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November 23rd, 2015

Are you planning ahead for the holidays? From simple evening drinks parties to lavish dinners; travelling overseas to entertaining at home, the secret to having a fantastic time over the holidays is to hire the right private household help. And, with qualified, professional, experienced people available for temporary contracts, it’s easier than you think to find the right people to give your holiday festivities the perfect finishing touch.

Help with… Childcare

Jobs and activities with children double or triple at this time of year. Parties to attend, concerts to go to, performances to see, costumes to provide, cakes to bake. There’s always something going on, and with children at different schools and clubs, making sure everything is done and under control can test even the most organised parents. Why not get some dedicated help in to make things run more smoothly? There are usually excellent candidates looking for part-time nanny jobs at this time of year, and it could be just what you need to ease the pressure.

Help with… Catering

This is a great time of year for entertaining. From cocktails and canapes to a complete dinner party, everyone likes to have their home full of great conversation, laughter and the chance to share their hospitality. To make sure you create the best possible impression and that your guests have a truly memorable time, think about hiring a dedicated chef to work with you over all your events this holiday. They will help you plan menus, create themes and ensure everything is delivered to perfection.

Help with… Organisation

At the same time as hiring a chef, consider recruiting a butler. Agency specialists can help you to find someone who can help you to organise your events, and run everything on the night, so that you can concentrate on your guests, and not on the minor details. Look for temporary household staff too, so you have waiting staff and kitchen staff who can work in the background, ensuring all your guests’ needs are met.

Help with… Driving

As well as hosting your own events, you’ll also be inundated with holiday invitations. Forget about driving duties and parking issues, and talk to a chauffeur agency about supplying a professional to drive you to your engagements. A qualified chauffeur can either drive your own vehicle or provide their own, ensuring that you always arrive – and leave – on time.

Help with… The Details

If the holiday period is always busy for you, with a lot of travelling, events to go to and entertaining to arrange, wouldn’t it make your life easier to have a house manager? Agencies like Quintessentially People can supply temporary household staff to ensure that everything runs like clockwork – whether you’re there or not. From organising travel to making sure that the house is ready for your return, good domestic staff understand how to ensure your home is always efficiently organised and running smoothly.

To find out about hiring professional help for your home and family over the holidays, contact Quintessentially People today. From our offices in London, New York, Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale, we can source and screen experienced nannies, butlers, household staff, estate managers and more.