assistant is responsible for keeping up with the social and professional demands of an employer. Duties may include keeping track of the family agenda, arranging for reservations of various events, travel bookings, event planning, and some secretarial responsibilities, shopping and running errands.
A Family Assistant is responsible for the same tasks as a Personal Assistant, with the addition of child-related duties.
A Personal Trainer can assist in making exercise a regular part of your routine and are here to assist you in meeting your fitness needs. In addition to the outside motivation, a personal trainer can also help you develop a more positive outlook on exercise and change your lifestyle to a healthier one.
A maternity nurse is a medically or non-medically trained individual who will come to your home and help you with your new-born baby. Our maternity nurses can assist your family for as little as two weeks- up to several months. They can provide daytime, night-time and overnight care.
A Tutor provide one-on-one educational assistance to elementary and secondary school students or to adults.
Executive assistants work for a company officer at either a public or private company and possess the authority to make crucial decisions affecting the direction of such organizations. The executive assistant performs the usual roles of managing correspondence, preparing research, and communication while also acting as the “gatekeeper,” understanding in varying degree the requirements of the executive, and with an ability through this understanding to decide which scheduled events or meetings are most appropriate for allocation of the executive’s time.
Primarily a chief administrator, the Estate or Household Manager assumes a leadership role for managing the staff and services for one or more homes. This may include interviewing and supervising all contractors, attending to the proper care of automobiles, wine cellar and other functions and managing accounts.
A Laundress washes, irons and steams clothing, table linens and sheets, as well as organizes the closets and dressers. She may also be required to care for the polishing of shoes.
A Butler is customarily responsible for a single residence, supervising household staff, setting up the household and ensuring all duties are fulfilled. Typical duties include ordering household supplies, setting and serving a formal table, caring for the silver, china, and crystal and overseeing dinner parties and other events held in the home. A Butler should have good knowledge of wines and may be required to use a computer.
A Houseman is usually responsible for the heavy housework, such as cleaning the hardwood and marble floors, vacuuming and polishing silver and brass and repairs. He may be required to care for the front entry area of the house and the walkways. In a home where there is only a Houseman, he typically does what a Housekeeper would.
A full charge household team. Typically a married couple, usually one person is responsible for the inside of the home: cleaning, cooking, shopping, menu planning, laundry, serving and overseeing the daily activities of the house. The other person is responsible for the outside grounds, gardening, light maintenance, repair and maintenance of machinery and automobile care. In more formal situations, Couples may only oversee the inside of the house. Housing is usually provided.
A Yacht Crew is divided in four primary departments. Each department is responsible for a unique set of tasks aboard and is suited for individuals with specific skillsets and experience to make your life on board absolutely fantastic.